Northborough raises funds for breast cancer

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By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter

Sarah-Jane Belinskas takes a customer’s order during a fundraiser event on Oct. 15. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

NORTHBOROUGH – First responders and a local business raised $1,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute thanks to a pink patch event held on Oct. 15 in Northborough. 

“We decided to come out here today to honor and support those who have either survived breast cancer, been affected by breast cancer, had issues within their family and friends and family affected,” said State Police Trooper Farrah Gray.

The event came about after Gray came into Beyond Nutrition for the first time a couple of weeks ago. 

After talking with owner Sarah-Jane Belinskas, Gray learned that cancer had affected both of their lives. She told her that the State Police planned to hold events during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

“From there, we decided that we wanted to do something about it,” Gray said.

Beyond Nutrition and the State Police partnered with the Northborough Police and Fire Departments, the MA State Police Museum and Dana-Farber for this event.