Showing posts with label cancer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cancer. Show all posts

Sunday, July 11, 2021

PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021

"WE'RE BACK!  
Please join us this fall for our 2021 ride (in person)!!!  It will be held on Sunday, September 19th at Jefferson Elementary School!  We would love to have you ride with us!  Registration is now open.  Get a team together and sign up today!!"


PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021
PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Nick Gaspar Day at George’s Pizza - June 23

"Join us and show your support for Nick on Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 by eating at George’s!

15% of ALL Orders will be generously donated by George’s to support Nick and his family.  

Please visit George’s @ 1 Crossing Plaza Franklin, MA 02038 or CALL 508-528-0055
or order online -> http://george-s-pizza.mxstorefront.com/"

#1NickStrong18  

Visit the webpage for additional ways to support the Gaspar family https://nickgaspar.com/

Nick Gaspar Day at George’s Pizza  - June 23
Nick Gaspar Day at George’s Pizza  - June 23



Saturday, May 29, 2021

GoFundMe: Gaspar Family fund raiser

"On Friday May 14, Nick Gaspar, 14 years old, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Yesterday (5/18) he underwent a successful surgery to biopsy the tumor. The family could be waiting 2-4 weeks for a full report on Nick’s diagnosis and treatment plan. This Go-Fund Me was designed to help alleviate some of the financial burden on the family in the months to come. "
Contribute to the cause -> 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Nick Gaspar fund raising apparel

"Nick Gaspar is an 8th grade student at the Horace Mann Middle School in Franklin who is passionate about sports, especially basketball and lacrosse. Nick was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and he and his family need all of the support that we can give right now.
We've launched an online store in support of Nick - all of the profits of which will go supporting Nick and his family. We ask that you consider making a purchase and sharing this post to help support Nick's fight! #1NickStrong18 "
The Custom Apparel link for #1NickStrong18 apparel


Similar update from Franklin Police Twitter:   https://twitter.com/franklinpolice/status/1395395250995318785


Nick Gaspar fund raising apparel
Nick Gaspar fund raising apparel


Monday, September 14, 2020

NEW DATE - October 2-4 for the PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020 Re-imagined

In order to celebrate with the PMC Kids Ride Community, we have moved our ride to the weekend of October 2-4. Since the majority of the Massachusetts rides will be held this weekend, we can all ride VIRTUALLY together.  

Cancer isn’t taking the year off so neither is the the PMC Franklin Kids Ride. Kids can ride as much or as little as they want in their own neighborhood, on a bike path or anywhere they choose! It’s a great opportunity for them to be creative, have some fun, make it their own, and raise money to help find a cure for cancer. Get family, friends, and neighbors to register too. All local communities are encouraged to participate. 

There is no registration fee and no fundraising minimum and all money raised will go directly to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer. 

Since 2006, PMC Franklin Kids ride has raised over $540,000 for the Jimmy fund and we look forward to adding to the total this year. Sign up today to be a virtual rider and/or donate at: https://kids.pmc.org/franklin

For more information, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer. 

PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020
PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020


Monday, August 31, 2020

PMC Kids Ride goes Virtual - Sep 19-20

PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020 is re-imagined !

Cancer isn't taking the year off so neither is the the PMC Franklin Kids Ride. This year's ride will be a VIRTUAL ride on the weekend of September 19-20. Kids can ride as much or as little as they want in their own neighborhood, on a bike path or anywhere they choose! It's a great opportunity for them to be creative, have some fun, make it their own, and raise money to help find a cure for cancer. 

Get family, friends, and neighbors to register too. All local communities are encouraged to participate. There is no registration fee and no fundraising minimum and all money raised will go directly to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. 

These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer. Since 2006, PMC Franklin Kids ride has raised over $540,000 for the Jimmy fund and we look forward to adding to the total this year. Sign up today to be a virtual rider and/or donate at:https://kids.pmc.org/franklin

For more information, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer.

PMC Kids Ride goes Virtual - Sep 19-20
PMC Kids Ride goes Virtual - Sep 19-20


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sixth Annual HockomockSports.com Charity Soccer Classic - Nov 23

Via HockomockSports.com we share this soccer fund raising event for Dana-Farber:
"We’re excited to announce that our Sixth Annual HockomockSports.com Charity Soccer Classic will be on November 23rd at Attleboro High School. We currently run two charity events each year (soccer and basketball), and once again this year we will be raising money for Dana-Farber.

Last year, we had such a successful event that we were the top fundraising group for the Kick For Dana-Farber program. In each of the past two years, we’ve taken a Hockomock team on the field before a Revolution game, and then tickets to the game as well. The North Attleboro girls team were honored on the big screen before the game as HockomockSports.com was selected as the Revs “Hero of the Match.” We also won custom training tops that the Rocketeers received for their generous support to the fundraiser.

We are hoping to be one of the top fundraising groups again this season. Our event features a girls game and a boys game that features some of the top talent from the Hockomock League. All participants are selected strictly by our staff and do not have any connection to the official Hockomock League All Stars.

If you are interested in donating to our team, you can click this link or click on the picture above that will take you to the event page, which has a link to our fundraising page."

Continue reading the article
https://hockomocksports.com/sixth-annual-hockomocksports-charity-soccer-classic/

Donate directly via the event page
https://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/site/TR/KickforDana-Farber/KickforDana-Farber?pg=team&fr_id=1320&team_id=5182


Sixth Annual HockomockSports.com Charity Soccer Classic - Nov 23
Sixth Annual HockomockSports.com Charity Soccer Classic - Nov 23

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hockomock Area YMCA Celebrates "Livestrong at the YMCA" Program

The Hockomock Area YMCA held its seventh annual LIVESTRONG at the YMCA celebration event on June 19 at Lake Pearl in Wrentham. The event celebrated the impact of the program and raised critical funding for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program at the Hockomock Area YMCA. The event raised $36,710. The inspirational evening featured remarks from LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program alumni and the presentation of two awards, the Community Champion Award, given to Dr. Natalie Sinclair, and the Charlie Shannon Volunteer Award, given to John White.

The Community Champion Award recognizes individuals or groups whose engagement and leadership positively impact individuals, and their families in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. This year, the Hockomock YMCA honored Dr. Natalie Sinclair with the award. Dr. Sinclair and her team at Dana Faber Brigham and Women’s in Milford have been instrumental in the growth of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program by referring her patients to the program and supporting them throughout the entire program. 

Ed Kelly, President & CEO of Milford Regional Medical Center; Mary Clermont, Chair of the Hockomock Area YMCA Board of Directors;  John White, recipient of the Charlie Shannon Volunteer Award; Therese Shannon, wife of the late Charlie Shannon and program alumna and mentor; and Ed Hurley, President & CEO of the Hockomock Area YMCA
Ed Kelly, President & CEO of Milford Regional Medical Center; Mary Clermont, Chair of the Hockomock Area YMCA Board of Directors;  John White, recipient of the Charlie Shannon Volunteer Award; Therese Shannon, wife of the late Charlie Shannon and program alumna and mentor; and Ed Hurley, President & CEO of the Hockomock Area YMCA

YMCA program instructor and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program alumna Judy Ammidown presented the award to Dr. Sinclair and said, “Dr. Sinclair I want to thank you for all that you do for us on the cancer journey. For recognizing the value that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA can have for your patients as we work through that chaos that follows the cancer diagnosis.” Dr. Sinclair was not able to attend the event. 

Milford Regional Medical Center President & CEO Ed Kelly accepted the award on her behalf and shared prepared remarks from Dr. Sinclair, “This award is for all of my patients. Cancer cannot take your hope, your courage, or your strength away. I salute you.”

The Charlie Shannon Volunteer Award recognizes a LIVESTRONG at the YMCA volunteer whose commitment, dedication, passion, and leadership helps the participant’s progress through the program and reach their goals. This year’s award was given to John White. John worked in the biotechnology field for many years and worked on cancer research and potential treatments during this time. He is also a cancer survivor himself. John provides his valuable life experiences to the program participants and gives them a relatable figure because he has gone through the same things they have. 

Jackie Robison, YMCA staff member and LIVESTRONG program coordinator, presented the award to John, a North Attleboro resident, and said, “John made deep connections. He encouraged his fellow participants, gave them an ear when they needed to be heard, and at times made them laugh. John is an optimist who brought his inspiration, compassion, and, most importantly, hope to the participants.” John spoke on how his experience in the field helped him be a mentor and said, “I was offered an opportunity to mentor others and provide valuable resources and support from my years in biotechnology and connections in the pipeline to some of the most advanced research being done in targeted therapies.”

Golf Fights Cancer presents a check to the Hockomock Area YMCA. Pictured L-R: Cheryl McGuire, Executive Director of Golf Fights Cancer; Jackie Robison, Hockomock Area YMCA LIVESTRONG Program Coordinator; and Brian Oates, Co-Founder of Golf Fights Cancer.
Golf Fights Cancer presents a check to the Hockomock Area YMCA. Pictured L-R: Cheryl McGuire, Executive Director of Golf Fights Cancer; Jackie Robison, Hockomock Area YMCA LIVESTRONG Program Coordinator; and Brian Oates, Co-Founder of Golf Fights Cancer.

Following the presentation of the awards, Marsea McGonagle gave a testimonial on the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program and what it has meant to her and her family. Marsea is the sister of Stephanie Whooten, an alumna of the program and a Franklin resident who passed away in September 2018 after an 18 month battle with colon cancer. Marsea spoke on what the program meant to her sister and how much it impacted her and her family. She said, “As Steph’s family, we are so proud that Steph left her mark on the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program, but it also left its mark on her. 

In just those 12 weeks, something magical happened between those four walls. Steph felt the power of the program so much that when she entered hospice this past July and she wrote her will, she designated a percentage of her estate to go to the Franklin Y’s LIVESTRONG program. Approaching death at just 27 years old, it was the next cancer fighter in her neighborhood that she was thinking about.”

The evening also included a check presentation from Golf Fights Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting cancer, to the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Golf Fights Cancer sponsored Jackie Robison, the Y’s LIVESTRONG Program Coordinator, in the Boston Marathon. Jackie raised over $10,000 for the race and Golf Fights Cancer donated the money back to the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Cheryl McGuire, Executive Director of Golf Fights Cancer, spoke about Jackie’s fundraising efforts and said, “Golf Fights Cancer is honored to have you as part of our 2019 team and we are thrilled to be able to empower you to raise the funds to give right back to the LIVESTRONG program.”

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA classes will enroll this Fall beginning in early September at Hockomock Area YMCA branches in Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro. This is a free 12-week program designed for cancer survivors and their families seeking to regain health, build strength, and connect with other cancer survivors.For more information, visit www.hockymca.org/new-livestrong-classes or contact Jackie Robison at 508-772-1310.

About the LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA program at the Hockomock Area YMCA:

This program fulfills the important need of the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life. The fact that the program is outside a medical facility and integrated into the community serves to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not about disease.

About Hockomock Area YMCA:
Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

The Hockomock Area YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities they are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit hockymca.org.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

“We make it a celebration of what they’ve accomplished”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Kids in Franklin have shown that you don’t have to be big to accomplish great things. 
For the past 12 years, youths ages 3 to 14 have put their feet to work kicking cancer, pedaling their bikes each June in the Franklin PMC Kids Ride and putting their town in the third spot statewide for fundraising power. 
“We’ve been up there for the last several years,” says Sharon Baryluk, a Franklin mom who has been on the Franklin PMC Ride planning committee since the beginning. 
Her kids have aged out of the event, but she and her fellow organizers feel compelled to continue their mission: To encourage children to ride their bikes and give back to the community, “instilling the value of working for the benefit of others and promote athletic fitness and physical activity,” all while helping the Dana Farber Institute through its Jimmy Fund with the funding it needs for life-saving cancer research and treatment."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190610/franklin-pmc-kids-ride-one-of-states-tops-fundraisers

Riders and volunteers can register and donate online at www.kids.pmc.org/franklin

Franklin PMC Kids Ride
Franklin PMC Kids Ride

Friday, December 7, 2018

In the News: PEDC presents The Nutcracker; advances in cancer seen

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"With the explosive growth of the arts in the Franklin community, Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center is preparing to present "The Nutcracker" with three performances this weekend. 
Performances are on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Bellingham High School, 60 Blackstone St., Bellingham. 
PEDC has cast six girls as Clara, for the first time having three younger dancers portray young Clara and three older dancers portray mature Clara. Each set of dancers will perform for one show. 
Dancing the lead roles in the production are Samantha Robillard, Kaitlyn Auerbach and Andrea Gray as the Snow Queen; Bridgette Ginley, Elizabeth Rodriques and Emily Conroy as the Dew Drop Fairy and Isabella Lambros, Kaitlin Broyles and Alanna Huling as the Sugar Plum Fairy."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://franklin.wickedlocal.com/news/20181206/franklins-pedc-to-present-the-nutcracker


"The winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades, although it is unlikely the disease could be eradicated. 
James Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan made the assessments at a Thursday news conference ahead of receiving the 9 million-kronor ($999,000) prize. 
They were named winners of the prize in October for their work in immunotherapy — activating the body’s natural defense system to fight tumors. 
“Soon we’ll get close with some cancers,” Allison said, citing progress against some forms including melanoma. But, he said, “the world will never be cancer-free.”
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/zz/news/20181206/nobel-laureates-despite-progress-cancer-wont-be-wiped-out/1

Friday, November 23, 2018

Hockomock Area YMCA Announces LIVESTRONG at the YMCA classes starting in January

Since 2010, The Hockomock Area YMCA has been facilitating the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program and they are pleased to announce new classes for 2019.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week program designed for cancer survivors and their families seeking to regain health, build strength, and connect with other cancer survivors. Our goal is to help participants build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. Certified YMCA fitness instructors give personal individualized instruction and are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise, nutrition, and supportive cancer care.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA alumna and program mentor Judy Ammindown with LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Program Coordinator and Trainer Jackie Robison
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA alumna and program mentor
Judy Ammindown with LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Program Coordinator and Trainer Jackie Robison

New Classes Announced for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at the Hockomock Y in January:

Bernon Family (Franklin) Branch
45 Forge Hill Road
Franklin, MA
Day and Time: Monday and Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm beginning January 7th
Day and Time: Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, beginning on January 7th

Invensys Foxboro Branch
67 Mechanic Street
Foxboro, MA
Day and Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm beginning January 8th
Day and Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm beginning January 8th

North Attleboro Branch
300 Elmwood Street
North Attleboro, MA
Day and Time: Monday and Wednesday, 12:00 pm -1:30 pm beginning January 7th

A survivor is defined from the point of cancer diagnosis through the balance of his/her life. Are you a cancer survivor or know someone who is?
Cancer survivors are encouraged to visit www.hockymca.org/new-livestrong-classes or contact Jackie Robison, Program Coordinator at 508-772-1310 or JackieR@hockymca.org for more information and to enroll.

In 2010, the Hockomock Area YMCA was one of the first ten YMCAs in the country to launch this life changing initiative, partnering with the LIVESTRONG Foundation to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. On average, 120 participants graduate from the program annually at the Hockomock Area YMCA. A recent survey at the Hockomock Area YMCA found that ninety-nine percent of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants said that the atmosphere of the Y supports them in their pursuit of health and well-being.

Part of the Hockomock Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. The Hockomock Area YMCA is enrolling now for upcoming LIVESTRONG at the YMCA sessions at their branches in Foxboro, Franklin, and North Attleboro.


About the Hockomock Area YMCA:
Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

The Hockomock Area YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities they are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit hockymca.org

Sunday, October 28, 2018

You can help too! Help Jose Knock out Cancer

Via Twitter we find: 
“No one fights alone!” Our fifth grade community came together to support a classmate! 🧡🧡🧡

“No one fights alone!” Our fifth grade community came together to support a classmate!
“No one fights alone!” Our fifth grade community came together to support a classmate!
Contribute online via GoFundMe   https://www.gofundme.com/pyehc-knockout-cancer

The tweet showing the Farmer Market booth fund raising event
https://twitter.com/OakStElementary/status/1055949888524115968







Tuesday, October 2, 2018

In the News: Project Pink Patch in Franklin; Circle of Friends Concert Oct 6

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Their members have an obligation to serve and protect, but caring is also big part of being on the Franklin Police force. 
For the first time, officers have the option to add a pink patch to their uniforms in order to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A few officers are already sporting the patches, but soon all of the department’s officers will be adorned with the powerful patch. 
Project Pink Patch, according to Sgt. Brian Johnson, was started on the West Coast. 
“There are a lot of area stations that do this,” said Johnson. “They ‘Pink it out’ they call it. They change the color scheme of the badge around and some even put the pink ribbon in there.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181001/franklin-officers-to-wear-pink-patches-in-honor-of-breast-cancer-awareness-month


"Franklin’s Circle of Friends Coffeehouse will host a concert featuring Joe Jencks with Katherine Rondeau on Saturday, Oct. 6. 
Some highlights 
1 Franklin’s Circle of Friends Coffeehouse will host a concert featuring Joe Jencks with Katherine Rondeau on Saturday. 
2 Jencks is an international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181001/franklins-circle-of-friends-to-host-top-folk-songwriter


Sunday, September 30, 2018

In the News: Gilberti leads the Walk to End Breast Cancer; trend shows more major hurricanes coming over time

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Surviving cancer is always worth celebrating, and helping to turn potential tragedy into a party is something the American Cancer Society’s Anne Gilberti has taken to be part of her job. 
In 2014, Gilberti took part in Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer. She wanted to continue the effort, but did not have someone to sponsor. 
“I didn’t really have a personal connection to breast cancer - I didn’t really know anyone with breast cancer,” she said. “Fast forward to the next year when the team I was part of was doing fundraising. That very night, I was waiting on my own biopsy and I was diagnosed with breast cancer.” 
Less than a year later, she didn’t realize she would be funding her own cause, as she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. At the time of her diagnosis, she was a mother to three children, and knew she needed to be there for them."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180929/franklin-resident-takes-own-strides-for-cancer

Donate to the cause by following the link
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY18NER?pg=entry&fr_id=89577
Making Strides of Boston
Making Strides of Boston


"The Atlantic’s warmer waters triggered the unusual number of major hurricanes last year, according to a new study that predicts the region could see a couple of extra whopper storms each year by the end of the century. 
Six major hurricanes — with winds of at least 111 mph — spun around the Atlantic last year, including Harvey, Irma and Maria that hit parts of the United States and the Caribbean. Since 2000, the Atlantic has averaged three major hurricanes a year. Before that the average was closer to two. 
It may go up to five to eight major hurricanes a year around the year 2100, according to a study in this week’s journal Science. 
“We will see more active hurricane seasons like 2017 in the future,” said lead author Hiro Murakami, climate scientist and hurricane expert at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/zz/news/20180929/why-we-can-expect-more-whopper-hurricanes-in-coming-years

Visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for more info and to subscribe to weather alerts. https://www.noaa.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Monday, September 3, 2018

You can help Tracy #fightforacure

Can you help me #fightforacure? 
I have been training since June to participate in a huge charity event where all proceeds go to the Dana Farber Cancer center. Its an amazing night of amateur boxing and I am stepping into the ring to give hope for those who are fighting against cancer and to pay respect to those who have lost their fight to that awful disease. 
The fight is on October 10th at the House of Blues in Boston. Buy TICKETS (use DEFORGE in the code area) if you can make it. I'd love for you to be there to cheer me on but even before then there are a few ways to support this cause. 
JOIN US AT JIMMY D's in Franklin on SEPTEMBER 22 from 5 PM - 9 PM. 
Jimmy has generously donated food and a drink with every ticket sold. We'll be raffling off some really great donating items by local sponsors.

If you can't make it in September or October then maybe you'd consider donating directly 
I appreciate you being in my corner!

#cancersucks

Thanks!
Tracy "The Business" Deforge

Can you help me #fightforacure? Tracy "The Business" Deforge
Can you help me #fightforacure? Tracy "The Business" Deforge

Donation Link =  https://haymakersforhope.org/event/boston/2018/belles-of-the-brawl-vi/tracy-deforge.

Ticket Link for House of Blueshttps://concerts1.livenation.com/event/010054F3951C571B?crosssite=TM_US:1703588:9044&_ga=2.146644791.2052389687.1533655448-466071311.1532011447&utm_campaign=Belles%20of%20the%20Brawl%202018&utm_source=Ticket%20Sales%20from%20Website&utm_medium=Ticketmaster   (use DEFORGE in the code area)

Ticket Link for Jimmy D'shttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/haymakers-for-hope-fundraiser-tickets-49512825193

Friday, August 31, 2018

Hockomock Area YMCA Announces LIVESTRONG at the YMCA classes starting in September

Since 2010, The Hockomock Area YMCA has been facilitating the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program and they are pleased to announce new classes for Fall 2018.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week program designed for cancer survivors and their families seeking to regain health, build strength, and connect with other cancer survivors. Our goal is to help participants build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. Certified YMCA fitness instructors give personal individualized instruction and are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise, nutrition, and supportive cancer care.

New Classes Announced for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at the Hockomock Y this Fall:

Bernon Family (Franklin) Branch

45 Forge Hill Road
Franklin, MA
Day - Time: Mondays - Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Day - Time: Monday - Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Starting September 10th

Invensys Foxboro Branch

67 Mechanic Street
Foxboro, MA
Day - Time: Tuesday - Thursday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Day - Time: Tuesday - Thursday, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Starting September 11th

North Attleboro Branch

300 Elmwood Street
North Attleboro, MA
Day - Time: Monday -  Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Starting September 5th

Cancer survivors are encouraged to visit www.hockymca.org/new-livestrong-classes or contact Jackie Robison, Program Coordinator at 508-772-1310 or jackier@hockymca.org for more information and to enroll.

In 2010, the Hockomock Area YMCA was one of the first ten YMCAs in the country to launch this life changing initiative, partnering with the LIVESTRONG Foundation to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. On average, 120 participants graduate from the program annually at the Hockomock Area YMCA. A recent survey at the Hockomock Area YMCA found that ninety-nine percent of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants said that the atmosphere of the Y supports them in their pursuit of health and well-being.

Part of the Hockomock Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. The Hockomock Area YMCA is enrolling now for upcoming LIVESTRONG at the YMCA sessions at their branches in Foxboro, Franklin, and North Attleboro.

Hockomock Area YMCA Announces LIVESTRONG at the YMCA classes starting in September
Hockomock Area YMCA Announces LIVESTRONG at the YMCA classes starting in September 

About the Hockomock Area YMCA:

Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

The Hockomock Area YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities they are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit hockymca.org.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jim Smith: Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Fight

From the GoFundMe page created by Emilie Smith: 
"My uncle Jim, a father of two teenagers, has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He is an incredible and humorous person who has spent the last 19 years caring for my two cousins as well as my sister and me. He has taught me about music and the bigger meanings in life since I was born. He still has two teens to put through college, as well as bills and this diagnosis has come at the worst time (job loss, financial struggles). 
This money will go into a non-profit my dad and I have created at EastBoca.org, and the money will pay for a variety of my uncles bills that he will struggle to pay. Any donations are extremely appreciated! All of you are so wonderful for helping!"
To contribute to this cause, visit the GoFundMe page 
https://www.gofundme.com/stage-4-pancreatic-cancer-fight

Jim Smith: Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Fight
Jim Smith: Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Fight 

Via the Twitterverse



Sunday, May 20, 2018

Against the Tide - June 16

Join us for Against the Tide in 2018. Registration is now open! 

"Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding the statewide Metro-Boston Against the Tide for the 26th year on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Set against the backdrop of DCR's Hopkinton State Park, Against the Tide offers something for all outdoor enthusiasts. Participants can enjoy the pristine beach and water for the half-mile paddleboard, competitive and recreational 1-mile swims, and 2-mile kayak events, as well as the rolling, tree-lined paved course for both the USATF certified 5K and 10K runs, and the 3-mile fitness walk. 

All ages and abilities are welcome to choose from 1, 2, or 3 of these exciting activities. The event also offers an Aquathon “Splash and Dash” component, where participants “splash” in the competitive 1-mile swim and immediately “dash” in 5K or 10K run (chosen by the participant). 

Participants may register as an individual or as part of a team. Registration is $40 per adult per event activity and $25 per student per event activity. Participants are encouraged to fundraise beyond these suggested minimums, as all proceeds support Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s unique goal towards breast cancer prevention. 


Prizes will be awarded to the fastest swim, run, and Aquathon athletes and top fundraisers."


Click the links below to register:

Against the Tide Hopkinton – June 16, 2018
https://www.firstgiving.com/mbcc/2018-against-the-tide-hopkinton

Against the Tide Brewster – August 18, 2018
https://www.firstgiving.com/mbcc/2018-against-the-tide-brewster

Interested in volunteering at Against the Tide? 
Please contact Cheryl Osimo at cosimo@mbcc.org

Visit the Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/events/113914342748020/

Against the Tide - June 16
Against the Tide - June 16

Friday, May 18, 2018

Drink Pink - Cancer Fund raising - May 19


Drink Pink!
Saturday, May 19 2-5 PM

@ Pour Richard's Wine and Spirits
14 Grove Street, Franklin


Once a year, we combine our delight with spring's new dry rosé with our passion to aid the fight against cancer.

We invite all our favorite suppliers in to pour delicious rosé, but also summer-ready reds and whites, spirits, beer, and cocktails. Because we haven't convinced everyone to drink rosé ... yet!

Your Drink Pink 'ticket' - a lovely, custom-etched Riedel glass- is a 100% donation to Milford Regional's Dana Farber Cancer Care Center. We will also be donating a share of the day's sales.

The only remaining ingredient needed to make this a resounding success? You - our adventurous, generous, and utterly fabulous customers.

Please consider joining us and bringing your friends for a fun, tasty, and purposeful day!

Drink Pink - Cancer Fund raising - May 19
Drink Pink - Cancer Fund raising - May 19