Showing posts with label marathon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label marathon. Show all posts

Thursday, October 29, 2020

In the News: Boston Marathon 2021 moved to at least the fall;

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

"The 2021 Boston Marathon will not be held in April, and local officials believe it is the correct call.

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced Wednesday afternoon the 125th Boston Marathon, traditionally held on the third Monday in April — Patriots’ Day - will be postponed until at least the fall 2021.

Brendan Tedstone, the Hopkinton Select Board Chairman, grew up in town, and said it was strange to not see a common full of runners on Patriots’ Day this year, calling it a “spring rite of passage.” Even so, he said he “definitely thinks it’s the right call.”

“It’s absolutely the right thing to do as a town,” said Tedstone. “We love having the marathon start in Hopkinton. We always have. But we would never allow an event to go on if it compromised the safety of our townspeople. I appreciate the proactive approach the B.A.A. took.”

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"Voters in Massachusetts will not be turned away for refusing to wear masks at polling stations, similar to rulings in other states.

In Houston, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry issued an executive order on Oct. 16, prohibiting poll workers from turning away voters who refuse to wear a mask at the polls.

But in Massachusetts, poll workers have been instructed on how to accommodate for all voters. No one will be turned away from voting sites or denied the right to vote for refusing to wear a face covering.

“While we strongly encourage all voters to wear a mask while voting in person, voters cannot be denied the right to vote if they are unable or unwilling to wear one. Local election officials have been advised to be prepared to provide a reasonable accommodation for such a voter,” said Debra O’Malley, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State William Galvin."

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

“It was a blast and a great way to get the community together”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"When Nick Goldman finished running 26.2 miles on Saturday morning, he was hardly alone.

With friends and family cheering outside of Horace Mann Middle School on Oak Street, Goldman, who is a physical education teacher at the school, and soon-to-be Franklin High freshman Brad Morin both raised their arms as they crossed the “finish line.”

Instead of painter’s tape, however, the finish line was made of Charmin Ultra Strong toilet paper. Recent Franklin High graduates Carly Alston and Katie Nguyen held up the sturdy bathroom-turned-marathon necessity.

“The toilet paper fits with quarantine and everything,” Nguyen said. “High-quality stuff.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/sports/20200614/pair-of-franklin-teachers-set-up-community-marathon-to-raise-money-for-franklin-food-pantry

I talked with Nick and Paul in the preparation for the fund raising marathon. You can listen to that here:
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/06/fm-283-teachers-to-run-marathon-for.html

Teachers to Run Marathon for Franklin Food Pantry
Teachers to Run Marathon for Franklin Food Pantry

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

FM #283 Teachers to Run Marathon for Franklin Food Pantry 5/28/20 (audio)

FM #283 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 283 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin teachers Nick Goldman and Paul O’Donoghue. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about how their teaching experience and schedule has changed during this pandemic period.

We talk about their plans for the fund raising effort for the Franklin Food Pantry. 

They will run a marathon on June 13 in Franklin. The community can assist in three ways:
  1. by donating and picking a mile slot to run with Paul or Nick
  2. by cheering them on along the 3 mile loop course through Franklin
  3. by donating directly to the Franklin Food Pantry

Links to the web page with additional info on the course, to sign up, or to donate are included in the show notes

The recording runs about 20 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Nick and Paul    audio file = https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/H1zSM0h7




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The marathon page https://sites.google.com/view/ffpmarathon

Get involved https://sites.google.com/view/ffpmarathon/get-involved

Course map https://sites.google.com/view/ffpmarathon/course

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Teachers to Run Marathon for Franklin Food Pantry
Teachers to Run Marathon for Franklin Food Pantry


First found via Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulODonoghue_/status/1265633349172965382?s=20

Friday, May 29, 2020

"we cannot bring the world to Boston in September"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday that running the 2020 Boston Marathon is “not feasible this year.”

The race was originally scheduled for Patriots Day and was rescheduled for Sept. 14. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A) said that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event.

Walsh said Thursday that officials agreed it was not possible for the city and other communities along the route to host the race safely.

“The traditional one-day running of the 124th Boston Marathon is not feasible this year for public health reasons,” Walsh said. “There is no way to hold this unusual race format without bringing large numbers of people into close proximity. While our goal and hope was to make progress and contain the virus and recover our economy, this kind of event would not be responsible or realistic on Sept. 14 or anytime this year.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200528/updated-2020-boston-marathon-is-canceled-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-this-is-first-time-in-history-it-will-not-be-held-in-person


"Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney to tour UMass Lowell’s Fabric Discovery Center, a Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT) funding recipient conducting high volume screening of locally produced personal protective equipment (PPE) for FDA approval."

https://youtu.be/UY1_FPyIqxQ




Wednesday, April 29, 2020

In the News: Franklin man's marathon; credit rating agency has praised the flexibility bill; municipalities can order residents to wear face coverings

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Adam Calvert knows a lot about going the distance.

Recently, the Franklin resident tied on his running shoes and hit the pavement for his very own marathon - a 26.2-mile route of his own design that took more than four hours to complete cheered on along the way by many supporters and joined for part of the distance by three fellow runners.

But the long run really began last March, when his wife, Emma, was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was just a few months into her fourth pregnancy. As Calvert supported her through the cancer treatments and pregnancy, while helping to care for their three other children, he made a decision: He’d join the Dana-Farber Marathon team and finally take on the Boston Marathon — an undertaking that had already been at the back of his mind — with her as his inspiration and Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund as his cause.

He was understandably disappointed when talk of calling off the iconic April event began late in March amid concerns about the coronavirus."

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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200426/inspired-by-wife-franklin-man-runs-his-own-marathon

credit rating agency has praised the flexibility bill
"A major credit rating agency has praised the municipal government flexibility bill Gov. Charlie Baker signed earlier this month as an advantage for cities and towns, and detailed how it will help local leaders.

In last week’s credit outlook for public finance, Moody’s Investor Service said the legislation that Baker signed into law April 3 “is credit positive for local governments because it will increase their ability to operate effectively during a period when they are managing a health emergency while also planning for the 2021 fiscal year starting in July.”

The bill got more attention for allowing restaurants to sell beer and wine with to-go orders and postponing the tax filing deadline until July, but it also provided the state’s 351 municipalities with deadline and scheduling flexibility on town meetings, tax payments and permits. Crucially, it also allowed cities and towns to tap into free cash, or remaining fiscal 2020 reserves, for fiscal 2021 budgets without having to go through the usual state approval process."
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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200427/rating-agency-takes-measure-of-coronavirus-law


municipalities can order residents to wear face coverings
"Attorney General Maura Healey’s office now says municipalities can order residents to wear face coverings in public.

On Monday, Healey’s office issued revised guidance on local authority when it comes to protecting public health amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the new guidance, a municipality can, through its Board of Health, require people to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of infection, per General Law Chapter 111, §§ 26-26C, 31, 104."
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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200428/mass-ags-office-revises-guidance-says-municipalities-can-order-face-coverings

Friday, March 13, 2020

In the News: Dean students get extra break; BAA marathon to be rescheduled

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"In light of the continuing spread of the new coronavirus, Dean College students are getting an extra-long spring break.

Administrators, led by President Paula Rooney, issued a decision on Wednesday to extend the break at least through March 22; the break was original scheduled for March 9-13.

The decision comes a day after Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding the respiratory illness, known as COVID-19, and as the World Health Organization on Wednesday labeled the virus a pandemic.

“Our focus is and will always be on the health, safety and well-being of our community of students, faculty and staff,” states an announcement posted by Rooney’s to the college website on Wednesday."

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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200312/franklins-dean-college-extending-spring-break-in-light-of-covid-19-emergency/1


"Organizers of the 2020 Boston Marathon will postpone this year’s race amid concerns about COVID-19, sources told 5 Investigates.

The 124th running of the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon was set for April 20, Patriots’ Day. Organizers are now looking to reschedule the event for September, although an exact date has not been determined, sources tell 5 Investigates. Sources say Sept. 5 - the Saturday before Labor Day - is being considered.

Legislators are talking about creating a special holiday in the fall in order to have the Marathon be held on a holiday, WCVB has learned. The bill would be subject to the same approval process as other bills.

The Boston Athletic Association had said it was working closely with state and local officials and would adhere to policies put forth by the Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization."

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https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200312/organizers-will-postpone-boston-marathon-according-to-wcvb

BAA web page with updates  https://www.baa.org/races/race-updates

BAA web page with updates
BAA web page with updates

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

25 Franklin Residents officially completed the 2019 Boston Marathon

On Monday, I posted that there were 27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon. 16 men and 11 women with the following distribution by age group.

Age Group M W T
20's 4 3 7
30's 3 3 6
40's 7 1 8
50's 2 3 5
60's 0 1 1
16 11 27

After the race I can share that 25 Franklin residents completed the full course per the official results.

Age Group M W T
20's 4 2 6
30's 3 3 6
40's 7 1 8
50's 2 3 5
60's 0 0 0
16 9 25

25 Franklin Residents officially completed the 2019 Boston Marathon
25 Franklin Residents officially completed the 2019 Boston Marathon


For more info about the runners and the race visit BAA.org/ or go directly to


27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon
27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon

Disclosure: I am proud to be working for John Hancock, one of the major sponsors of the Boston Marathon.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephensherlock/

Note: due to the data available from the results, I don't know if the 2 'missing' runners did not start the race, or started and did not complete the race.

Monday, April 15, 2019

27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon

As the Boston Marathon gets underway on Monday, there are 27 Franklin residents scheduled to start this race. 16 men and 11 women with the following distribution by age group.

Age Group M W T
20's 4 3 7
30's 3 3 6
40's 7 1 8
50's 2 3 5
60's 0 1 1
16 11 27


27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon - 2019
27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon - 2019

For more info about the runners and the race visit BAA.org/ or go directly to


27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon
27 Franklin residents scheduled to start the Boston Marathon

Disclosure: I am proud to be working for John Hancock, one of the major sponsors of the Boston Marathon.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephensherlock/

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Marathon Monday: Commuter Rail - Special Pass announced

On Monday, April 15, the Commuter Rail is offering a special $15 Marathon Pass valid for all-day, unlimited travel on all Commuter Rail lines through all zones.

This special $15 Marathon Pass is available for purchase through April 15 on the mTicket app and Thursday, April 11, through April 15 from ticket offices at North, South, and Back Bay Stations. 

The $15 Marathon Pass is also available onboard trains via cash or credit card on April 15 only.

Affected routes:

  • Newburyport/Rockport Line
  • Haverhill Line
  • Lowell Line
  • Fitchburg Line
  • Framingham/Worcester Line
  • Needham Line
  • Franklin Line
  • Fairmount Line
  • Providence/Stoughton Line
  • Middleborough/Lakeville Line
  • Kingston/Plymouth Line
  • Greenbush Line


Last Updated: Apr 10 2019 03:10 PM

For more info visit the MBTA  https://www.mbta.com/schedules/CR-Franklin/alerts


Saturday, April 6, 2019

"Franklin resident Chris Lim will complete a rare marathon feat"

In just a couple of weeks, Franklin resident Christian (Chris) Lim will complete a rare marathon feat when he finishes the London Marathon. He will have completed all 6 Abbott World Marathon Majors and receive the Six Star Medal. Only 4,989 people in the world have earned this medal so far.

His journey began in 2015 when he decided to run the Boston Marathon with charity – the Dana Farber / Jimmy Fund. After his father’s passing, Chris decided to complete the rest of the world majors.

The Abbott World Marathon Majors consist of the following 6 marathons, in order of the races throughout the year: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. Each world major has three groups of entrants: time qualifier, random ballot, or charity. Each race has a time qualifier that is very fast – under 3 hours 20 minutes in each case. Chris has battled a number of injuries and does not run that fast.

Chris had phenomenal luck and got into 2017 Chicago, 2018 Berlin and 2018 New York all on the random ballot drawing. He ran for Ronald McDonald House Charity in 2019 Tokyo and is running for Children with Cancer UK for 2019 London. He has raised almost $20,000 across those three charities with his running. In addition, he has set a new personal best with each marathon. For those who know about marathons, that is 4 world major marathons in just 8 months. His current best time is 3:53:16, which he set on March 3, 2019 in Tokyo.

Chris had been competing locally in triathlons but injured his shoulder. While recovering, he found he could run longer and longer distances and wanted to challenge himself. He enjoys running in the big cities and seeing the sights with the huge crowd support at each of these marathons.

He continues to cheer on his Dana Farber teammates each year since he ran Boston. He runs training runs with them and helps support for those running Boston on race day.

For more information about the Abbott World Majors see https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/

To support Chris’ latest charity fundraising as he runs London, see https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/fundraiser?fundraiserActivityId=1016836

"Franklin resident Chris Lim will complete a rare marathon feat"
"Franklin resident Chris Lim will complete a rare marathon feat"

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Voices of Franklin: Ashley Papadopoulos - running Boston for a cause

Christina Tocci and I have been running together for over 5 years. We have both run one other marathon, but this will be our first time running Boston.

Christina writes...
"I have lived in Franklin for 7 years but my husband Mark was born and raised here. We are so happy to be raising our children in the same wonderful community he was brought up in. My daughter, Izzie (7) attends Oak Street Elementary and my son Nicholas (4) is in preschool at Franklin Children's School."

I have lived in Franklin for 13 years. I have worked in FPS since 2006 and am currently a first grade teacher at Davis Thayer. This town has been such a wonderful place to raise my family - Theo (9) and Alex (5) attend the Keller school.
Voices of Franklin: Ashley Papadopoulos - running Boston for a cause
Voices of Franklin: Ashley Papadopoulos - running Boston for a cause

We were able to secure bibs through Dell/EMC (my husband works here) to run for the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton, MA - located about a mile from the marathon start line. They have been open for almost 20 years and providing emotional and physical support for individuals with disabilities and their families.

http://www.hopkintonrespite.com

Ashley Papadopoulos, Christina Tocci
Ashley Papadopoulos, Christina Tocci

Our long training runs are usually done early on Saturday mornings, we normally meet around 5 AM and have been running all over Franklin, but hope to practice on the course soon too.

Boston Marathon has always been a topic we have discussed as we trained for our first marathons or half marathons - we have taken our families to watch the Boston Marathon together. It is pretty awesome that all this "talk" and "dreaming" about running Boston is actually happening! We are feeling so thankful for the opportunity to run this race and raise money for the Respite Center. The donations Michael's Miracle Team raise help the youngest children at the center. Ages birth to 3 years.

I have met my fundraising goal already, but Christina is still working on hers. 

Here is her link:
https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/michael-lisnow-respite-center-boston-2019/christinatocci

If you can help, your support is appreciated!
Ashley Papadopoulos

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

In the News: Proposed June primary would benefit MA voters; Franklin residents part of Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team

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

Proposed June primary would benefit Massachusetts voters

"Last year’s Sept. 4 primary election was about two weeks earlier than is typical for Massachusetts, moved up so that it would not conflict with Jewish holidays. But despite the alteration, it was still the sixth-latest primary election in the United States. 
Senator Becca Rausch wants to change that. 
The first-term legislator filed a bill that would move the state primary up to June, and she says that the switch would help voters become better engaged and would allow the general election to be more competitive — not to mention the convenience of avoiding the scheduling pitfalls that come in September
“The primary date right now is very challenging,” said Rausch, a Needham Democrat who unseated former Sen. Richard Ross of Wrentham last November.
 
“I think we saw those reasons pop up in 2018 in a pretty obvious way.” 
The senator represents precincts 1 to 4 and 7 in Franklin, Millis, precincts A to C, I and J in Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, precincts B, F, and G of Wellesley, Wrentham, ward 1, 2 and 3a of Attleboro, North Attleborough, precincts 6, 7, 9 and 10 of Natick, Sherborn and Wayland."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190218/state-senator-rausch-june-primary-would-benefit-massachusetts-voters

Senator Rebecca L. Rausch Democrat - Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Senator Rebecca L. Rausch Democrat - Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex


Franklin residents part of Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team
"Franklin residents will run to conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team in the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15. 
Franklin residents participating include: Kerry Cameron, Catherine Cameron, Stephen Rondeau and Eileen Wallace. 
Along with more than 500 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge teammates from across the United States and around the world, they will run Massachusetts’ historic marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston to raise $6 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 
This year marks the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team’s 30th annual running in the Boston Marathon. All funds raised by DFMC goes to Dana-Farber’s Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research that supports promising science research in its earliest stages. The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge has raised nearly $93 million to date."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190218/strongfranklin-residents-to-participate-in-boston-marathon-strong

To find out more about the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge or donate


Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge
Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge





Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Franklin 2018 Boston Marathon Results

A search of the BAA Marathon Results for Franklin residents returns the following two screen shots. Congratulations to all who persevered in the weather on Monday.

You can use this link to find additional results or more information about the race:  
http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/results-commentary/2018-boston-marathon/2018-results-search.aspx


Franklin 2018 Boston Marathon Results - page 1
Franklin residents 2018 Boston Marathon Results - page 1

Franklin 2018 Boston Marathon Results - page 2
Franklin residents 2018 Boston Marathon Results - page 2

Sunday, April 15, 2018

"the hop-on, hop-off scheduled trains ticket"

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

"Digital signs across the region warn drivers about detours for the Boston Marathon starting early Monday morning. But state officials have several tips on how to get around either by car or rails on Patriot’s Day. 
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is encouraging travelers to use its real-time tools to find travel times between specific destinations. 
“We encourage all members of the public to think about their trips and about events such as the Boston Marathon which may impact how people will get to their destinations,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver in a press release. 
The MBTA is offering a special $20 all-day commemorative Marathon ticket on the Framingham/Worcester line, which allows spectators to get on and off all day at station stops close to the Boston Marathon route, according to the release. The trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule on April 16, with some additional trains to support crowds."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180414/tips-on-how-to-get-around-on-marathon-monday

Check out the MBTA/Keolis Marathon viewing map to stake out your stop
Check out the MBTA/Keolis Marathon viewing map to stake out your stop
For more info from the MBTA https://www.mbta.com/destinations/boston-marathon

Thursday, March 15, 2018

In the News: Franklin runners fund raising for multiple myeloma research

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Two Franklin runners are passing up this year’s Boston Marathon to travel to England a week later to run the Virgin Money London Marathon while raising money for multiple myeloma research. 
The race is on April 22 in London, where Franklin residents Loriann Zajac and Josh Smith will make their way winding through the city with thousands of other runners from around the world. The duo will be running to support the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). 
Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer, specifically targeting plasma inside bone marrow. The mutated cells secrete abnormal and cancerous proteins that lead to tumors, kidney damage, and a decreased immune system. 
Zajac was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the early 2000s. Although considered incurable, the cancer is treatable. Zajac has been in remission for a few years now thanks to her treatment. Their goal is to raise $5,000 before the race.

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180314/franklin-duo-to-run-london-marathon-for-charity

Contribute to the cause
https://endurance.themmrf.org/2018London/LoveForLoriAnn

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Help Neal in his marathon fund raising

"I NEED YOUR HELP!
Please share and help me get Under Armour to support Silver Lining Mentoring!
500+ miles run, 70 lbs lost, and 9 months of training have been successful because I've used the right gear. The clothing that Under Armour makes is excellent and what I've used exclusively to come this far.
Now, I'm challenging Under Armour to help make this effort meaningful by donating to the cause. On Monday, April 16 I am running the Boston Marathon to make a difference for youth in foster care.
You can help! Please share this post and consider a donation. Every click and dollar matters!



Silver Lining Mentoring
Silver Lining Mentoring

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Party for a Cure - March 2

"Why I'm running for Dana Farber:

Sometimes in life, a “Thank You” doesn't seem enough to convey how much you appreciate and treasure what someone has done for you.

In July of 2014, my mom, Jeanne Burchard was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. We chose Dana Farber for her treatment because of their excellent reputation. At the time of her diagnosis we were told that she had 2-2-1/2 years to live. Thanks to the treatment of Dr. Sinclair and the amazing nurses, my mom is still with us, and doing great. Thank you Dr. Sinclair and Dana Farber!

Fast forward to May of 2016. I had noticed that I had numerous enlarged lymph nodes. After many tests, my doctor told me that I had stage 3 Follicular Lymphoma. This was the last thing I was expecting but I had this unwavering feeling that I would be ok. Once again, our family chose Dana Farber.

We knew from our previous experience that Dana Farber treats the whole person ... not just the cancer. During my treatment, my caring nurse, Mary Beth Proulx, would sit with me while I needed to cry or talk about feelings I didn't quite understand. This was my safe place where I could let my defenses down and truly show how scared, confused and angry I was. I wanted to be strong and keep everything as normal as possible for my husband and 2 girls, but sometimes I needed to be vulnerable. Mary Beth helped me do that. My Lymphoma is now in remission and I feel awesome! Thank you Dr. Tahir, Mary Beth and Dana Farber!

This past May, my mother in law, Kathy Luccini, was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. Dana Farber and Dr. Sinclair, once again, were there for us. As Kathy began treatment, they treated her with respect by answering questions, involving her in treatment options and providing her with top-notch care. Kathy is doing great and back to playing golf! Thank you Dana Farber.

When I run, it's not only for my mom, Kathy and myself, but for all the people who have gone through this journey. This is one small way I can show my appreciation for the care and compassion we received.

On April 16, 2018, hundreds of Dana-Farber runners will take to the streets to participate in the 122nd Boston Marathon®. The DFMC team runs and raises funds with thousands of special people in mind. From Hopkinton to Boston, we carry thoughts of those people every step of the way.

Thank you for your support! Together, we're headed toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer. It would mean the world to me if you would consider making a donation."

Kim Luccini


You can donate online www.runDFMC.org/2018/KimLuccini


Party for a Cure - March 2
Party for a Cure - March 2

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tri-County Raises $1,800 for Marathon Runners from Franklin for Dana Farber Research

The Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Cosmetology Program raised $1,800 for 4 Franklin runners who participated in the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge 2017.

Cosmetology Junior Alexandra Ostergren from Franklin who is cutting Cloey Murphy’s hair
Cosmetology Junior Alexandra Ostergren
who is cutting Cloey Murphy’s hair
The third annual Cut-A-Thon and Style-A-Thon was held on Thursday, April 13. Students in the high school and postsecondary Cosmetology programs along with alumni raised funds to support local Franklin runners Bonnie Cameron in her first Boston Marathon; Bonnie’s daughters, Katie and Kerry Cameron, and cousin, Micaela Cameron, all who ran on Team Dana-Farber in the Boston Marathon.

The event began immediately after school, with dozens of students visiting the salon to show their support. Faculty members and members of the community visited the salon throughout the afternoon to have their hair cut or styled in exchange for a $10 donation for adults and a $5 donation for students.
Katie Cameron (left) and Bonnie Cameron
Katie Cameron (left) and Bonnie Cameron

In addition to having their hair cut or styled, attendees purchased raffle tickets for the chance to win generously donated gift baskets. Two of the gift baskets contained Paul Mitchell hair care products from HairLines in Shrewsbury. Other gift baskets were from Summer Scoops in Plainville and Hair Mania in Franklin.

The team of 4 women raised over $24,000.00 overall. All proceeds will go to the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Cancer Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Congratulations to all the Franklin finishers of the Boston Marathon

The official Boston Marathon results for the Franklin residents who completed the course on Monday are show below.

If you would like to inquire on another runner, you can use this link   http://baa.org/searchable-results.html




http://baa.org/
http://baa.org/

Monday, April 17, 2017

Best wishes to all the Franklin Marathon Runners

From the official Boston Marathon webpage, I pulled the listing of Franklin residents registered to run.

If you want to track an individual runner, you can follow their progress via
http://boston.r.mikatiming.de/2017/?pid=tracking





http://baa.org/
http://baa.org/