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Boston Marathon Tragedy
Our thoughts are with the victims, families and friends of victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.
Below is information to be aware of:
- Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. Click here for more info and how to donate.
- AT&T has set up a text to donate line to support The One Fund. Customers who want to support The One Fund can text BOSTON to 80108 to give $10 (standard message and data rates may apply).
Helping Children Cope in Unsettling Times
Current world events are very unsettling. The war, economic difficulties, and the nation's heightened state of alert can cause justifiable anxiety. The uncertainty of terrorist warnings can be especially unnerving. Children may be confused or fearful that they or their loved ones are at risk. Adults need to help children feel safe, even if they themselves feel vulnerable. Parents and teachers can help children understand what is happening factually, how events do or do not impact their lives, and how to cope with their reactions.
Schools and parents need to assess what level of support children in their care need, but following suggestions may help children cope.
17th Annual Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod Golf Classic
Tedy Bruschi, former three-time, Superbowl-winning New England Patriot, Analyst at ESPN and Trustee for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, will join Bob Sweeney, former Boston Bruin and head of the Bruins Foundation, to participate in the 17th Annual Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod Golf Classic on Monday, May 20 at the Cape Cod National Golf Club in Brewster. Bob will emcee the tournament’s live auction and Tedy will join the field of golfers playing to benefit the Cape’s only rehabilitation hospital.
The two sports greats will be available for interviews 11:30 a.m. - noon at the Cape Cod National, located at 174 S. Orleans Road in Brewster. Stephanie Nadolny, Vice President of Operations for Spaulding Cape Cod, will also be available to speak about the importance of their support for the tournament and the hospital’s mission.
About Spaulding Cape Cod
Spaulding Cape Cod is part of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, which consists of 6 post-acute care facilities and 23 outpatient centers from Cape Cod to Cape Ann, and is a member of Partners HealthCare, founded by Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals. For more information, visit www.spauldingnetwork.org.
5th Annual Disabled American Veterans Gala & Golf Tournament
"The Heroes Among Us" Gala & Golf tournament is a two part event. Sunday May 19th from 3PM to 6PM the "Heroes Among Us" dinner with live and silent auction will be held. On the following day May 20th starting at 10AM we will begin the golf tournament with various prizes and giftbags given away to participants.
What the Gala and Corporate Golf Tournament are about:
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a national organization. Proceeds from this tournament go specifically to the Transportation Fund for disabled veterans. The Transportation Fund pays for the transportation of sick and disabled veterans to and from medical facilities for treatment. The Transportation Fund also benefits all disabled veterans in the area with their daily travels, not just to the VA hospital, but for all needs.
The DAV receives no federal money. This charitable institution depends entirely on membership dues, contributions and fundraisers, like this tournament, to give back to the brave men and women who gave so much of themselves to protect our freedom.
Disabled American Veterans Department of Massachusetts
24 Beacon Street, Room 546, State House
Boston, MA 02133-1042
(617) 727-2974 Email email@example.com
Thousands of students and Townie fans from around the state pass through the East Providence High School Gymnasium every year. Built in the 1950’s, the EP Gymnasium was constructed to provide a top notch health education facility for the students as well as provide the finest athletic programs in the state a resource for strengthening athleticism, team building, and leadership development. For many years, the community has enjoyed thousands of memorable events held inside the East Providence Gymnasium.
Due to a struggling economy, lack of funds, and low morale in the city, what was once considered the top health education facility in the state is now viewed as a symbol of our trying times. D’amours Step, working closely with city leadership and local teachers, has constructed a few excellent fundraising projects that will engage, teach, and empower thousands of students in our city who desperately need a morale boost and a vehicle to contribute to their community. We are confident that the magnitude and excitement surrounding this project will easily generate donations namely from alumni and students that will drive this project to completion. What we are sincerely asking is a little support from you and your company to make this project the biggest uplift the community has seen in years. It is also a perfect opportunity to teach our students and individuals in the community a priceless lesson; when tough times arise, you must step up and BE the CHANGE you want to see.
Please join D'amours Step for the EAST PROVIDENCE GYMNASIUM RESTORATION PROJECT, and help unite our community and empower our most precious resource, OUR STUDENTS!
D'amours Step is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization approved by the IRS.
EVERY DOLLAR donated to this amazing effort goes directly to building a beautiful health education facility to empower the students of East Providence. Every member for D'amours Step including engineers, medical professionals, and businessmen and women work voluntarily to assure YOU that every dollar you donate makes the greatest impact possible!
Fundraising Event Schedule
May 24 : Pasta Dinner
Location : 2000 Pawtucket Ave EPHS
May 25 : 5k Run/Walk
Location : 610 Waterman Ave EPSC
June 22 : 2013 Summer Bike Rally/Block Party
Location : 515 South Water st The Whiskey Republic, Providence RI
Bike Run Location : 2000 Pawtucket Ave East Providence, RI Arrive 1pm / Kickstands Up 2pm
One Mission Kid's Cancer Buzz-Off
Hey you with the great heair anf big heart. Would you shave yout head to help save a child with cancer? One Mission is looking for volunteers to do just that in a fun and unforgettable event to raise money for kids and their families fighting pediatric cancer. It's called the Kid's Cancer Buzz-Off and will be held on Sunday, June 9th at Gillette Stadium.
All proceeds benefit Boston Children’s Hospital and the vital programs they provide to help kids beat cancer.
Here’s the buzz on how you can help: Shave your head in honor and support of a child with cancer. Ask your friends and family to make a donation in exchange for your promise to shave your head. If you can’t brave the shave, please help by sponsoring a Buzzee or by making a general donation to the Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off.
Money raised will provide help, hope, care and support to kids and their families fighting pediatric cancer. Be a hero. Make a difference. Get involved. Join the Kid's Cancer Buzz-Off today at buzzforkids.org. Because Sunday, June 9th, bald will definitely be beautiful!
Taunton Pop Warner is hosting their first ever Father's Day Festival (we can't call it a carnival for legal reasons) on Sunday, June 16th 12p-6p at Raynham Park Gaming 1958 Broadway (Rt. 138), Raynham, MA.
Please grab dad and bring him to this family friendly "carnival" that has something for kids of all ages. This is a fun opportunity to bring our families and community closer all while helping a great cause!
This is open to all communities, so please feel free to invite your friends!
Taunton Pop Warner (TPW) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been a part of Taunton’s history for more than 33 years. All members of our association are volunteers committed to making a difference in the lives of boys and girls from the Taunton community. It is the goal of our organization to develop well-rounded young men and women who learn not only the fundamentals of football and cheerleading, but also the importance of education. TPW is a member of the National Pop Warner Little Scholars Organization which enables children to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, Pop Warner programs teach fundamental values, skills, and knowledge that children will use throughout their lives. Pop Warner Little Scholars has over 400,000 participants across the country and is the only youth sports program that requires scholastic achievement as a condition of participation. TPW currently has over 500 participants, ages 5-15.
Spring weather is finally here, bringing what's becoming a fun and heartwarming annual tradition - the Joe Andruzzi and Friends Golf Tournament. This year's event will be held Monday, June 17th at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth.
Join Joe Andruzzi and special guest hosts Zoltan Mesko and Rob Ninkovich as they hit the links with athletes and celebrities to help tackle cancer one hole at a time.
The tournament benefits The Joe Andruzzi Foundation, committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most.
CLICK HERE to Register
Questions? Contact Nancy Griffin by calling 508-261-0630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the past two years the Travis Roy Foundation, Inc and the Franciscan Hospital for Children have joined forces to host a corporate sponsored WIFFLE Ball Tournament. With the help of our amazing sponsor we have been able to raise more than $85,000.00 to date. Join us for the 2013 tournament as we aspire to double that number!
This year’s WIFFLE Ball Challenge will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at Boston University’s Nickerson Field. Registration will begin at 8am
The tournament will run from 8 am to 3 pm, concluding with a championship home run derby! Bring the family and enjoy a day filled with friendly competition, a variety of entertainment, an unbelievable silent auction and maybe even meet a celebrity or two
Proceeds will be benefiting Travis Roy Foundation, Inc which is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and funding research; and Franciscan Hospital for Children, who each year provides care and treatment to more than 10,000 children with a wide range of physical, medical, and behavioral challenges.
RIDE TO END ALS!
270 miles - Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT
1, 2, & 3 Day Rides Available
July 19, 20 & 21, 2013
Benefiting the ALS Therapy Development Institute
We ride in support of the ALS Therapy Development Institute and their mission to find an effective therapy for ALS.
The Trek is a fully supported event. Riders cycle a marked course at their own pace, with rest stops every 15-20 miles. We transport all gear and provide all meals, snacks, water and sports drinks. We start in Newton, MA, overnight in college dormitories, and finish with a victory-ride down Greenwich Ave and a Finish Line picnic on the banks of the Long Island Sound.
Year after year, riders return and new faces join the fight. We hope your 2013 summer plans include the Tri-State Trek and we look forward to seeing you in July!
- About the Tri-State Trek
- Rider Support
- Day Rides
- The Route
- Form a Team
The Pan-Mass Challenge is an annual bike-a-thon and a pioneer of the athletic fundraising industry that today raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country. The organization was founded in 1980 and has since raised $338 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute though its Jimmy Fund. The PMc is a model if fundraising efficiency. The PMC donate 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause.
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is a fully supported bike-a-thon — with food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, luggage transportation, and lodging — that runs through 46 towns across Massachusetts. Approximately 5,500 cyclists ride in the event. Cyclists choose from 11 routes of varying mileage designed to cater to all levels of cycling strength and time availability. There are six two-day routes that range from 153 to 190 miles and five one-day rides that range from 25 to 110 miles.
The 34th annual PMC is set for August 3 & 4, 2013. The ride has two starting lines in Sturbridge and in Wellesley, and various finish lines in Provincetown, Bourne, Wellesley and Foxborough (Patriot Place). Routes offer one-day and two-day riding options.
Each year, nearly 5,200 cyclists travel from more than 35 states and eight countries to ride in the PMC. Nearly 350 riders are cancer survivors or current patients. Some PMC cyclists are weekend warriors, others are trained triathletes. Many PMC participants rode in honor of a family member or friend fighting the disease. Cyclists range in age from 13 to 87.
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
United Way extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. While the eyes of the world may be on Newtown/Sandy Hook, to several staff, volunteers and contributors, Newtown is home. We will stand with the community and everyone affected directly and indirectly by this tragic event as we face the days and weeks ahead.
United Way of Western Connecticut is committed to providing support and resources where and when they become identified and needed. As people from our area and beyond respond to this heartbreaking tragedy, they are turning to United Way looking for ways to help. In response, United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank has created the 'Sandy Hook School Support Fund' that will be able to provide support services to the families and community that has been affected.
Check donations may be mailed to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470
To donate online, click here.
Massachusetts Designated Driver Program "Good to Drive?"
Every year alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in Massachusetts kill nearly 200 people and seriously injure thousands more. Many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented through the greater use of designated drivers. The program is designed to promote the use of designated drivers and reduce drunk-driving related deaths and injuries in Massachusetts. The program was launched in Boston and Worcester in June and is now being rolled out to additional communities. In conjunction with the extended roll-out, the Lieutenant Governor has recorded a PSA about the program. To learn more about the program, log onto www.mass.gov/goodtodrive.
Running the Race Against Cancer
Running the Race Against Cancer is a program in which you can run in any race, of any distance, in any city around the globe, while supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund's mission to conquer cancer. All you need to do is go to www.jimmyfund.org and click the drop down and go to "Running the Race Against Cancer" for your online application. You can also join the official Dana-Farber teams in the Falmouth Road Race, New York City Marathon, or the Chicago Marathon. For more information, contact Dana-Farber Marathon and Running Programs at (617) 632-1970 or email email@example.com.
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