Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Participants wanted for cancer prevention study, Framingham Town Meeting resumes tonight, 6-foot tall Boston Strong signs missing, carnival coming to Saxonvllle and more featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Framingham Town Meeting resumes tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Nevins Hall in the Memorial Building. Framingham Patch will be live blogging. To see what you have missed, check out our live blogs from Day 1 and Day 2. Town Meeting is expected to debate and vote on capital budget items tonight. At 6 p.m., the Framingham Schools are hosting a special capital budget review meeting on its requests in the Blumer Community Room in the Memorial Building. 2. Framingham Selectmen are scheduled to hold a quick meeting at 7 before Framingham Town Meeting tonight. On the agenda is confirmation of a human …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Framingham Hockey defeated Needham on Thursday and raised funds for the American Cancer Society in the process.
The Framingham varsity hockey team defeated Needham 3-1 on Wednesday, extending the Flyers' record to 10-1 in their division. "We've been really diciplined this year," Head Coach, Paul Spear said. "Today though I thought we were pretty sloppy." During the game, volunteers sold raffle tickets and entrance to the "chuck-a-puck" contest to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Last year, the event brought in more than $500 to help fight cancer. "We're really happy that we can do our small part to help," Coach Paul Spear said after the game.
Monday, October 1, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Framingham and Massachusetts
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Monday, October 1, 2012
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out events happening in MetroWest and in Massachusetts (and feel free to add others): Ellie Fund Superheroes Party There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure. Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions. You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Framingham High is the first school in the Bay State Conference to host an NFL/American Cancer Society “A Crucial Catch” game. At tonight's game against Brookline, Students will sell items to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.
Friday, October 14, 2011
The NFL, its clubs, players and the NFL Players Association have kicked off in October a "Crucial Catch," a partnership with the American Cancer Society, as a way to raise fund and awareness for annual breast cancer screenings. Throughout October, NFL games will feature players, coaches and referees wearing pink game apparel, on-field pink ribbon stencils, special game balls and pink coins - all to help raise awareness and funds for this important campaign. This year a number of Massachusetts High Schools have agreed to join in the effort. Framingham High is the first school in the Bay State Conference to host a “Crucial Catch” game. Last week, the cheerleaders wore pink ribbons and the players pink socks. Tonight, Framingham High …
Monday, June 13, 2011
The Framingham/Natick/Sherborn Relay for Life raised awareness for cancer and raised more than $137,000 to help fund a cure for cancer.
For 24 hours, starting on Saturday, June 11 more than 1,000 people gathered together, facing torrential downpour and leaking tents, all in order to promote hope. The Relay for Life organization began in 1985 and has raised millions for cancer research and treatment. This year, at Bowditch Field in Framingham, 93 teams for the Framingham/Natick/Sherborn Relay for Life raised money and walked around the track for 24 hours to support the fight against cancer. For many families, this year was the first time they had particiapted. William Murray of Natick walked for his family member, Robert Duffey, who passed away from brain cancer three years ago. "My daughter started this team," said Murray, "It helpes with the loss." Alex Cook, a recent …
Friday, June 10, 2011
The Framingham Teachers Association's two teams are among the 80+ teams participating in this weekend's Relay for Life at Bowditch Field. More than 750 participants will raise more than $120,000 for the American Cancer Society.
There are more than 750 participants and 80-plus teams who will participate in this weekend's Relay for Life at Bowditch Field in Framingham. The event is expected to raise more than $120,000 for the American Cancer Society. Two of the 86 teams registered are Framingham Teachers Association teams, totally 15 members. This is the first year that the Association has fielded a team The first Association team captained by Kristine Parker, a first grade teacher at McCarthy Elementary, has raised almost $2,500, according to its website. Parker's co-teacher in a first grade inclusion classroom Jen Jenkins raised the most for her team with more than $1,000. Other members of the team include Will Cook, Karen Dauer, Ann Marie Graff, Rosemary Jebari…