Thursday, November 29, 2012
The 34th annual PMC is set for Aug. 3 and 4, 2013, and registration opens online in January.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
The 2012 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) raised $37 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The 2012 fundraising total is $2 million more than the PMC gave in 2011 and brings its 33-year Jimmy Fund contribution to $375 million. The PMC, which was held Aug. 4 and 5, 2012, is the most successful single athletic fundraising event in the United States; it raises and contributes more money to charity than any other such event. PMC Founder and Executive Director Billy Starr presented a ceremonial check to Dana-Farber President Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD at a brunch celebration held at Legal Harborside in South Boston, which was attended by PMC cyclists, volunteers and family members. …
Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care is reaching out to Winchester to help children enjoy their holidays.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Before passing away on Oct. 6, a hospital patient's final wish was to attend her son's wedding in mid-September.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Here's how Boston-area donations can aid victims in the most severely damaged areas.
The Boston area was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But not as hard as elsewhere. Residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not as lucky. Patch has gathered some local resources for those who want to help in relief efforts. New Jersey Volunteers in New Jersey are being coordinated through an emergency response hotline, 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397). Alternate numbers, for when the hotline isn’t staffed, include 609-775-5236 and 908-303-0471. Emails can be sent to Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us. New York City The New York City agency NYC Service is coordinating volunteers for various relief projects in New York City. Go to its Facebook page or email email@example.com with your name and email address…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Winchester’s A Better Chance (ABC) announced a Matching Gift Challenge in memory of Mike Regentz.
The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation honors a Winchester fallen hero by bringing education and recreation to those in need.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Here is some information to get you through Wednesday, Oct. 10.
1. There is a 60 percent chance of rain this afternoon with temperatures in the 60s and dropping to the low 40s this evening, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Winchester High School parents are invited to Parent Conversations today at 8:45 a.m. in the Guidance Conference Room. The monthly discussions of students, WHS and the community are casual and always confidential. The discussions vary among open topics, specific topics and guest speakers. New parents will be welcomed at the meeting and issues parents may be having with the start of 2012-13 school year will be discussed. 3. If you know someone who exemplifies being a good neighbor, volunteer or teacher—or someone who has simply helped the community in an inspiring way—…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Help showcase people who are doing great things in your community with our new feature, Count Us In.
Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance. But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place. Find the outstanding parents in the Winchester Schools, the daily volunteer at the Jenks Center or a resident who has been a leader with community projects. Partnering with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), Count Us In aims to illustrate HPHC's values. They believe that “amazing things happen when people work together”, and that is why we want to share stories about just that. If you know someone …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Gather your friends and family and join in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, Sept. 23.