Names: Lauren Mercier, age 12 and Gabby Weilding, age 10.
Accomplishment: Lauren and Gabby are two of the children that volunteer and raise money for the . Lauren helps out at the family fun day where she runs the entrance booth; she also helps set up for and clean up after the day's events. Gabby created a website where has raised over $1,200 in three years. Gabby also runs in the children's race each year and has won her age group for the past three years.
Motivation: The girls are motivated by the suffering people with ALS go through. “It’s really fun and it feels good to know you’re helping a good cause,” Lauren said. They both encouraged other kids and adults to get involved in the many different fundraising opportunities that exist in Hopkinton.