Sunday, June 9, 2013
The annual Sharon Timlin 5K raises money to research ALS, the disease which took Paul Cellucci's life.
After five years of battling ALS publicly and privately former Gov. Paul Cellucci died from the disease over the weekend. The former governor's death comes just one week before Hopkinton's annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Road Race, which raises money for ALS research. "The Timlin Event Committee is very saddened to hear about his passing and it reminds us of the importance of our work. It is so painful to witness the suffering of the families that are living with the pain that ALS brings, day in and day out," Sharon Timlin Event Director Abbie Rosenberg said in an email. The Timlin race and family day, scheduled for June 15, raise money to support ALS research, and organizers went on a lab tour with Cellucci recently. "Paul Cellucci was…
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The race is in less than three weeks.
As June 15 draws closer, Sharon Timlin Memorial 5k organizers are encouraging runners to register early for the race. This will be the 10th annual 5k, and is the second biggest race in Hopkinton each year with 1,800 entrants. The race will be followed by a family day on the Hopkinton High School athletic fields and the kids 1-mile race. Last year's race was won by Patrick Levenson, 17, of Hopkinton with a time of 16:32. More than $1 million has been raised for ALS research since the race began in 2003. You can register online on the Sharon Timlin Memorial 5k Race website.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Dawn Mercier works with the organizers of the Sharon Timlin Memorial 5k every year to help spread awareness about the disease that took her mother's life.
When Dawn Mercier was in her early 20s, she had her first experience with ALS. Mercier’s mother developed a form of the disease, which has no known cause. “I was getting engaged, my brother was a senior in high school and my sister had moved to California; there were so many great things happening for my family when she got sick,” said Mercier, a Hopkinton resident. Within a year, Mercier’s mother died. Since that day, the younger Mercier has felt the need to spread awareness. As soon as she learned about the Sharon Timlin Memorial race, she knew it was right for her. One of the many people diagnosed with ALS was Sharon Timlin, mother of former Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin and the namesake for the annual race in Hopkinton. “When the race …
Monday, June 20, 2011
On Saturday, the Ernie Kampersal One-Pitch Softball Tournament took place, raising money for ALS research.
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Monday, June 20, 2011
While most of Massachusetts was gearing up for the Boston Bruins victory parade, the Kampersal family and several others within the Holliston community were putting on their softball gloves and heading to Kampersal's Field for a charity softball tournament. The Ernie Kampersal One-Pitch Softball Tournament is named after the family patriarch, who was diagnosed with Alateral Sclerosismyotrophic (ALS) five years ago. His family has since partnered with Compassionate Care, an organization whose focus is to provide support for the family of ALS patients. ALS is a neurological disorder that affects the brain and spine cells that control voluntary muscle movement. Because this disease does not affect brain functions, it is very important that …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Rain threat evaporates and runners and spectators have a beautiful day!
The race results are in and the results of a great day are in as well. The weather turned beautiful for the Sharon Timlin 5K to fight ALS and thousands of people turned out to run, watch and enjoy the day. Besides the 5K, children's races for those ages 7 to 2 went on until almost 11 o'clock with some of the most spectacular efforts you can imagine, lots of hugs, of course a few - but really not very many - tears and a satisfying taste of competition for the kids. More photos Monday. (I hope!) The hamster that powers the photo wheel seems to have slipped out of its cage.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Today is the last day to sign up for Saturday's Timlin 5K.
RESCHEDULED GAME: The Hopkinton High Girls Varsity Tennis Team match against Winchester High for the Division 2 state title has been rescheduled to 3:30 WEDNESDAY at neutral site Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St. 1. Today is Flag Day. This day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by the Continental Congress in 1777. 2. The Hopkinton High Girls Varsity Tennis Team has a match against Winchester High at 3:30 for the Division 2 state title at neutral site Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St. 3. Today is also the last day to sign up for the 8th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K to benefit ALS research (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease, a degenerative, fatal neuromuscalar disease). This is …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Spots still open to register for a great day and a great cause—June 18 Timlin 5K to benefit ALS research.
An earlier version of the second item said that Tractor Mac, a big red tractor, will be at the Farmers Market. Buffy Cave will read from the Tractor Mac series. Patch apologizes for the error. 1. There are 300 spots still open for the Sharon Timlin 5K to benefit research into ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal, degenerative, neuromuscular disease. The race and a fun day of activities begin at 8:30 a.m. at Hopkinton High School on Saturday, June 18. No race-day registration. Registration closes on June 14. There are 75 spots left for the 1-mile race for 8 to 10 year olds. There are other races and activities for younger children. Fees, which benefit a great cause, start at $25, including a T-shirt, and decline for children, who also get …
Monday, April 11, 2011
The Boston Marathon isn't the only big race in Hopkinton coming up. The 8th Annual Sharon Timlin 5K to benefit ALS research is June 18.
1. Register now for Hopkinton's Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K to benefit ALS research (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease) on June 18. This is a great Hopkinton event and always has a packed field. Registration and event details are here. Also in 2011, the Timlin Race goes green. Organizers have taken the FitPlanet Pledge of Sustainability and will implement 18 out of 28 green initiatives. Check the Timlin Race Going Green page for details. 2. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR's) fifth annual Park Serve Day will be Saturday, April 16, in state parks and beaches across the Commonwealth. Hopkinton State Park is NOT one of the cleanup sites. But there are more than 50 state parks, many of them …