Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Sarah Gallagher is a 13-year-old cancer survivor who walked in the Relay for Life on Saturday.
Currently a student at Adams Middle School, Sarah Gallagher battled cancer as a child. Now she is walking in the Relay for Life to raise funds and support those fighting the disease.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Donors gave their hair to make wigs for cancer patients at Relay for Life on Saturday.
At Saturday's Relay for Life, 30 people donated hair to make wigs for those in cancer treatment.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
This is the second year in a row he was caught doing this.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Anthony Karpouzis, Holliston resident and owner of The Little Gym in Westborough, took it all off in public — his hair, that is. On Sunday, June 3, Karpouzis participated in his second One Mission Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off, shaving off his hair to raise money for Children’s Hospital Boston. “This past Sunday, there were 401 buzzees that collectively raised over $513,000 to date, and that was only in just a few months! Our Firstgiving Page will all remain open for another month or so for any last minute donations as well,” he said. The event took place at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. Information courtesy of Anthony Karpouzis.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Organizers for the Holliston/Ashland relay for life are looking for walkers for the June 9 event.
Teams from Ashland and Holliston will begin an around the clock relay at Ashland Middle School at noon on June 9 to raise support for cancer research. "Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that our community is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” Denise Landry-Horowitz, an organizer of the Ashland/Holliston Relay for Life, said in a press release. Relay for Life's coordinators are currently searching for teams to volunteer to participate in the event and fund-raise in the weeks leading up to the relay. Funds raised from the event will benefit the American Cancer …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The school community is mourning the death of 10-year-old Hopkins School student Allison Lundy.
Allison Lundy, a fifth-grader at the Hopkins School, has died from cancer. Yesterday morning, homeroom teachers at the school read the following paragraph in class: "It is with sadness that I tell you about a loss to our school family. On Friday evening, Allison Lundy, a Hopkins fifth-grader, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. I understand that many of you may have upsetting feelings and questions about Allison’s death. I will try to answer any questions that I can. If you would like, we will take the remainder of this class period to talk about what has happened. At times like this, it is okay to have many different feelings, including sadness, anger, and disbelief. It is OK to cry. Together, we can talk about whatever …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Lots of people were taking photos! If you want to share them with the rest of Hopkinton, see below.
Two ways to post photos: Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post them or log on - create an account and password if you don't have them - and add the photos where it says add photos and videos here. Even if you post them yourself, send an email so I can move them to the front. Thanks! At the final Captains Meeting before the relay, as Jen Curley and Will Relle gave instructions, Relle would start to say, "If it rains," then he would stop and say, "It's not going to rain." He should put that in a bottle and sell it. Because despite rain all week, despite distant thunder, and despite as the sun slowly dropped the clouds tried as hard as they could to squeeze out a few drops, it didn't rain on Hopkinton's Relay for Life. More than …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Through the night Friday,900 participants will circle the track at Hopkinton High School in the fourth annual Relay for Life to raise money in the fight against cancer.
Students at Hopkinton High School, with the help of the American Cancer Society's Gillian Boudreau, have been organizing and raising money for the 2011 Relay for Life all year. Last year, the relay, which uses the money it collects in the fight against cancer, raised $165,000. This year's goal is $175,000. So far the relay's 92 teams have turned in $87,857.81. Relay teams have had yard sales, food sales and business have donated portions of proceeds on designated nights to the relay. There is a tremendous amount of energy among the teams. Someone you know in Hopkinton is taking part in this event and would welcome your donation. You can also donate directly to the Hopkinton Relay for Life at the same site without designating a team or …
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Glenn Strickland started his 'Raise Money to Eradicate Cancer' campaign 14 years ago when he ran the 101st Boston Marathon as his first attempt at running long distance. He is now getting ready to run once again.
Glenn Strickland has never been a time-qualified runner, but due to the generosity of the Boston Athletic Association, he will be able to run his 15th Boston Marathon as a member of the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge Team. The DFMC runs the 26.2-mile race to raise money for the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research. Each year, Strickland runs to honor someone important to him. He is proud to announce that this year he will be dedicating his run to his special friend Kevin Stewart who has been waging war against brain cancer for the past year and is fighting a good fight. “I am fortunate to be his friend and will proudly wear his name on my racing uniform. Please join me in a prayer for his expedient recovery …