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Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund

Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the tragic fire on Branch Street - Lowell. If you would like to help, you can make a donation to the Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund at any Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union branch locations. Click here for list of locations

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors. The victims in this former mill city about 25 miles northwest of Boston were all found in units on the top floor of the building, which had a liquor store on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors, fire officials said. To read more about this story, please click here

LT Stephen F Minehan 20th Anniversary Memorial Celebration

Fundraiser to benefit the Ambulance Squad Scholarship in honor of Lt Steve Minehan, The Franciscan Children's Hospital in honor of Lt. Ed Walsh and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in honor of FF Michael Kennedyy. Raffle and silent auctions include local restaurants, bakeries, sports organizations, shows, events, and experiences. 100% of the proceeds will be given directly to these 3 local charities.

When: Saturday, June 21st, 5pm.

Where: The Marriott Inn on Tudor Wharf -44 Charles River Av, Charlestown

Tickets: $30

More Information, HERE.

Buy tickets, HERE.


9th Annual WAAF Blood Drive

The Annual WAAF Blood Drive will be held at the Crowne Plaza Natick on Tuesday, August 26th. Join us from 11am-7pm and come support the American Red Cross! More Information to come!


5th Annual Johnny Ro Golf Tournament

PFC Jonathan Roberge, known to his friends and family as Johnny Ro, was a fun-loving car guy who loved life.He was also a proud member of the United States Army. Jonathan was deployed in Iraq in 2009 and lost his life just six weeks into his deployment. This loss was a great one, felt across the Massachusetts community and depply within Johnny Ro's close knit family. This year, as we commemorate the 5th anniversary of his death, we also continue to celebrate his short but beautiful life in any way we can.

Townsend Ridge has been a great supporter throughout the years, making our event even more special. Including 18-holes of golf, raffles and dinner, the event lasts all day, and we've been blessed with an amazing turnout of golfers and beautiful weather every year.

Where: Townsend Ridge Country Club. 40 Scales Lane, Townsend, MA 01469

When: Saturday, July 19th, 2014. Registration at Noon, Tee time at 1p.m. 

Cost: $125 Per Person or $500 for a team of four.


Local Music Rocks 9: To benefit the Winchendon & Templeton Food Pantries at the Snowbound Club

Scheduled to appear: Eastwood Dwellers, 54 1/2 Unplugged, Radio Flyer, Dazed til Dawn, Aftermath, Dave Gallagher, Marked, Franco O'Malley, Route 2 Revolution, Kevin James, The Grin Whistle, Dan Arsenault Jr, Leah Smith.

When: July 19th

Time: Gates open at 10:00am, Music starts at 11:00am

Price: $10.00

$1.00 off admission with each donation of a non-perishable food product. Limit 5 items.

All ages welcome, must have Positive ID to drink. Blankets and chairs welcome. No coolers allowed.

More information, HERE.


Run to Home Base Presented by New Balance

Run to Home Base presented by New Balance is a 9K run and 3K walk fundraising event scheduled for July 19th, 2014. The two options allows you to run or walk through scenic Boston, ending with an unforgettable experience of crossing "home base" (plate) at historic Fenway Park. Friends and family can cheer you on from the stands at Fenway, with food, entertainment and family fun activities in the concourses of America's Most Beloved Ballpark.

The 2014 Run to Home Base presented by New Balance will honor our nation’s heroic veterans and help raise much needed funds for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. This outreach will serve the many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress and/or traumatic brain injury and their families.

When: July 19th, 2014

Time: 8:00am

Where: Boston, Massachusetts

Register HERE

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The 2014 Pan-Mass Challenge

The Pan-Mass Challenge is a pioneer of the athletic fundraising industry and today raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country. On August 2 & 3, 2014, more than 5,500 cyclists will ride in the 35th annual event with the goal of raising $40 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The PMC, an annual bike-a-thon that spans up to 190 miles, is a model of fundraising efficiency, donating 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar to the cause. Since the PMC's 1980 inception, the event has raised $414 million. For more information about the PMC, visit pmc.org.

When: The 35th annual PMC is set for August 2 & 3, 2014. The ride has two starting lines in Sturbridge and in Wellesley, and various finish lines in Provincetown, Bourne, Wellesley and Foxborough (Patriot Place). Routes offer one-day and two-day riding options.

The Ride: The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is a fully supported bike-a-thon — with food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, luggage transportation, and lodging — that runs through 46 towns across Massachusetts. Approximately 5,500 cyclists ride in the event. Cyclists choose from 12 routes of varying mileage designed to cater to all levels of cycling strength and time availability. There are six two-day routes that range from 153 to 190 miles and five one-day rides that range from 25 to 110 miles.


'WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER' benefit screening and reception

When: August 13th, 2014

Where: Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA.

Based on British author Sally Nicholls’ popular novel published by Scholastic, the story centers on Sam, a spunky 12-year-old leukemia patient, and his best friend/fellow-patient, Felix. Together, they set out to achieve their dreams and despite dealing with illness, learn some inspirational lessons about family, friends, and the oddities of life. The inspirational and surprisingly humorous film provides an insider’s look at how cancer affects both patients and their families, but also leaves viewers feeling both uplifted and inspired by the incredible way that these two courageous boys really LIVED life to the fullest.

World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation has teamed up with numerous health organizations, hospitals, and cancer foundations throughout the country (including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and many more in support of the film, and are donating a portion of the box office proceeds to the Boston chapter of LLS.  A video with Johns Hopkins’ Pediatric Oncology director can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mZ_ZRMJn6U

For more information, please visit the film's website and Facebook pages at:
www.waystoliveforevermovie.com
and
https://www.facebook.com/WaysToLiveForever.


My One Wish Motorcycle Ride on Memorial Day Weekend

My One Wish grands a wish to seriously ill children. A Wish Child will be at the event to talk about their "Wish"

Tee shirts for sale, 50/50 and gift Raffles, Buffet, pasta, Italian Food and best Pizza around!

Where: Ride will meet at Scioli's Pizza Bar, 146 South Main Street Milford, MA

We will ride toward Mt. Wachusett up Route 140, a 45 minute rest stop and refreshments at The 140 Rendezvous in Sterling, MA. Returning to Scioli's Pizza Bar for DJ inside bar.

When: Saturday August 30th, 2014

Time: Registration begins at 9:00am, Kick Stands up at 11:00am

Price: $25.00 per person. $20 if you can't make the run, but want to eat and party at Scioli's. Non-profit Organization, all proceeds go to the My One Wish program.

Advanced tickets and Run Tees available. Tee's are $15 each. Women's: Sm, Lg Men's: Sm to XXXL. Limited quantities.

If you wish to purchase advance tickets or make a donation please Mail requests to:

My One Wish Labor Day Run
P/O Box 79
Milford, MA 01757

In case of rain the event will still be held at Scioli’s Pizza Bar beginning at 3:00 PM.

If you know of a deserving Wish Child please Contact My One Wish P/O Box 79 Milford, MA 01757

Question you can contact Charlie Calcagni, 508-733-7301 (calcagnis@comcast.net)


Cycle the High Hills, the 7th Annual Ride to Benefit Wediko

Cycle the High Hills is truly a ‘ride like no other’ and we hope you'll join us! Choose the athletic and fundraising challenge that's right for you. There is something for everyone! Each route offers a tour of the high hills surrounding Windsor, NH. Riders and volunteers are invited on Friday evening for dinner and to spend the night on the campus of the Wediko School and Wediko Summer Program.

The ride benefits Wediko Children's Services, a not-for-profit that has been transforming young lives for nearly 80 years. Participation in one of Wediko's programs - our residential school, therapeutic summer program, home-based and school-based services builds skills and restores hope.

Date: September 13th at 7:30am-7:00pm

Where: The Wediko School, Windsor, NH

Fundraise cost: Riders can select either the 25, 50, or 100 mile route. Fundraising requirements coincide with the route distance (participants riding 25 miles commit to raise $250, 50 mile participants must raise a minimum of $500, and if you're up for a challenge, the 100 mile/$1,000 challenge will be a lot of fun!

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The 4th Annual Major David "Klepto" Brodeur Memorial 5K

The Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation (501c3 nonprofit) was started in 2011 when a hero from our town of Auburn was killed in Afghanistan and several classmates wanted to honor him. We give a scholarship to a deserving Auburn Hugh student each year and also give many grants to student activities at the school, as well as the memorial square that we had done at the high school.

When: October 19th

Where: North American Martyrs, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn, MA 01501

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More information available as the race approaches!