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2011 Boston "3 Day for Cure" Photos from Framingham

Filed under: Around Town,Health & Fitness by Randy Harris at 10:16 pm on July 24, 2011
Sign on Dudley Rd. directs people to the Opening Ceremony for the 2011 Boston Susan G. Komen "3 Day for the Cure" at Farm Pond in Framingham, MA. (July 22nd, 2011)

3-Day Ahead!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Friday, July 22nd, 2011, at 6:30am, for the sixth time in as many years, the starting point and opening ceremony for the Susan G. Komen "3 Day for the Cure" (Boston) walk was held Farm Pond in Framingham.

While the short time spent at Farm Pond was the offical "start", months of fund-raising, preparation and training had already been put in by those who would actually do the walk.

Although framingham.com was there to capture the event in photos, video and interviews.  Real credit for the following photos should go to the women and men who did the 60-mile walk, to those who donated time and money to the cause, and to the organizers and crew who made the event a success.

Here's a few photos from the start of the 2011 Boston 3-Day... ...[read more]


Breast Cancer Walk Starts on Very Positive Note

Filed under: Around Town,Health & Fitness by Randy Harris at 4:42 pm on July 23, 2011
Dr. Sheri Phillips, 2011 National Spokeperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure organziation

Dr. Sheri Phillips, 2011 National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure organization

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The 2011 Susan G. Komen "3 Day for the Cure" Boston walk started yesterday morning in Framingham.

In the early morning hours, walkers, supporters, friends and family converged on the shore of Farm Pond off Dudley Rd.

At 6:30a.m., the Opening Ceremony began with group stretching, a welcome from Ronni Cohen-Boyar, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, followed by an inspirational opening address given by Dr. Sheri Phillips, 2011 National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen organization.

To simply say "Sheri was awesome!" just isn't enough -- you really need to hear her yourself -- and we make it possible here! So here she is  speaking to ...[read more]


Boston 3-Day for the Cure Starts at Farm Pond in Framingham, Friday July 22, 2011

Filed under: Health & Fitness by Randy Harris at 12:36 am on July 11, 2011
Dr. Sheri Phillips, Cancer Survivor in (2010) 3-day Walk for the Cure

Dr. Sheri Phillips, National Spokesperson for the ''3-Day for the Cure'' organization, shown here during a 2010 walk.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk to fund breast cancer research and support local community education, screening and treatment programs.

This year (2011) the Boston 3-Day is July 22nd, 23rd and 24th, and the Opening Ceremony and starting point for the Boston walk is again at Farm Pond in Framingham!

The Boston 3-Day begins Friday morning, July 22, 2011.  Crew members should arrive at 4:00 a.m., walkers should arrive between 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m., and the Opening Ceremony, which begins with community stretching is at 6:30 a.m.

I had a chance to speak with Dr. Sheri Phillips, this year's National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure organization.

At the start of the interview, I said "I'll ask some questions, and if any are too personal, or you prefer not to answer, or want me to leave anything out -- let me know."

Sheri, the Homewood, Illinois mother of two teenage daughters, and a practicing physician for the past 18 years who is now a 2-year survivor of breast cancer said, "None of it is too personal.  Information is power. It's important to get as much information as possible out to others and raise awareness not only with those who ...[read more]


Youth Football Camp at Framingham State

Filed under: Health & Fitness,Schools & Education by News Staff at 3:58 pm on June 21, 2011
Youth Fooball Camp, July 2011 with Framingham State University RAMS Football

Framingham State RAMS Youth Football Camp

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham State University football program is sponsoring a youth football camp July 25-28, 2011 from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the university's Maple Street field.

The "no-contact" camp is open to players age 8 through 15.

Space is limited to the first 100 players to register, (to maintain a 10:1 player coach ratio).

Participants must submit medical release form with registration and $120 (non-refundable) fee.

For additional information or to download forms visit:  www.fsurams.com/sports/fball/

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Senate Adopts Spilka's 'Gift of Life' Tax Deduction for Living Organ Donation

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 11:02 am on May 27, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Senate adopted Senator Karen Spilka's (D-Ashland) amendment 'Gift of Life' to the Senate budget, which creates an income tax deduction for citizens of Massachusetts who donate an organ, while living, to another human being.

'Gift of Life' will allow living organ donors a state income tax deduction of up to $10,000 in related expenses that include travel expenses, lodging expenses, and lost wages that are incurred by the donor and related to his or her organ donation that are not reimbursed in any way.

"It is vital to ensure that living donors do not incur financial loss for their altruistic organ donation" Stated Senator Spilka. "This legislation will ...[read more]


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