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2011 Holiday Toy Drives

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 7:04 am on November 20, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham Baseball, Framingham Firefighters, Timothy's Toy Box, Operation E.L.F., the US Marines, the MA State Police and countless individuals and organizations work to make sure no Framingham child is forgotten during the holiday season.

We've listed a few of the events going on this week. If you know of other toy drives, charitable holiday parties or other efforts, please use the comment section at the end of the article to let others know!

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Framingham Baseball 9th Annual Toy Drive

On Thursday, December 8th, 2011 from 7:00pm 'til 11:00pm Framingham Baseball will be holding its 9th Annual Toy Drive at  O’Connell’s Pub, 700 Worcester Rd, (Rt. 9), Framingham.  All are welcome! Just bring an unwrapped toy for ...[read more]


2nd Annual Warrior Thunder Motorcycle Ride

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 2:59 am on September 16, 2011
2nd Annual Warrior Thunder Ride

Warrior Thunder Foundation

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Riders in the 2nd Annual Warrior Thunder Motorcycle Ride will be meeting up at the Paramount Harley Davidson dealership's parking lot in Downtown Framingham on Saturday morning, September 17, 2011.

Riders will arrive for registration between 9:30am - 11:15am, and then at 11:30am, they'll put up their kickstands and begin a police escorted benefit/charity ride that travels 50 miles of scenic Middlesex County roads between Framingham and Millis, MA,

The event, hosted by the Warrior Thunder Foundation raised over $4000.00 last year -- all to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project®, an organization which supports combat wounded U.S. "war fighters".

The ride ends at the Millis, MA AMVETs club where ...[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]


Common Ground Rocked the Common

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 12:06 am on July 16, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Hometown band "Common Ground" played to a huge audience last night at the Framingham Centre Common.

"Common Ground" plays the Allman Brothers' classic "One Way Out" at Concert on the Green, Framingham, MA, July 15, 2011

Drawing a diverse mix the crowd included families with small children, teens, "twenty-somethings", baby-boomers, empty nesters, retirees and seniors --- all peacefully co-existing for a few hours to enjoy the open-air "Concert on the Common".

Covering tunes from Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Traffic and ...[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]


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