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Newswomen Host Framingham Breast Cancer Fundraiser

October 8, 2011 (1:14 am EST)
Filed under: Around Town,Health & Fitness by News Staff
Ellie Fund (logo)

''Circle of Five'' fundraiser to benefit the Ellie Fund to be held in Framingham Oct. 26, 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Circle Furniture in Framingham is celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with "Circle of Five" - their fifth annual event to benefit the Needham-based Ellie Fund.

In honor of the fifth anniversary of Channel 5 Reporter Kelley Tuthill's breast cancer diagnosis, five newswomen from WCVB-TV5 are starring in this year's exclusive event on October 26, 2011 at Circle Furniture on Route 9 in Framingham.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests will have and an exclusive opportunity to mix and mingle with their favorite Channel 5 newswomen: Susan Wornick, Bianca de la Garza, Kelley Tuthill, Rhondella Richardson and JC Monahan while enjoying ...[read more]

2011 Boston "3 Day for Cure" Photos from Framingham

July 24, 2011 (10:16 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town,Health & Fitness by Randy Harris
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 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

July 23, 2011 (4:42 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town,Health & Fitness by Randy Harris
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

July 11, 2011 (12:36 am EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness by Randy Harris
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]

Red Sox/Yankees 4/13 Tickets Fundraiser Auction

March 23, 2005 (11:23 am EST)
Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Bid on eBay for tickets for Yankee vs Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 13th and help sponsor Framingham's Irene Dunne's participation in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Bid price minus cost of tickets and auction fees will be donated as a tax deductible contribution (consult your tax advisor) in the winning bidder’s name, for which they will receive a receipt. The tickets are two pairs of side by side Infield Grand Stand seats and game time is 7:05 p.m.

Benefits Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

The auction has the official sanction of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer organization. This Red Sox game is sold out. To bid, go to eBay and bid on Item number 6519718787 and/or 6519695292, found under the tickets category. Auction ends March 28 so bid now!

Irene Dunne of Framingham will spend a weekend walking to help eradicate breast cancer by participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Boston on May May 14/15, 2005. The Avon Walk Boston is one of six events in a series of weekend fundraising walks taking place from May to October this year to help raise awareness and funds for access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer.

The Avon Walks are non-competitive and structured for walkers of various fitness levels with a choice of completing a marathon walk (26.2 miles) or a marathon and a half (39.1 miles) over the Saturday and Sunday.

Dunne, like everyone walking in the event, is required to raise a minimum of $1,800 to participate, but she's aiming higher, with a personal goal of $5,000. She hopes the Metro West residents will share their goodwill towards her efforts. Funds donated to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer are managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation, an accredited 501(c)(3) public charity, with funds awarded for breast cancer awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; treatment; support services; and scientific research. Beneficiaries range from leading cancer centers to community-based non-profit breast health programs in the vicinities of each Avon Walk event and nationwide.

In addition to bidding on the Red Sox tickets, you can help Dunne reach her fundraising goal, by donating online at or, you can send a check made payable to the "Avon Walk for Breast Cancer" to Dunne at: 181 School Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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