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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]


Retiring Esther Hopkins Honored

March 12, 2005 (2:41 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Dr. Esther A. H. Hopkins, retiring member of the Board of Selectmen, was honored by the Human Relations Commission of the Town of Framingham and the Board of Selectmen for her long career of public service on Thurs. March 10 in Nevins Hall. In 1999 Dr. Hopkins made history as the first African-American to be elected to the Framingham Board.

Guest speakers included Senator Karen Spilka, Reps Debbie Blumer and Thomas Sannicandro, and Town Manager George King.

Yours for Humanity presented an enactment of the return to Framingham's Harmony Grove of the 19th Century Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist, Abby Kelley Foster, portrayed by actress Abby Lynne McKenney Lydick.

(Sponsored by the Worcester Women's History Project and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities).

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