2016 brought fun and exciting opportunities to support local and national charities. Below is a summary of some of the friends and causes we were able to contribute to because of our clients partnerships!
Blindfold Challenge 5k to Support the National Braille Press: Every year this event precedes the Boston Marathon. The Energy alone when running and hearing the crowd is electric, but to know you are bringing awareness and supporting a large community makes it that much more full-filling. Special shout out to my husband whom for the past 4 years has been my guide. For more information, or to support NBP and this event CLICK HERE.
Foundation Spring Fling Event: The McCourt Foundation raises funds and awareness around MS and Alzheimer's. My grandmother, Rita Gardenier, passed away from Alzheimer's so this cause is important to me. My dear friend, Melissa Prince, is a current Board member for the foundation and always puts on a great time at this event. It's not only a fabulous girls' night out, but it supports so many entities. To learn more about McCourt and their work CLICK HERE.
PMC: The Pan Mass Challenge is a bike race across MA every August that raises funds for cancer research of all types. I have personally done the race many times as several of my family members have been affected by cancer; but now, take pleasure in supporting my friend Glenn Romero on his quest to raise money for virtual PMC riders. He is a mad man in the best way-and his love of hot dogs allows him to compete in hot-dog eating contests all in the name of charity. His Wiener Warrior video is a must see. We proudly support you, Glenn; and your efforts for raising funds for cancer research.
Team Ernie for ALS: My dad's very good friend, Ernie F. was diagnosed with ALS in 2015, and since then has been a force to be reckoned with. Having grown up with him as a pseudo uncle, we were more than happy to support those that supported him. Team Ernie rode Tri State Trek last summer to raise awareness, and of course we cheered them on! Donations collected from the team for ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALSTDI) was over $17,700! To learn more about ALS CLICK HERE.
National Braille Press Gala A Million Laughs for Literacy: This event is awesome. It's inspiring, well run, and offers amazing silent and LIVE auction items that are often exclusive to this event. Tom Sullivan, founder of Lumber Liquidators, introduced me to this event 11 years ago, and I haven't missed one since. This year we were fortunate enough to meet Haben Girma, who was the keynote speaker at the event. For more information to support NBP and to attend this annual event CLICK HERE. Special shout out to the Prime Building and Development team for their attendance and generosity this year!
Cambridge Montessori School: Our daughter has enjoyed her past 6 months as this school and we are happy to be part of such a diverse and passionate community of parents and teachers. To learn more about the montessori journey, or too support this school directly CLICK HERE.
We also supported various local organizations including: Medford Dance Haven, Girls Scouts Troop-Medford, Golf Tournament for St. Phil's school, Local Police officers of Medford MA, and more!
These were some of the highlight's of our charitable partnerships this year. It was great to support causes we are passionate about, but also causes that our clients and friend's are passionate about. "Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean." I can't wait to see what 2017 brings!