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Townsend Woman Hikes for Elizabeth Stone House

Linda Vincent will be spending part of her summer getting some sun and some exercise by trekking through parts of New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

As a bonus, she’ll also be helping raise money to support victims of domestic violence.

The 57-year-old Townsend resident, originally from Chelmsford, will join other women participating in the annual Wilderness Heals fundraiser from July 19 to July 21. Vincent will hike parts of the White Mountains to raise awareness and money for the Elizabeth Stone House, an organization offering housing and support services to adult and child victims of domestic violence.

Vincent said on Monday that this will be her first time participating in the hike after hearing about it from a friend.

Read more: http://www.nashobavalleyvoice.com/townsend_news/ci_32738216/local-woman-hike-domestic-abuse-victims#ixzz5vBquL19I

Roslindale Woman Hikes for Elizabeth Stone House

Danielle Bushrow loves hiking and making a difference. When she participates in Wilderness Heals, a three-day hike through New Hampshire’s White Mountains, she’ll get to do both. The pledge hike raises money and awareness for the Boston-based Elizabeth Stone House, which provides services for victims of domestic violence, among other things. The all-female hike features several route options so that hikers of all different abilities can participate, as long as they raise at least $1500 and participate in a training hike. Bushrow, a Roslindale resident, recently answered some questions for the Transcript TAB about the upcoming hike…

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Melrose Woman Hikes for Elizabeth Stone House

Every year, dozens of women take to New Hampshire’s White Mountains for Wilderness Heals, a three-day weekend of hiking in support of victims of abusive relationships. This year Melrosian Jayne Lynch will be among the 60 hikers seeking to spur much-needed donations Friday through Sunday, July 19 through 21.

“We’re raising money for the Elizabeth Stone House, which helps to support mostly women and children who have been in abusive relationships,” said Lynch. “It’s my first time participating. I have sponsored friends who have done it in the past.”

Lynch will be hiking with her college roommate and fellow teacher Linda Vincent. Dealing with the repercussions of abuse is part of the job.

“I think everybody knows somebody who has been in a situation they didn’t know how to get out of, or maybe they wanted to ask for help but didn’t know how,” Lynch said. “We both see the effects of trauma on families. This is a great opportunity to raise the money to support them.”

Organizers hope to surpass last year’s total donations, an impressive $200,000. That money goes to support victims of abusive relationships through Stone House services, including its shelter, counseling, financial literacy classes, and all kinds of miscellaneous expenses.

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Patriot Ledger Features Elizabeth Stone House Walker

Quincy man walks from Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park for charity

David Spillane of Quincy was recognized at Fenway Park on Saturday for his 209-mile fundraising walk from Yankee Stadium to raise money for the Elizabeth Stone House for survivors of domestic violence.

The 64-year-old lawyer took the field before the game between the Red Sox and Yankees to celebrate his latest long-distance walk.

He left the Bronx on Sept. 18 and averaged about 20 miles a day. The walk took 439,000 steps.

Last November, Spillane walked from Stockbridge to Boston in tribute to James Taylor’s “Sweet Baby James.” That effort raised more than $50,000 for Elizabeth Stone.

Spillane hopes to raise $50,000 on his baseball walk. A fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Alba restaurant in Quincy center. Tickets are $25 each and available at the door.

View article on Patriot Ledger site: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20181001/quincy-man-walks-from-yankee-stadium-to-fenway-park-for-charity

Man Walks from Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park for Elizabeth Stone House

7News covers David Spillane’s walk from Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park to raise money for the Elizabeth Stone House.

BOSTON (WHDH) – A man completed a more than 200-mile walk from Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park on Saturday to raise money for survivors of domestic violence.

David Spillane, a huge baseball and Boston Red Sox fan, raised money for the Elizabeth Stone House in Roxbury, which supports adult and child survivors of domestic violence.

“It’s something we don’t talk about enough, we don’t understand very well,” Spillane said. “It’s completely under-reported and we need to do better at it.”  Read more…


Elizabeth Stone House Walker Featured on FOX61

Man on a mission: Man walks from Yankee Stadium through CT, heading to Fenway Park for one cause

BRIDGEPORT – People show their support for their favorite causes in different ways.

And, for one Red Sox fan, he couldn’t think of a better way than to walk 203 miles, from one of baseball’s most famous ballparks to another. All while looking to hit a home run that could impact thousands for years to come.

En route from Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park, Boston attorney David Spillane stopped long enough, along Straford Avenue in Bridgeport, to tell FOX61 “a lot of people tell me that this is very crazy.”

His step-by-step mission: raise $100,000 for the Elizabeth Stone House, in Roxbury, MA, which supports survivors of domestic violence and related trauma. His inspiration: a male survivor he heard speak on behalf of Elizabeth Stone House.

“He said that he wishes that a place like this had existed when he was a child with his mother,” Spillane said.

His walk began Tuesday, just before a the opener of the Red Sox-Yankees series in New York.

“I walked through the Bronx wearing a Red Sox shirt and a Red Sox hat,” he said proudly.

He’ll finish his northeastward trek at week from Saturday, just prior to game two of the Yankees-Red Sox series at Fenway Park. The money Attorney Spillane is helping to raise will be used to nearly triple the amount of service that the Elizabeth Stone House will be able to render.

“We believe it’s going to be the largest complex in the state devoted entirely to survivors of domestic violence,” said Jim May, Director of Development for Elizabeth Stone House. He is acting as Spillane’s spotter on his walk.

Last year, he raised $50,000 for the Elizabeth Stone House by walking 161 miles from Stockbridge, MA to Boston, two locales prominent in James Taylor’s hit “Sweet Baby James.”

“I’ve seen James in concert 17 times,” said Spillane, who said Taylor never took him up on his invite to walk along with him.

This no doubt is a man who supports things he likes. To contribute to Spillane’s walk, click here.

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Connecticut’s WTNH Features Elizabeth Stone House Walker

Man Walks from Yankee Stadium to Fenway to Raise Money For Charity

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – One baseball fan is making the journey from one iconic ballpark to another — walking 200 miles from Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park to raise money for survivors of domestic violence.

Boston native and Red Sox fan David Spillane started his  journey in Yankee territory on September 18. On Thursday, he walked through Milford.

“It’s a problem that exists everywhere,” says Spillane. “I was talking through some of the fanciest suburbs in America, Westchester County and Fairfield County and you look around and think it’s pretty beautiful until you stop and think, it’s happening here too. It’s happening everywhere.”

He’s raising money for Elizabeth Stone House, a resource center for victims of domestic violence in Boston. Last year he walked from Stockbridge, Mass. to Boston and raised $50,000. This year, he’s looking to raise $100,000. The money would go towards a new building for Elizabeth Stone House. “The size of the problem of domestic violence is so huge that we can’t begin to address it in the small facilities we have now,” says Jim May, the director of development for Elizabeth Stone House.

For Spillane, the journey brings together two passions: baseball and helping others.

“It’s the greatest rivalry in sports history,” says Spillane, “and what better way to celebrate that between one ballpark to another.”

And whatever side of that rivalry you’re on, David wants you to help out.

David is set to arrive at Fenway just in time for the Red Sox Yankees game on September 29 where he’ll be honored on the field before the game.

Visit walkingforelizabethstonehouse.org to donate.

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