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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…

Read the entire article here:

https://allston.wickedlocal.com/news/20190716/roslindale-woman-hikes-for-elizabeth-stone-house

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.

Read the entire article on Wicked Local’s North of Boston web site here:

https://northofboston.wickedlocal.com/news/20190715/melrosian-jayne-lynch-heads-to-white-mountains-for-wilderness-heals-fundraiser-to-support-victims-of-abuse

North Shore Cancer WALK Participant is Flocking for a Cure

A dozen plastic pink flamingos are making their way onto selected front lawns across the city, accompanied by a sign saying, “You got flocked.”

Flamingo Flocking is a national movement created to raise money to fight for breast cancer. Peabody resident Liz Mover is using it as a fun way to spread awareness of the North Shore Cancer Walk in Salem.

“It’s been an awesome way to get the community aware of the walk,” said Mover. It allows people to give a small donation to the cause and “send the flock to the next house.”

On Sunday, June 23, Mover and her 10-member team will participate in the 29th annual North Shore Cancer Walk under their group name “Team Breasties,” supporting a cause that has changed her life.

In February 2018, Mover was diagnosed with breast cancer. After feeling a lump and experiencing pain in her arm,  she went to the Mass General/North Shore Outpatient Center in Danvers, where she received a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy that same day.

Read the entire Salem news article here:

https://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/flocking-for-a-cure/article_44331589-0b89-5bc9-9a7c-69650775cedd.html

Merrimac Woman to Participate in 29th North Shore Cancer WALK

A local resident has been battling cancer by putting one foot in front of the other for almost three decades and she is looking forward to doing it all over again during the 29th annual North Shore Cancer WALK on June 23.

The walk began as an internal fundraiser for North Shore Medical Center’s Salem campus but has grown to become a popular public event that raises money for cancer-related services such as clinical trials, wellness care and other oncology services.

Francie Croft works as a respiratory care department manager on the Salem campus and has been involved in every one of the hospital’s North Shore Cancer WALKs.

“This started off as something that was hospital based,” Croft said. “Now, it is a major community force. It is astounding how many people show up to this walk every year. They are walking for different loved ones or family members that have been going through treatment or died from cancer.”

Read entire article in the Newburyport Daily News:

https://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/merrimac-woman-to-participate-in-th-annual-walk/article_7114e268-c567-57f6-86a7-40c7bbfbbe5a.html

Andover Residents Cast in Voices of Hope Production of “Titanic”

Seven residents of Andover will be performing at the North Shore Music Theater in a production of TITANIC, a musical.

Bob Hanscom, Scott Helmers, Susan Lynehan, Renee Manning, Suzanne Neuman, Ronnie Ventura, and Heidi Knepper, all of Andover, have been cast in the Voices of Hope production.

To celebrate Voices of Hope’s 10th anniversary season, the musical will run for two dates – May 4 and 5 – at North Shore Music Theater in Beverly.

Voices of Hope is a non-profit organization with more than 200 individuals from Greater Boston who donate their time and creative talents to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

When the RMS Titanic sank on the evening of April 14, 1912, the world focused on the inconceivable sinking of a ship believed to be unsinkable. Over time, we would come to know the compelling stories of her passengers. We learned the hopes and dreams, heartbreak and heroism of the various social classes who set sail on this historic journey — some to enjoy the luxury of the finest ship at sea, others sailing to a new life in America — all blissfully unaware of the fate that awaited them.

Read the entire article on the Andover Townsman web site:

https://www.andovertownsman.com/news/lifestyles/andover-residents-to-perform-in-musical-about-the-titanic/article_7e929998-c426-519d-b668-c2650089e4ea.html

Bedford & Burlington Residents Cast in Voices of Hope’s “Titanic”

Jill Scanlon and Lisa Bailey, of Bedford, and Tim Rose, of Burlington, have been cast in the Voices of Hope production of “Titanic.”

To celebrate Voices of Hope’s 10th anniversary season, the musical will run for two dates – May 4 and May 5 — at North Shore Music Theater in Beverly.

Voices of Hope is a non-profit organization, with area residents who donate their time and talents to raise funds for cancer research.

Proceeds will benefit the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at the Mass General Cancer Center.

Read the entire article on the Bedford Minuteman web site:

https://bedford.wickedlocal.com/news/20190404/bedford-burlington-residents-in-musical

Arlington Residents Cast in Voices of Hope Production of “Titanic”

Arlington residents Patti Beckman, Anne Louise Breslin and Susan Rubin have been cast in the Voices of Hope production of “Titanic.”

Beckman will play stewardess/nurse Annie Robinson. Breslin will play second class stewardess K. Elizabeth Smith. Rubin will play stewardess/nurse Violet Jessop.

To celebrate Voices of Hope’s 10th anniversary season, the musical will run for two dates, May 4-5, at North Shore Music Theater in Beverly.

Voice of Hope is a nonprofit organization with more than 200 individuals from Greater Boston who donate their time and creative talents to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

When the RMS Titanic sank on the eve of April 14, 1912, the world focused on the inconceivable sinking of a ship believed to be unsinkable. Over time, the world would come to know the compelling stories of her passengers: the hopes and dreams, heartbreak and heroism of the various social classes who set sail on this historic journey — some to enjoy the luxury of the finest ship at sea, others sailing to a new life in America — all blissfully unaware of the fate that awaited them

 

Read the entire article on the Arlington Advocate web site:

https://arlington.wickedlocal.com/news/20190408/arlington-residents-cast-in-voices-of-hopes-titanic-musical

Stoneham Couple Lead Voices of Hope Production of “Titanic”

The husband and wife team of Ed and Dana Siegal, of Stoneham, will lead the Voices of Hope production of “Titanic.”

Dana will serve as artistic director of the production while Ed will play Captain EJ Smith.

Several area residents have been cast in the show: Nicole Beauregard, Patti Beckman, Anna Silva and Tim Vincent, of Reading; Susan Rubin and Clara Chu, of Stoneham; Andrew Costello, Molly Gerry and Derek Gerry, of Wakefield.

To celebrate Voices of Hope’s 10th anniversary season, the musical will run for two dates, May 4-5, at North Shore Music Theater in Beverly.

Voice of Hope is a nonprofit organization with more than 200 individuals from Greater Boston who donate their time and creative talents to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

Read the entire article on the Wicked Local Reading web site here:

https://reading.wickedlocal.com/news/20190408/area-residents-cast-in-voices-of-hopes-titanic-musical