Remembering a young hero and spreading the word about childhood cancer.
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Friday, December 21, 2012
Stricken with cancer, Nathan Norman wanted to be visited by as many of his heroes as possible.
Police Chief Timothy Sheehan said he is extremely proud of the six Tewksbury Police officers who took part in a project to brighten the Christmas of a young Virginia boy stricken with cancer. More than 250 officers, representing 85 departments in New Hampshire and Massachusetts took part in a caravan that travelled to Lynchburg, Va. on Wednesday. And today, they visited six-year-old Nathan Norman, giving him his own personal parade of first-responders. Virginia TV station WSET covered the visit. You can see their report here: http://www.wset.com/story/20393550/250-officers-travel-to-lynchburg "The men did good! If you look close enough you can see the Tewksbury Police Department Ford Expedition, Car #26 pass by Nathan while he is waving to…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
More than 40 police departments left the Burlington Mall this morning to deliver cards to 6-year-old Nathan Norman in Rustburg, Virginia.
The only thing on Dawn Norman's wish list this holiday season is that her 6-year old son Nathan lives to see another Christmas—and that his wish of receiving cards, letters and patches from as many police officers, fire fighters and EMTs is fulfilled. Why? Because police officers, fire fighters and EMTs happen to be Nathan's heroes. As reported on New Milford Patch three years ago, Nathan, who lives with his family in Rustburg, Virginia, was diagnosed with brain cancer. "I remember the doctor saying that there was an abnormality," Dawn Norman remembers. "The doctor kept telling me over and over that there was an abnormality and then it hit me. He was telling me that my son had cancer." Like most little boys, Nathan loves to watch cops, …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Magnolia Meals on Wheels program is being piloted in the North Shore and Merrimack Valley and will provide meals to breast cancer patients at no cost to them.
Breast cancer patients often find that, in addition to dealing with the physical effects of their breast cancer, they have to also find a way to maintain a normal life for themselves and their families. And preparing food for a specific diet in addition to meals for the family can take up a lot of a patient's time. But a new pilot program aims to give them that time back. A collaboration of several different organizations has brought the Meals on Wheels program to breast cancer patients in Tewksbury and the North Shore. The program, called Magnolia Meals at Home, is the first evolution of the Meals on Wheels program to serve breast cancer patients. The program is providing dozens of meals for patients and their families each month with no …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Although their reasons vary, Tewksbury cyclists are committed to raising money to find a cure for cancer by riding in the Pan Mass Challenge. This is the third and last in a series profiling these dedicated people.
Thirteen cyclists from Tewksbury are participating in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) August 4-5 for various reasons, ranging from being a survivor to a family member who has or has had cancer to supporting a friend or their family member with cancer. Veterans or first times, all of the cyclists said they are doing it because 100 percent of the monies go to the Dana Farber Institute for research. Anyone interested in donating to a rider or to the PMC can go on the website and type in their name. This is Part 3 of our series of rider profiles. Click here to see Part 1 and Part 2. Gina Utegg Age: 43 Residence: Has lived in Tewksbury for 20 years with family, originally from New York Route: 192 Miles from miles over two days from Sturbridge to …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Event honors the memory of Tewksbury 8-year-old who lost her battle with cancer.
To The Editor: On July 26, 2012 my family and I will be holding the Third annual Lia DiFronzo Memorial Benefit at the Tewksbury Country Club to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (see attached flier). Lia’s Army, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk team will be supporting this event in Lia’s memory. This will be a family event with a DJ, dancing, silent auction, opportunity drawings (raffles) and door prizes. All proceeds from this event are to go directly to the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. We would like to ask for any assistance you may be able to provide in order to make this a successful event. Lia was an eight year old girl that loved many things including her sports. She began playing baseball…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
This is the second in a series profiling Tewksbury residents who are committed to raising money to find a cure for cancer by riding in the Pan Mass Challenge.
Thirteen cyclists from Tewksbury are partcipating in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) August 4-5 for various reasons ranging from being a survivor to a family member who has or had cancer to supporting a friend or whose family member had cancer. Veterans or first-timers, all of the cyclists are doing this because 100 percent of the monies go the Dana Farber Institute. Anyone interested in donating to a rider or to the PMC can go on the website and type in the rider's name. These are their profiles: Rick DiFronzo Age: 47 Residence: Has lived in Tewksbury for 20 years Route: 192 miles over two days from Sturbridge to Provincetown Training: Rick rides every weekend through Tewksbury, Andover, North Andover, and continues eastward as far as …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Although their reasons vary, thirteen Tewksbury cyclists are committed to raising money to find a cure for cancer by riding in the Pan Mass Challenge. This is the first in a series profiling these dedicated people.
Thirteen cyclists from Tewksbury are participating in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) August 4-5 for various reasons ranging from being a survivor to a family member who has or had cancer to supporting a friend or whose family member had cancer. Whatever their person reasons, the cyclists who range in age from 29-51, are all doing it to raise money to help find a cure. While some of the riders have reached their goal or have even surpassed it, others still need to meet their minimums. Veterans or first-timers, all of the cyclists said they are doing this because 100 percent of the monies go to the Dana Farber Institute for research. Last year, 13 Tewksbury residents raised $58,899 of the $35 million raised for the PMC. Anyone interested in …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Fresh Looks Salon provides pink hair extensions to players for special benefit tournament.
Recently, the 14U Red Tewksbury Travel Softball team participated in the "Think Pink Tournament and they were dressed for the occasion, thanks to a local salon. Fresh Looks Salon generously donated pink hair extensions to the team honor of their participation in the tournament. It is a great tournament that helps support the Susan G Komen For The Cure. In this photo, submitted by Stefany Grant, the girls show off their new look. Pictured are: Back Row from left to right: Coach Bill, Coach Dan, Coach Joe and Coach DaveMiddle row: Rhiannan Delucia, Francesa Cocca, Lisa Petrowski, Brooke Lamothe, Marina Russo, Kerri Hegarty and from Fresh Looks Sheryl LiggieroFront row: Kylie Forgione, Jackie Noftle, Chelsea Grant, Madi Ryan, and Sara Fraser.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Joe Andruzzi Foundation provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families, and funds pediatric brain cancer research.
Credit Unions Kids at Heart Named Presenting Sponsor of Fourth Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament Joe Andruzzi Foundation teams-up with nonprofit collaboration of credit unions to raise money for cancer patients & their families at celebrity golf outing with Patriots Stars Rob Gronkowski, Rob Ninkovich & more The Joe Andruzzi Foundation announced a sponsorship agreement with Credit Unions Kids at Heart, designating the nonprofit collaboration of credit unions as the presenting sponsor of the fourth annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament taking place June 18 at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, Mass. Proceeds raised through the event, including the Credit Unions Kids at Heart $25,000 contribution, will benefit the …