Friday, January 11, 2013
Red Sox players Rich Hill and Alex Hassan will participate in the Jimmy Fund’s “New Stars for Young Stars VIII” on January 19.
Two Milton natives will be among the baseball players in the Boston Red Sox system that will participate in the Jimmy Fund’s “New Stars for Young Stars VIII” at Jillian’s Boston on Saturday, January 19. Pitcher Rich Hill and left fielder Alex Hassan will sign autographs at the fundraiser that will take place between 11 a.m. at 1:30 p.m., next Saturday. The Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston event will feature a buffet lunch, sports memorabilia sale, opportunity drawing, bowling and silent auction as well as player autographs. Tickets are available in advance for $89 per person, which includes one autograph from all attending Red Sox players, lunch buffet, and one guest ticket. VIP tickets for $250 are also available and include one of …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Milton Yoga Foundation, Front Line Yoga and the Jimmy Fund will host Yoga on the Milton Town Green on September 9.
On a typical Sunday afternoon, the Baron Hugo Gazebo and the green in front of Town Hall are quiet and empty. This Sunday, the Town Green will be much more occupied, but similarly hushed. Milton Yoga will host Yoga on the Milton Town Green Sunday, September 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. The free community event will raise money the Jimmy Fund and the Milton Yoga Foundation while collecting toiletries and clothing for Front Line Yoga. Milton Yoga owner Sean McCarthy, who launched the Milton Yoga Foundation in January, organized the event with a student who works at the Jimmy Fund. He also brought in Front Line Yoga founder Danny Dwyer, who went from being homeless in Boston to collecting items and teaching yoga to people in a similar situation. “We …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Milton resident Brendan McLaughlin has participated in eight Pan-Massachusetts Challenges, a 170-mile bike ride that benefits the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund.
The riders in the 33rd Annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, a charity bike-a-thon that took place on August 4 and 5, all have their reasons to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. Milton resident Brendan McLaughlin rode the 170-mile, two-day route from Wellesley to Provincetown, out of gratitude. For the eighth time, McLaughlin rode for previous cancer patients, for doctors, for nurses and for hope. The McLaughlin family’s dedication to the cause supported by the weekend trek across the state began with a cancer diagnosis in 1994. Brendan and his wife Mary McLaughlin, who participated in the PMC from 2001 to 2004 and in 2006 and 2007, took their then two-year old son Conor to the doctor for a routine check-up. …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Thirty-two Milton residents will participate in the 33rd annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge bike-a-thon on August 4 and 5.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
On August 4 and 5, 32 residents from Milton will pedal their way into fundraising history as participants in the 33rd annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the nation’s pioneer charity bike-a-thon that raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. They will be among 5,500 cyclists who will ride with the collective goal of raising $36 million to support adult and pediatric cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. PMC riders range in age from 13 to 88. Some are seasoned tri-athletes while others are weekend warriors having trained for this event alone. Most PMC participants ride in honor of a family member or friend lost to, or being treated for, cancer. All …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The 32nd Annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge raised $35 million, $264,865 of which was contributed by Milton cyclists, for cancer research.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Fifty-five Milton residents raised $264,865 of the $35 million donated by the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. They were among 5,169 cyclists who rode up to 190 miles across Massachusetts to raise money for cancer research and treatment. The 2011 fundraising total is $2 million, or 5.7 percent, more than the PMC gave in 2010 and brings its 32-year Jimmy Fund contribution to $338 million. The PMC is the most successful athletic fundraising event in the nation; it raises and contributes more money to charity than any other. In August, cyclists from eight countries and 37 states rode one of 11 routes that ranged from 25 to 190 miles. Riders included seven-time Tour de France winner …
Sunday, April 17, 2011
For the fifth year, Irish musicians from Milton and beyond gathered for an evening of entertainment to benefit the Jimmy Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
A large crowd packed the Milton High School Auditorium on Saturday, April 16, for the fifth anniversary of A Celtic Crossing. The evening of Irish song and dance has grown in popularity over the years and has raised over $50,000 for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute since its start. The event, which was hosted by John Fitzgerald, featured several Milton residents like Pauline Wells, who sang with Devri, and George Geary, who joined the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums. Irish band Devri was also joined by singer Leah Fox. The O'Dwyer School of Irish Dancing performed at this year's festivities as well, marking their fifth year participating.