A record-breaking turnout of nearly 300 supporters braved the stormy weather to take part in the 5th Annual Memories Walk and Fun Run. Fortunately, the Medford Boat Club generously donated the use of their entire facility as well as their staff. This kept us dry during some heavy downpours. The rain paused and the sun tried really hard to poke its way out as we started our walk and run. The rain held off as all of the friends, families and supporters made their way around the Mystic Upper Lakes. It was a great sight to see everyone wearing their memory shirts, with the front logo "I'm walking for" filled in for each special person. We walked from Medford, through Winchester and Arlington and back to the Medford Boat Club. Thank you to all the motorists who honked their support! Donations can still be submitted on-line either through a team or directly at our site (indicate if you are supporting someone). If you participated in the walk, please post comments here to share.
For families from the Greater Newburyport area who have experienced the death of a child of any age, the Compassionate Friends is a great resource for adult support groups, local memorials, and links to other website, including the national website for The Compassionate Friends. This site has even added a guest book and memory pages for families and friends to remember the children in their lives. Visit their site. Other local chapters with websites include the North Shore, the chapter in Webster, MA which borders CT. All chapters have annual memorial services, especially on the second Sunday in December when the chapters take part in the Worldwide Candle Lighting. This year's will be on Sunday, December 14, 2008.
Friday, August 1st, 2008, 7:30 pm (Rain Date: August 8th, 2008) Name signing begins at 7:00, event at 7:30. Lynn Common Gazebo, Lynn Commons, Lynn, MA CAB Recover and Health invites you to attend the fourth annual candlelight vigil to remember and support those who have been affected by drug overdoses. Please feel free to bring pictures of your loved ones to proudly display them. Questions or Directions? Call Mary, Amy or Fermin at CAB Health and Recovery1-781-592-0243