Thursday, April 4, 2013
You can help a local couple with cancer.
The Medfield Neighbor Brigade is asking the community to help a local mom and dad as they each battle cancer. The couple has lost their housing and most of what they own in order to pay for their initial diagnosis, treatment, and care. Two weeks ago, the Medfield Angels/Medfield Neighbor Brigade (a group of more than 500 community volunteers who help their Medfield neighbors in need) received an initial call for help from Medfield Youth Outreach about a family in crisis. Both parents are being treated for cancer simultaneously and, because of their mounting medical needs, they have found themselves without a place to live, a job, or a car to drive. Meanwhile, their two young children, ages 3 and 1, have been staying with relatives out …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A convoy of hundreds of police officers left Burlington on Wednesday to visit a young boy with cancer in Virginia.
Did you hit traffic on Route 495 on Wednesday morning? Hundreds of police officers from departments around New England, organized by the Burlington Police Department, left the Burlington Mall early Wednesday morning to caravan hundreds of miles to help make the Christmas wish of young boy battling cancer come true. The boy is Nathan Norman, who, as reported on New Milford Patch, was diagnosed with brain cancer three years ago. Nathan lives with his family in Rustburg, Virginia. Like most little boys, Nathan loves to watch cops, firemen and EMT's speed to calls in shiny cars and trucks —sirens blaring and lights flashing —making no stops as they race to save people. This Christmas, Nathan is calling upon these heroes to make his wish come…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Were you a smoker? Have you quit? Has smoking affected your life in some way? Share your story with us.
Today marks the 37th annual Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society. According to the American Cancer Society's website, www.cancer.org, nearly one in every five adults in the United States is a smoker -- that's nearly 43.8 million Americans. That does not include another 15.4 million people who smoke cigars or tobacco in pipes. The Great American Smokeout slogan is "Everyone loves quitters." What do you think? Share your thoughts and advice with the Patch community. Do you smoke and want to quit? Here are some ACS resources for you. Have you smoked in the past and have quit? How and why did you quit? Do you smoke and don't want to quit? What do you think about the Smokeout? Not sure how you feel about …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Here is a glance at recent obituaries from Dover, Sherborn, Westwood and Medfield
Taken from www.legacy.com Marilyn P. (Thorpe) Carroll, formerly of Medfield. A long-time volunteer at the Medfield Food Cupboard. Charles David Grinnell, 89, born in Dover. Was a waist gunner in World War II where he crash-landed and was rescued by a farmer and shopkeeper. Mark D. Hesnan, 38, of Medfield. Donations can be made to the Massachusetts Diabetes Association. Frederick Hoyt Jordan, of Sherborn. Devoted father, talented musician, and member of the a capella group, "The Works." Nancy C. (Askew) Kashalena, 80, of Medfield and Bourne. Visiting hours on Nov. 11 and life celebration service on Nov. 12. Lawrence "Larry" Landy, 66 of Medfield. Donations can be made to Temple Beth David. Mary Ann MacDonald, 77, lived in Medfield for many …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Walk for a great cause to help Olivia Bonfilio and her family as Olivia battles a rare form of APML Leukemia. The walk will be held at Medfield High School on May 22 at 11 a.m.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Put on your walking shoes and "Walk for Olivia" for a great cause to be held at Medfield High School's track on Sunday, May 22 at 11 a.m. Olivia Anne Bonfilio was born on Nov. 13, 2001, one day after her father's birthday. She came into this world as most infants do - crying and her arms and legs kicking. She was greeted by her mom, Lauri (Lyman), her father, Alfred, her stepbrother, Jared, and her brother, Alfred IV, and has lived in Medfield her entire life. "Livie" started school in Medfield at age five and did all the things that little girls do; She was a Girl Scout Brownie, danced, played soccer, and rough-housed with her brothers. Upon starting the third grade with her fellow classmates, no one was to know that in just two short …