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Medfield TV raises St. Baldrick’s funds

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On October 20, Medfield TV hosted a virtual fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer charity that funds pediatric cancer research and pays for people to become pediatric oncologists (who specialize in the unique ways cancer affects children and study the treatments that...

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Sherborn demonstrates the power of quilt

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff After a rough day, most people come home, get into their pajamas, and wrap themselves in their favorite blanket. That is not always the case for people receiving cancer treatment. As a way to make the fight against cancer a little more comfortable, volunteers at the Unitarian Universalist...
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Camy/David 5K coming November 9

For the 19th consecutive year, the USATF-certified Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk will once again provide a competitive road race, a fun walk, family atmosphere, and terrific raffles. The run/walk will be held on Saturday, November 9, at the Walpole Italian-American Club, located on 109 Stone St. in Walpole. Race director Paul Clerici...
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Dr. Prabhu marathons for cancer cure

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Malini Prabhu, MD, MRCPsych, is a staff psychiatrist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. She is running the Boston Marathon to support the "fight against cancer.” On Dr. Prabhu's CrowdRise site, she shares her story and that of her colleague and friend, Marlene Sullivan, a...
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Dr. Prabhu raising cancer funds

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Malini Prabhu, MD, MRCPsych, is a staff psychiatrist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is running the Boston Marathon to support the fight against cancer. On Dr. Prabhu's fundraising website, she shares her story and that of her colleague and friend, Marlene Sullivan, a nurse working at the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital....
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Walpole’s Susi trusts her gut

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent She knew it was cancer even before the doctor told her. She wasn’t surprised. She wasn’t scared. She just knew. “I knew that I wasn’t going to die,” she said. “I simply asked God what I was being shown.” For Joanne Susi, a 69-year-old Walpole mother of three, she knew everything...
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Quilters provide comfort, warmth to neighbors

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter   On Saturday, November 10, the Unitarian Universalist Area Church held a Quilt-A-Thon for quilters in the community.   The Quilt-A-Thon is part of the Power of the Quilt Project, which focuses on donating comfort quilts to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. [caption id="attachment_30029" align="alignleft" width="300"]A member of the Power... 			
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McKeown, Balf continue PMC efforts

Despite a rainy Saturday, Westwood's Chris McKeown and tandem partner Todd Balf completed the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC). Their work, however, is not yet complete, as PMC fundraising continues until the end of September. Making their endeavor even more potent: the Chordoma Foundation (CF) has agreed to match their donations. Between the PMC team and CF,...
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Medfield resident fights cancer

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by Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff In many ways, Michael Keaveney is a typical Medfield resident. He's a sales manager at EMC Corporation. He has a wife, an 8-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. When he's got some rare free time on his hands, he likes to hit the links. For the last few months, though,...
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