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This Star Won’t Go Out hosting event

Along with his wife Lori, the Rev. Dr. Wayne Earl, interim minister at East Walpole's Union Congregational Church, will be hosting a free informational meeting about This Star Won't Go Out (TSWGO), the charity they established in 2011 in memory of their daughter, Esther Grace. Esther died from cancer at age 16 and was the inspiration behind the New York Times best selling young adult book (and the 2014 film of the same name), "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green.

The Earls also curated a New York Times best selling book featuring Esther's life and words. Also titled "This Star Won't Go Out," their book won the 2014 Goodreads Best Memoir and Autobiography award. To date, their charity has raised half a million dollars to help families with expenses related to caring for a child with cancer. TSWGO has also begun giving annual grants of $5,000 to two young adults who seek to make the world a better, more Esther-like place.

The community is invited to be inspired and hear more about how they can help on Monday evening, May 14, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the chapel at Union Congregational Church, 55 Rhodes Ave, East Walpole.

Also, on Sunday evening June 3, TSWGO will be celebrating their third annual gala in nearby Quincy. For more information, visit or write the Earls at

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