Category Archive: Charity of the Week

Berklee City Music

Posted by on October 12, 2011

Berklee City Music is a non-profit education program that harnesses the energy of contemporary music to reach underserved 4th to 12th graders all across the country. Students dedicate themselves to building their musical talent, their self-confidence and, in the long run,the strength of their community. With year-round instruction, expert faculty, individualized mentoring and a comprehensive curriculum, students are poised for success.

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Posted by on September 30, 2011

This year 250,000 people – mostly women – in the United States will learn that they have breast cancer; Forty thousand will die. Did you know that 90% of all diagnosed cases of Breast Cancer have NO Family History.

Scientists know that breast cancer is associated with exposure to natural estrogens and other hormones. Now we are learning that certain chemicals found in common household products can mimic estrogens. More than 100 of these can make breast cancer cells grow in the lab.

The mission of the Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation is to fund research dedicated to eradicating the environmental causes of breast cancer.

Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation’s 9th Annual Gala:
The Art of Illumination – Unmasking the Truths about Breast Cancer
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Seed the Scientist Grant, Dinner, Silent Auction

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The New England Center for the Performing Arts

Posted by on May 18, 2011

The history of the New England Center for the Performing Arts began with a single person, a passion and a dream. In 1985, Raye Lynn Mercer, a lifelong resident of Franklin, Massachusetts was a piano instructor with thirty-five students who took lessons in the living room of her Franklin home.

The New England Center for the Performing Arts was founded in 2003 to bring to fruition Raye Lynn’s vision to develop a regional performing arts center in Franklin. The organization has grown to support this ambitious endeavor with the leadership and guidance of a Board of Directors and Advisory Board made up of business leaders and arts volunteers. The capital campaign is successfully raising the funds necessary to design, construct and maintain this remarkable new performing arts education and presentation complex on Route 140 in Franklin.

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Team Velox Rota

Posted by on April 13, 2011

Team Velox Rota has been around since 2005 and was formed with the purpose of participating in the Cape Code Getaway, a 150-mile charity bike ride put on by the Central New England Chapter of the National MS Society, but in 2011 they’ll branch out and work to have riders in every event in the New England Cycling Series.

Way back in 2005, their first team consisted of 18 people and raised $12K. In the years since then, they’ve grown into the largest Friends and Family team in New England and this year they will grow again! Their goal is to field a team of at least 150 cyclists at the starting line of the CCG with a goal of bringing a minimum of $150,000 to the cause so jump on the train now! To date, their cyclists have brought over $260,000 to the fight against this horrible disease and their just getting started!

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Neurofibromatosis, Inc., Northeast

Posted by on April 6, 2011

Neurofibromatosis, Inc., Northeast is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated (as Neurofibromatosis, Inc. Mass Bay Area) in 1988 by a group of people who were in some way affected by the genetic disorder known as neurofibromatosis (NF). In recent years the name Neurofibromatosis, Inc., Northeast was adopted to better describe the area we serve: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York.

NF, Inc., NE is affiliated with a national organization, Neurofibromatosis, Inc. and we are members of the advocacy group, The National NF Coalition. The Mission of NF, Inc., NE is to find a treatment and the cure for neurofibromatosis by promoting scientific research, creating awareness, and supporting those who are affected by NF.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation

Posted by on March 17, 2011

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 500 Massachusetts children and 80 Rhode Island are newly diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions every year. Their vision is to grant wishes for every medically eligible child annually.

Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Massachusetts and Road Island will be the recipient of two tickets for a Boston Chocolate Tour, which will be one of the many great items available at their 2011 Make-A-Wish Gala on March 26, 2011 at the InterContinental Boston in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Pan Mass Challenge Kids Ride

Posted by on March 9, 2011

PMC Kids Rides became an official PMC program in 2005 as a way to include young cyclists in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge mission – raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The program engages youth in philanthropy, instills the value of working for the benefit of others, and promotes athletic fitness and physical activity.

Pan Mass Challenge Kids Ride will be the recipient of two tickets for a Boston Chocolate Tour, which will be one of the many great items available at their Annual Cocktail Party and Auction on March 18, 2011 at the Doubletree by Hilton Bedford Glen in Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Casa Myrna Vazquez

Posted by on December 8, 2010

Casa Myrna VazquezCasa Myrna is a Boston-based, multicultural organization dedicated to ending domestic violence in homes, families, and communities through intervention, prevention, and education. To provide the highest quality of service, our staff and program participants will engage in mutually respectful relationships free of abuse and violence; our programs will empower rather than foster dependency in participants; that self-sufficiency will be seen as an attainable goal; and that the individuals we serve will be responsible for their lives and those of their children. They will be hosting their first “Violet Vibes” Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, December 15,2010 in the greater Boston Area.

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Massachusetts Arthritis Foundation

Posted by on November 3, 2010

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.  Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis.  They will be holding their 5th Anniversary Online Auction at from November 22 – December 5, 2010.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Posted by on October 27, 2010

National MS SocietyThe National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.

They help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. They will be hosting “Fashion Plates” as their 6th annual fashion show at the Sheraton Boston’s Grand Ballroom on Friday, November 19, 2010 from 11:30-1:30 pm.

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