On Sunday, July 27, there will be a #SaveDan Fundraiser in honor of Dan Grimes in Fenway Park.
"R&B-pop crooner Ne-Yo and pop songstress Natasha Bedingfield will take the stage with a goal of raising $1 million to benefit The CareOne Cancer Fund in Honor of Dan Grimes.
Grimes, a 42-year-old Carver resident and HealthBridge executive, was recently diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, despite being a lifelong non-smoker. He will receive the fund’s initial grants."
For more information on this fundraiser and ways to donate, please go to Care-One.com.
The Boston Brain Tumor Bike Ride will be held on Sunday, May 18th in Waltham.
"May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, calling attention to the need for greater public awareness about the disease and more funding for research to find a cure.
The Boston Brain Tumor Ride is an inspiring, family-friendly bike ride that connects teams of brain tumor survivors, patients, family members, caregivers, and friends all committed to supporting and honoring those affected by this deadly disease and raising money to find a cure."
Please click here for more information on how to participate for this event.
The Fifth Annual 'Field of Dreams' Wiffle Ball Tournament and Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 10th at the Boston Athletic Club in South Boston.
"Boston Police Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald organized 'The Field of Dreams' Wiffle Ball Tournament and Fundraiser five years ago after his nine year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
This exciting daylong event consists of a children’s tournament in the morning, and an adult tournament in the afternoon. The event, which also includes food, music and a free t-shirt for all who participate, will have activities for kids to enjoy such as face painting, a fantastic petting zoo, Simon says and more!"
All proceeds will go to the Joslin Diabetes Center. 'The Field of Dreams' Fundraiser has already raised over $207,950.
Please click here for more information on this event.
Hello young professionals. Tonight is your night to mix, mingle, and give back to the Boston community. The Boston Society of Young Philanthropists are at it again, raising money for nonprofit organizations in need. From 6-9 pm tonight at GEM Restaurant & Lounge you should show up and join in on supporting Building Impact! Enjoy cocktails and conversation with young professionals while engaging in active philanthropy!
"Our vision is to educate, inspire, and expose a diverse group of like-minded young professionals to a wide range of nonprofit organizations, in order to be lifelong philanthropists. We are a Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, a community foundation based in South Natick, and therefore have 501(c)3 tax exempt status.
Through social gatherings, networking, volunteer and educational events, BSYP provides young professionals in the Greater Boston area with the information, resources and leadership necessary to engage them in charitable giving, while raising funding and awareness for local nonprofit organizations."
So what do you have to lose? It's five o'clock somewhere and tonight it will be at the GEM Lounge- and I will be too!
Okay guys, so this event is a no brainer - JUST GO! On September 9th make sure to eat a breakfast full of carbs because you will have quite the journey ahead of you. Walk the 26.2 mile course of the Boston Marathon in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Jimmy Fund. (No worries they have shorter walks too!) The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai is a one-day event that unites thousands of walkers, sponsors, and volunteers for one mission: raising funds to help Dana-Farber Cancer Institute conquer cancer.
"Over the past 24 years, the walk has contributed more than $80 million to support cancer research and care at Dana-Farber."
Now you can't tell me that isn't wicked awesome... and now is your chance to participate! Grab your fannie pack and water bottle and.. umm.. ohh yeah some Dr. Scholl's! You'll need them!
Tonight and Tomorrow at 9PM - the Dogmatics (and other legendary Boston bands) are bringing it back and playing Johnny D's in Somerville for more than just a jammin time. They are going to be rockin' and raising money to support cancer victims. The money is being raised to support the Pan-Mass Challenge.
"A time travel experiment last year proved so effective that once again Boston rock giants of the 80s and 90s are reuniting on stage. Jerry Lehane of the legendary Dogmatics, inspired to help out in the fight against cancer, has reached out to Boston musicians to present two nights of music as a benefit to those in need and the community has rallied for two benefit shows.
The shows will be held at Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club in Somerville and mc'd by the charismatic Patrick McGrath. Appearing Friday night are The Flies, Bristols, Piranha Brothers, Sourpuss and the Hired Men. Appearing Saturday night are Dogmatics, New Frustrations,White Dynomite, Lucky 88's, and Lenny Lashley. The members of these bands have appeared in 21645, Scruffy the Cat, The Upper Crust, Titanics, Neats, Lyres, Turbines, DYS, Darkbuster, Matweeds, Darlings, the Piss Poor Boys, Classic Ruins, and Shaggahs -- to name a few. The exciting news for Boston rock fans is the reunion of Homestead recording artists, The Flies, featuring Nat Freedberg on lead vocals and guitar (Freedberg went on to find further success with Titanics and the Upper Crust.) In addition, The Dogmatics, legendary fixtures of the 80s Kenmore Square rock scene, are also reuniting for the benefit."
Now you can't tell me that doesn't sound tempting... so grab your dancin' shoes and head on over to Johnny D's tonight! And why didn't I post this sooner? Because I KNOW you don't plan ahead. I don't wanna hear it... Click here for more details! Or here to pre-purchse tickets!
CALLING ALL BRUINS FANS!
It's not every day you get to mix and mingle with the big boys from the Boston Bruin's alumni... and especially not on a Harbor Cruise. Only less than a week away, you need to grab your tickets quick, because this cruise is for an amazing cause and will raise money for the 2012 Boston Bruins Foundation Pan-Mass Challenge Bike Team. (As if you weren't going to go anyways, right?.. and now you can pat yourself on the back.)
If you haven't been convinced yet, which is highly unlikely, let me ramble on some more. Bruins fans will get the chance to head home with one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia, raffle and silent auction items. Who doesn't like prizes?
So tell your friends, tell your dad, tell your mom, and scream it in the middle of downtown Boston cause Bruins Fans and alumni will be throwing down, and raising money this Wednesday, July 25- and nothing is stopping this event from being a sell-out.
See you there... on the dance floor.
Buy your tickets here.