Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Last year, the group from the Dedham Middle School raised almost $2,000 for CF. The school tells us, that early pledges and donations were once again very strong, and that they expect to surpass last year's mark.
7th grade Readng teacher, Sarah Tapply, led a group of over two dozen Dedham Middle School, 6 – 8th grade National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) members, on a 4 mile walk through town. Joined by fellow DMS teachers, Pam Murray, Arielle Sutton, Chris Nadeau, and Kevin Murphy – the teachers continued the tradition of having their students find ways to help out, in and around the community. The Annual “Great Strides” Walk, is the largest Cystic Fibrosis fundraising event in the nation. Each year, more than 250,000 walkers come together, and in 2012, nearly $40 million dollars was raised to help find a cure for CF. We are assured that real progress has been made fighting the disease, and the folks at CF always need the public's continued …
Monday, May 21, 2012
While the 17th annual Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk took place, so did the second Dedham Open Studios.
On a gorgeous 80-degree-plus Sunday, hundreds flooded the streets of Dedham for a pair of popular events. More than 1,000 walkers took to the streets of Oakdale to raise money to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, then they returned for plenty of food, music and even a police K9 demonstration. Down the hill at the Endicott Estate, several artists put their work on display for all to see. One hundred artists spread throughout Dedham did the same, including many in Dedham Square and NewBridge on the Charles. Along with the second annual Dedham Open Studios, the Dedham Historical Society hosted a historical homes tour. Do you have pictures from either Great Strides or Open Studios? Add them to our gallery by simply clicking on the upload …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
From supporting local artists to supporting children with Cystic Fibrosis, there are many ways to help out the community this weekend.
It's Thursday, and you've got no idea what you'll do for the weekend. Dedham Patch is coming to the rescue.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The annual CF walk comes to Dedham on May 20 as the Coughlins and thousands of other families seek to find a cure.
Bob and Christine Coughlin have participated in the annual Cystic Fibrosis Walk in Dedham since the walk's second year in 1996. Little did they know at that point that their push to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research would grow stronger. "It was an ironic twist of fate," said Bob Coughlin. "We were involved in a fairly rare disease, and then it got real personal, and we've stepped it up." In 2002, the Coughlins had Bobby, born with Cystic Fibrosis. And ever since that day, the now 10-year-old bottle of energy must go through a daily regimen of taking enzymes, other medication and using a nebulizer. If he doesn't, he could be in trouble. The combination thins mucus build-up in Bobby's body, which can cause dangerous and painful …