Amber Vaccaro of Lynnfield running half marathon and co-organizing fundraiser to help benefit outdoor adventure therapy nonprofit First Descents.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The following was provided by nonprofit organization First Descents and by Amber Vaccaro of Lynnfield: Amber Vaccaro of Lynnfield has spent the last year of her life recovering from cancer. With the help of The Reading Athletic Club (RAC), she is running her first Half Marathon on December 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, to raise money for ‘First Descents’, an organization that provides outdoor adventure therapy to young adults with cancer. RAC Program Director, Lori Haverty has made a special investment in Vaccaro. By modifying exercises and providing encouragement Haverty has seen an amazing transformation within Vaccaro, not only physically, but mentally as well. Haverty says, “Amber is tough. At first she struggled through the workouts, but she …
Members of Team Cervizzi set to participate in this weekend's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Boston.
At the beginning of October, Cervizzi’s Martial Arts announced that for the third consecutive year, it is raising money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer with its “pink belts” and other items. The martial arts studio, with locations in Lynnfield, Winthrop, North Reading and North Andover, raised more than $700 through the sales of pink belts, pink t-shirts and pink bracelets, noted Sensei Janice Corkhum of Cervizzi’s in her recent blog post on Lynnfield Patch. On Sunday, members of Team Cervizzi will participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Boston. The local martial arts studio’s involvement in Breast Cancer Awareness Month did not go unnoticed by CBS Boston, which ran a segment about Team Cervizzi that can be…