This past Saturday, on September 16, 2017, some of our staff participated in Erika’s 5k Run. This is a local, annual event here in Merrimack that honors Erica Nicole Pombrio, and celebrate her life. Since 2010, the Erica Pombrio Foundation has brought Merrimack and surrounding communities together to honor and remember cancer survivors, co-survivors, and sadly those we have lost. These events continue to fulfill Erica’s wish to help those affected by cancer and let them know they are not alone in their fight! The proceeds from Erica’s Run and other fundraisers are donated directly to local families battling this disease. The foundation has raised over $120,000 in 7 years.
Please join us and help Erica’s friends and family fulfill a wish from Erica’s journal. If you would like to know more, participate, volunteer or donate, visit; www.ericasrun.com
Pictured Left to Right: Jaime Bourgeois, Amanda Stuart, Lu Miller, Marie McGee, Diane Donahue
Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues,
I would like to thank everyone who supported my ride in last years Pan Mass Challenge. Last year the riders in the Pan Mass Challenge raised over 50 million dollars to research and treat cancer through the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. I am very excited to be riding for the third time this August, although it will have a different feel without the whole of Team Emma.
Emma will be shining her light on us from above this year as this was her favorite event and I know she will be somehow present. I am even more committed to riding to do my part to raise money to treat Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma.
So on the first weekend in August, I will join 6,200 cyclists in the PMC ride, an annual bike-a-thon that raises money for research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston.
And because every penny matters, 100 percent of your donation goes to DFCI, with our teams fundraising going directly to the Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma Program.
I’ve made a personal commitment to ride and raise $4000. I hope you can help me achieve this significant goal. Please donate to PMC ride by going to pmc.org
If you prefer to write a check, please make it out to the PMC, The Jimmy Fund or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and mail it to me directly at:
Venetia Reilly, 40 Buttonwood Lane, Ipswich MA 09138.
Thank you for your anticipated support! UPDATE!! $200 away from GOAL!!
DTS is a proud supporter (through donations and volunteer time) of the Manchester Boys and Girls Club. The teens at the Club participated in a running group this spring, culminating in a 5k race in June. Led by Greg Uliasz and assisted by Venetia Reilly, the teens ran twice a week to train for this event. On June 18 the group, including Diane Raymond, the CEO of the Manchester Boys and Girls Club, ran the Palace Dash and all runners were able to complete the race. Two of our teens even took first place and second in their age group!
We are proud to support healthy lifestyle habits with club members and look forward to running another 5k in the fall!
Seven members of the DTS staff ran in the annual Cigna Elliot 5 k Corporate Road Race on Thursday, August 14th, representing our philosophy of the importance of fitness for health and wellness. We are pleased to report that DTS placed 4th out of 144 all female corporate teams in the race! Family and friends joined us in the race!