Time to get back in the game!

Men With Heart,

We’re looking to bring back some of you guys who we haven’t seen in the last couple of years. How does help with your fundraising sound? How does free travel and hotel sound?

How much easier can we make it for you?

MWH on the move!Men With Heart and Komen have a couple of incentive programs to get you reengaged. Breast cancer hasn’t been wiped out since you last walked. We need you back in the game!

Here are some of the details on the programs:

Men With Heart

MWH will help you fundraise for the 2016 Avon Boston and/or Komen Philly walks.

  • If you raise at least half the fundraising minimum through your MWH link, MWH will cover the other half! (Of course, we hope you raise more!)
  • If you recruit a new member to MWH who walks in either the 2016 Boston or Philly walk, MWH will contribute $1,000 toward your walk fundraising!


If previously walked the Komen Boston, but haven’t walked since Komen left town, Komen will pay your round trip airfare plus two hotel nights for you to participate in the Komen Philly walk!

There are, of course, a few stipulations, which can be found here: http://www.the3day.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_promotions_reunion . The most important condition is that you’ve got to register by March 1st!

The upshot is, if you have been thinking about getting re-involved with the cause, these incentives from MWH and Komen should make it a no-brainer. So how about joining us again for another walk? Isn’t it time we put the “HEART” back into Men With Heart?

Please contact Frank McSorley at fmcsorley@comcast.net or call his cell @ 617-285-0233 for more details.

Great Beer, Greater Cause!

American FreshMen With Heart’s own Frank McSorley will again walk 100 miles for the cause this year. Doing so isn’t easy or cheap – the fundraising minimum for his two breast cancer walks tops $4K.

Help Frank meet his goal while at the same time welcome spring, reconnect with friends, sample exceptional ale, and reengage with a worthy cause – eradicating breast cancer!

American Fresh Assembly Row Beer Garden
Sunday, April 12 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

The event will include free appetizers, cash bar, and great raffle prizes, including:

· Hot Air Balloon Ride
· Sox/Yankees Tickets
· Gift Basket of Assorted beers including Yankee Swap 2014 and Heady Topper
· Slumbrew Gift Basket
· 4 Dozen Freshly Baked Cookies
· Assorted Gift Cards

All proceeds will go to the fight against breast cancer.

Follow this link for more information, to RSVP, and to purchase event tickets.

Join MWH at the Avon “Great Start” party!

AvonGreatStartParty-300pxWinter doldrums got you down? Dying to break that cabin fever? Then join Men With Heart at the Avon Great Start Party on Saturday, February 7!

We attended this event last year, and it was a blast!

  • Band together with hundreds of other breast cancer warriors who stepped up to tackle the challenge
  • Enjoy food, music, and a cash bar
  • Become a fundraising powerhouse through Avon’s Fast Track Fundraising
  • Meet walker coaches — Avon staff who can help you with everything you need to complete your walk
  • Learn the ropes from other Avon walkers and meet the beneficiaries you’ll help when you fundraise
  • Step up to the AVON challenge, and register at the event (if you haven’t already)

Need another reason to attend? Special registration opportunities:

  • Not registered for the Avon Walk yet? Register for just $39 and receive a $50 fundraising reward.
  • Already registered? Bring a friend to register to walk for $39 and you’ll each receive a $50 fundraising reward.

  • Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
    Time: 5-7pm
    Location: Market restaurant
    Address: 21 Broad Street, Boston, MA
    RSVP: Click here
    Cost: Free!

Support neighbors in need — Join Pam’s Run!

PamsRun-logoPam’s Run is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Pam Manikas Washek, founder of Neighbor Brigade and a tireless champion for families facing sudden crisis. She founded Neighbor Brigade to help to support their neighbors when serious illness or other tragedy strikes, with services provided by fellow community members.

The 5 and 10K run (runner’s option), with proceeds to benefit Neighbor Brigade, takes place on Saturday, October 18th in Wayland, Mass.

Pam’s Run will feature:

• 5K and 10K chip-timed races
• Cash Awards
• Age Group Awards
• Pre-race bag pickup
• Kids’ Activities
• Food Trucks
• Raffle
• Live music and fun for all!

More info here.
Register here.
Donate here.

About Pam
After suffering her first bout with cancer in 2002, Pam Washek decided to turn her pain into purpose by helping others experiencing similar crises. She and her friend Jean Seiden first conceived of Wayland Angels after each of them received caring acts of kindness from their own neighbors as they faced long treatments, while valiantly keeping their families strong and together. In 2010, Pam turned Wayland Angels into Neighbor Brigade to give people in communities beyond her hometown a way to support their fellow neighbors when serious illness or other tragedy strikes.Pam-Washek-180x249

Pam’s vision was to establish a chapter of neighbor-based volunteers in every town across Massachusetts, then New England and the nation. She believed it was an imperative not only for those who needed the assistance, but also for the volunteers themselves. Pam understood our shared human need for community and our need to care for and be cared by one another.

Pam lost her battle with cancer in 2012, but her legacy lives on in Neighbor Brigade. The organization has grown to 35 chapters and over 4,800 volunteers. Having given us the roadmap and pointed us in the right direction, our “angel” continues to urge us forward.

Fill your walking void

JimmyFund-and-Komen-logosThe 2014 Boston Avon Walk is long over. The 2014 Boston Komen Walk never happened, with Susan G. terminating her Boston 3-day the year before. All of which may leave dedicated breast cancer fighters feeling a void.

If this describes you, consider joining a couple of upcoming events:

  • the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sept. 21
  • the Komen Race for the Cure on Sept. 28

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk logoThe Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk raises the most money of any single-day walk in the nation and has raised nearly $95 million for the fight against cancer since 1989. When you participate in the Walk, you fundraise for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s lifesaving mission to conquer all forms of cancer in children and adults.

Komen Race for the Cure The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. Thanks to events like the Race for the Cure, the Komen Foundation has invested over $2 billion to fulfill its promise, playing a critical role in virtually every major advance in breast cancer. But, there is still work to be done, and this race helps maintain critical momentum.

We hope to see you on these walks!

Hope burns eternal

flames of hope logoNow that we’ve hiked our final Komen Boston 3-day (photos), Men With Heart turns its attention to other worthy organizations, projects, and events.

We’re especially excited to take part in the FLAMES OF HOPE weekend event in Providence on Oct. 11-13. FLAMES OF HOPE was created to promote breast cancer awareness and education and to honor people living with breast cancer. It has grown into one of the largest awareness events in the Northeast with three inspirational days of education, support, and hope.

The three days will feature road races (5K, 10K, and Kids “Fun Run”), concerts (Beatles and Jimmy Buffet tribute bands), a martial arts demonstration (“Breaking Boards for Breast Cancer”), family fun (face painting, games, and activities) and much more, including the pinnacle of the weekend—the moving Illuminations of Life Ceremony.

Men With Heart will be in attendance on Saturday, Oct. 12, helping out with logistics, handing out literature, and recruiting for our upcoming walks. We hope you’ll join us!

Get more info at: http://www.flamesofhoperi.com/about.html

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