Next weekend is “Boston’s Run to Remember”! This incredible event is a half marathon to honor fallen Boston firefighters and policemen. Wayne Fischer (Neighbor Brigade Board Member and longtime friend of Pam) will be running this race with his son-in-law Channing Ferrer (a member of our own Wayland Chapter). Wayne and Channing are running to raise money for Neighbor Brigade, and to honor their hero and ours, Pam.
Our Wayland community has such a special relationship with Neighbor Brigade. Many of you have been members from the beginning, when we were the “Wayland Angels”. What started as a small community of volunteers who took it upon themselves to care for their neighbors, known and unknown, has grown to an organization that supports 40 chapters! Pam’s goal was to have chapters established all over Massachusetts, then New England, and one day, across the country. From the incredible rate at which we have grown, it has become very clear that Pam’s dream can be realized.
Please consider supporting Wayne and Channing’s incredible fundraising effort for Neighbor Brigade. If you would like to read more about the run and make a donation, please use this link.
Dining for Dollars Fundraiser, Monday, May 20, 2013, 11am-9pm
You can support the Wayland Public Schools Foundation by enjoying lunch or dinner at Bertucci’s on Monday, May 20th. Bertucci’s will donate 15% of all sales to WPSF from dining in, carry out, or delivery orders.
You must present flyer (download here) with payment to ensure that 15% of your purchase is donated to the Foundation.
Bertucci’s is located at 14 Elissa Avenue, Wayland Town Center, phone: 508-276-8235
Guardian Angels Cat Rescue Yard Sale to be held on Saturday, June 1, 9am to 2pm at Especially For Pets in Wayland at Routes 27 & 30. Rain Date will be Saturday June 8, 9am-2pm
Last year we rescued over 350 cats and kittens. This year we will exceed that number. These rescues come with a big commitment of both time and money. We do everything in our power to heal and nurture these cats, so they can have a safe, happy and healthy life. We need your help so more kitties can be rescued. To raise money, we are having a huge YARD SALE! 100% of the money raised will go to caring for the cats.
Tons of NEW and USED items – jewelry, and treasures from dozens of donations – something for everyone! Please consider cleaning out a closet, a jewelry box, any drawer that may have some unused treasures that could help us raise money for the cats. Every dollar raised will go directly to the aid of the cats, and help to ensure our ability to help more each week.
Donate by contacting us at: GuardianAngelsCatRescue@gmail.com
Or drop off items at one of our upcoming adoption events:
- May 18th we will be at the Especially For Pets in Sudbury.
- May 25th we will be at the Especially For Pets in Wayland.
All donations are tax deductible!
The First Annual “Pam’s Run” has been scheduled for October 5, 2013. This road race will include both a three mile course and a five mile course and will happen right here in Wayland! The race will be open to runners from across Massachusetts and beyond. Committees are being formed right now to plan the run, from early publicity to the after-race party. We are looking for volunteers to help us organize this exciting event, so please contact me if you can serve on one of the race committees or would like to help on Race Day!
A scholarship has been established in Pam’s name at Wayland High School. The “Pam Washek Memorial Scholarship” will be awarded to a 2013 Wayland High School Senior who has demonstrated a passion for community service. As Pam was an avid student both in and out of the classroom, it is particularly appropriate that a scholarship in her name help another deserving student go on to college.
To establish this scholarship, the sum of $2,500 must be raised each year for the first four years. Once $10,000 has been raised, the scholarship is considered fully funded and will be carried forward to perpetuity. Let’s work with our neighbors to see if we can raise the full $10,000 this first year, establishing Pam’s Memorial Scholarship as a permanent award at the High School!
Contributions to Pam’s scholarship should be made out to “Wayland High School Scholarship Fund” and sent to P.O. Box 36, Wayland, MA. Please include a note that you are sending your contribution for Pam’s scholarship fund, or write “Pam Washek Memorial Fund” on the comment line of your check.
Wayland Patch 5/13/13: Boosters Welcome New England Patriots For Annual Basketball Game. Wayland High School athletes and staff took to the hardwood May 9 for a friendly basketball game against members of the New England Patriots.
“I enjoy playing with the kids,” Wayland High School Principal Pat Tutwiler said, adding he had only missed one year of playing since coming to the school. “This is an important event because it supports the sports programs and sports are a big part of Wayland High School.”
Wayland Town Crier 5/8/13: Orange Leaf in Wayland Town Center raising money for hospital. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has launched a fundraising initiative through May 13 at its new location at 61 Andrew Ave. in the Wayland Town Center to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital.
All money raised will go to the Children’s Fund, which supports the hospital’s greatest areas of need in care, research, medical training and community health.
The One Hundred: Pamela Manikas Washek. Pamela (Pam) Manikas Washek lost her decade-long battle against cancer in December 2012. Yet, during her life the disease provided her with a direction and mission.
The One Hundred is the Mass General Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. For more information, click here
Wayland Student Press 5/6/13: Wayland businesses and spring musical support The One Fund Boston. In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Menino announced the founding of The One Fund Boston, a central fund dedicated to distributing aid to those affected by the Boston bombings. In less than a month, the fund has raised nearly $29 million, almost $11.5 million of which came from public donations. The remaining approximately $17 million was donated by corporations. The Wayland High School theater department also donated the proceeds of ticket sales for Wednesday night’s performance of “The Who’s Tommy” to the One Fund.