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FRAMINGHAM — The United Way of Tri-County will hold its second annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser at 9 a.m. Oct. 14 at the United Way of Tri-County Headquarters, 46 Park St. Funds from the event will support the United Way’s own network of food pantries, its early literacy program Ready to Read, and Call2Talk, a suicide prevention and mental health helpline. Visit the nonprofit’s website to register online at www.uwotc.org/5K. Adult registration is $...
NATICK - Hundreds gathered on the football field at Natick High on Sunday for the commencement of the first Natick Out of the Darkness walk for suicide prevention.   Each walker wore beads to represent their relationship with suicide. Some wore purple beads to honor lost friends or relatives, while others wore green beads to signify their own personal struggle, among other colors. The beads showed that everyone there had a story to tell.   The...
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) today announced its expanded commitment to building stronger communities through a new partnership supporting the Red Sox Foundation and the launch of its sixth annual Hands On! volunteer service program supporting organizations in the communities where Sunovion operates, including United Way of Tri-County in Massachusetts and Bergen Volunteer Center in New Jersey.   #...
By Alison Bosma abosma@wickedlocal.com   By Gerry Tuoti Wicked Local Newsbank Editor   Paul Mina calls the summer the “hungriest time of the year,” for families and schoolchildren especially.   “It’s a time when people aren’t thinking about it,” Mina, president and CEO of United Way of Tri-County, a nonprofit that operates three food pantries in MetroWest, said. “We don’t get a lot of donations. As a result, we’re struggling to provide people...
By Jonathan DameDaily News Staff FRAMINGHAM – Last year, Becca Pizzi ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Temperatures ranged from -4 degrees in Antarctica to 77 degrees in Australia. In Dubai, two miles into her sixth race, she tore a groin muscle. None of it stopped her from becoming the first American woman to complete the World Marathon Challenge. So for Pizzi, a 3.1-mile course through the streets of North Framingham in...
By Jeff MalachowskiDaily News Staff MARLBOROUGH – More than 2,800 pounds of nonperishable food items were delivered to the Marlborough Community Cupboard as a result of the 2017 Stuff-A-Bus project. All city schools participated in the effort and stuffed a bus with nonperishable food items. “I am grateful to the Marlborough Public School’s support and Reina Rago, communications coordinator for Marlborough Public Schools, for her willingness to...
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The United Way of Tri-County announced Bob Kays of Marlborough as Volunteer of the Year at its annual recognition breakfast, held April 6 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center. Kays is the longtime chair of the community’s foremost fundraisers including Evening of Giving for Roland’s House in Marlborough, a temporary emergency shelter operated by the South Middlesex...
Framingham, MA — Companies and organizations of all sizes are invited to participate in UnitedWay of Tri-County’s inaugural MetroWest Corporate 5K run/walk on Thursday June 29, 2017.This corporate 5K promises to be a night filled with company camaraderie, exercise, communitysupport and fun! This after work event will start at 6:30 pm at 1 Nicholas Road, Framingham. Teams will racethrough the picturesque streets of Framingham. Hungry participants...
Paul Mina, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Tri-County, said he immediately recognized the value of Call2Talk when he was approached with the idea three years ago.   So when he was honored for his leadership in supporting the confidential suicide prevention and emotional crisis line, Mina was determined to recognize the staff and volunteers whom he credits with its success.   “I’m just the person out front,” he said. “...

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