HAVERHILL — This will be the fourth year that Sheri Troy of Haverhill and her family and friends will be taking part in the annual Samaritans 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Festival being held tomorrow along the Charles River in Brighton.
“We are participating in the 5K to raise funds and awareness for Samaritans, dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide in memory of our son Adam,” Troy said, adding that Adam’s Team has grown over the years and had over 30 people last year.
Adam took his life five years ago on Oct. 24 and would have been 21 Aug. 17.
“The Samartians have hotlines for people who are thinking of committing suicide, but are also are there for those who are left to deal with the aftermath. If we can help save one life, we have done something truly amazing,” Troy said.
If you are unable to participate in the run/walk and want to donate in memory of Adam’s Team, you can do do by going to: https://sna.etapestry.com/fundraiser/Samaritans/5K2012/donate.do.
Registration for the run/walk begins at 8 a.m. at DCR Artesani Park in Brighton. The cost per individual is $30. The run/walk itself begins at 10 a.m.
Latino health event
is set for Sunday
Physicians from Merrimack Valley Hospital will be at St. James Church on Sunday to meet members of Haverhill’s Latino community. The event is from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the downstairs hall following the Spanish Mass.
Ernesto Negron, MD and Maysabel Aponte-Rivera, MD, both primary care physicians, and general surgeon Edwin Menor, MD, will introduce themselves and answer questions, so members of the community are aware that Spanish-speaking doctors are available in Haverhill. Merrimack Valley Hospital will provide refreshments. Parishioners will be making Columbian-style papusas, Dominican arrepas, Mexican flautas and Salvadorenean tortillas to sell as a fundraiser for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. St. James Church is located at 185 Winter St. For more information contact Kathryn Bailey at 978-420-1157.