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May 20, 2013

YWCA of Greater Lawrence awarded Komen Cure grant


A member of the Board of Governors of the Lawrence Boys & Girls Club, Lindsay’s key interest has been providing motivated kids from Lawrence with opportunities that they could not otherwise have. While he for years sponsored college scholarships, he recognized the need to make a long-term investment so that a young person could not only enroll in college, but earn a degree.

Lindsay was also behind establishing the Shadow Fund to offer services to those who could not pay for the often extraordinary medical costs for their animals. Shadow was a 5-year-old yellow Labrador retriever owned by a Vietnam veteran who was willing to quit his $488-per-week job to enable him to access his 401K retirement fund to care for Shadow.

A story about Shadow by Mark Vogler in The Eagle-Tribune piqued the interest of Lindsay and Diane Sullivan at Massachusetts School of Law. Their plea for assistance resulted in a surplus of donations beyond what was needed to care for Shadow and led to the beginning of the fund.

The Book of Golden Deeds dinner and awards ceremony will be held May 28, at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover. The dinner reception begins at 6 p.m., with the award ceremony starting at 7. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased by contacting Blain, event chairman, at 978-332-5100 or by email at rick@rrblain.com. Payments may also be sent to the Exchange Club of Lawrence, P.O. Box 552, Lawrence 01842.

Plaistow motorcycle run to fight Lyme disease

PLAISTOW —The Plaistow Lions Club will be sponsoring its fourth annual poker run June 2 to help fight Lyme disease.

The club encourages people to join more than 300 motorcyclists expected to attend. The ride’s registration begins at 9 a.m.; individuals or groups may depart on the self-guided run at their leisure between 9 and 11 a.m. from the American Legion’s Carl G. Davis Post 34, 176 Main St.

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