Friday, October 31, 2014

Maristhill Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Maristhill joined with the American Cancer Society in October to participate in “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” with events and fundraising throughout the month. 

As an organization dominated by women (residents and staff!), many of us have been touched by this dreadful disease.  We started the month by dressing ourselves, our lobby, our trees and our signs “pretty in pink!" 

A bake-sale with the pink theme was a big success – never have I seen so many pink confections in one place!! 

On October 5th, the “Maristhill Pink Warriors,” led by Lori Savlon, our Human Resource Director, walked in the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Boston event, raising $5,000 towards the cause on a beautiful fall day along the Charles River. 

The month ended with a local “Making Strides” Luncheon held each year by the Orifice Family – this event typically raises between $18-20,000 per year in the fight against this disease.  Truly, it was an amazing month of teamwork and camaraderie. 

Thank you for all your hard work, energy, and good humor above all!

Monday, October 6, 2014

An Engaged Community

It seems like there is always something happening at Maristhill!

Or at the very least, our engaged community of residents, patients, team members and community members are involved in a wide range of activities every week.  For example, some of the things happening in October at Maristhill include:
  • Exercise classes
  • Monthly luncheon
  • Pet therapy
  • Singer Kerry Maher
  • Saturday yoga
  • Pumpkin carving w/St. Jude's students
  • Halloween Party!