NoteWorthy – 7/29/18
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AROUND THE VALLEY
Emmaus Holds 30th Annual Cycle for Shelter
Rainy weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of more than 150 cyclists who took to the roads around the Merrimack Valley and the seacoast of New Hampshire in Emmaus’ 30th Annual Cycle for Shelter on Sunday, July 22.
These brave cyclists, many of whom rode through torrential downpours, have helped raise more than $140,000 for Emmaus, a nonprofit community housing development in Haverhill that also offers emergency shelter and supportive services to individuals and families.
Cyclists rode one of four routes: 100, 62, 40, or 20 miles, and each pledged to raise a minimum of $250 for Emmaus by Sept. 1. Most riders raise an average of $400 or more.
To date, Emmaus is quickly approaching its fundraising goal of $150,000, and is expected to exceed that amount.
“Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, for the incredible turnout at our ‘Cycle for Shelter’ event,” said Emmaus Executive Director Jeanine Murphy. “We are tremendously grateful for our incredible event sponsors, steadfast riders, committed volunteers and devoted staff members, who are dedicated to those we serve each and every day.”
Haverhill Chamber Hosts Networking Event, Presents $800 Donation to Emmaus
On Wednesday, July 25, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business After Hours to provide their membership an opportunity to greet new President/CEO Dougan Sherwood. Over 80 people attended the event to show their support and network.
The evening was highlighted by the Greater Haverhill Chamber presenting Emmaus, Inc. with an $800 donation check. The donation was the result of funds raised at the Harbor Place Summer Series event Salsa on the Boardwalk. The Haverhill Chamber, in partnership with the City of Haverhill, is hosting the Summer Series at Harbor Place throughout the months of July and August. Several of these events are designated to support a local non-profit and Emmaus, Inc. was selected to be the featured non-profit for Salsa on the Boardwalk. Learn more about the Summer Series at Harbor Place in our Community Calendar entries below!
34th Annual Bread & Roses Festival Logo Announced
The 2018 Bread & Roses Heritage Festival logo has been designed by Lawrence area community member and graphic designer, Angel Alba. As our theme for this year’s Festival is “Dreamers & Doers,” Angel writes alongside his logo design, “We come with love to defend our rights in the tradition of Bread & Roses.”
Alba describes his design as such: “Representing Lawrence, I have included the Ayer Mill Clock Tower, while using a retro style font to bring you back to 1912, but at the same time with a new, modern 2018 typography design and layout.”
MOVERS & SHAKERS
In September, Lawrence General Hospital physician Sunit Mukherjee will receive the 2018 Santagati Award for Visionary Leadership. Early in his career, Mukherjee spent much of his time performing diagnostic cardiac catheterizations—a procedure that threads a long, thin catheter through the femoral artery to the heart. In July 2008, Lawrence General’s Cardiac Cath Lab performed its first interventional catheterization, diagnosing and treating blocked arteries during the same procedure, which has saved countless lives over past decade. Mukherjee was instrumental in laying the groundwork for this major new service offering in the Merrimack Valley. In the years since, the hospital gained accreditation in interventional catheterization, chest pain management and congestive heart failure care—the only cardiovascular center in the region to attain these accreditations.