The Women’s Fund of Southeastern MA raises funds and takes collaborative action so that all women in the region have strong opportunities to earn a living wage. The mission of the Women’s Fund is to advance the educational attainment and economic security of women and girls in Southeastern Massachusetts. Funds raised support the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts, primarily in the greater New Bedford area.
At 10AM in Somerville help cure cancer at the “M.O.M.’s RUN” – Mary O’Brien Memorial 5K Run & Walk for Cancer. 5K registration is $35, Kid’s Fun Run is $5.00. Start and finish is it George Dilboy VFW Post 259, 371 Summer St, Somerville.
In the past 15 years, M.O.M.’s Run has raised over $180,000 benefiting the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Harpoon and Red Bone’s supply the post race festivities. I hear they have an amazing raffle also.
In Natick at 8:30 join the Strivers Running Club for their Strivers Mothers Day 5K at Natick High School.
Registration is $30, $20 for 13 years and under. After May 8th fees are $35 and $20, respectively.
Proceeds benefit Natick’s Embrace A Family. Embrace A Family was founded by the family and friends of two Natick moms who passed away from cancer in 2005.
A Mothers Hope 5K
9:00 AM at Nelson Park in Plymouth, MA
Registration is $25 for Adults, $30 on race day, $20 for students 11-18 and $25 on race day. Children under 10, $15.00 and $20.00 on race day.
Proceeds benefit Brook Retreat and The Family Restored.
T-shirts to all who register by May 2nd. Bib pickup begins at 8:00 AM on race day at Nelson Park.
Medals for Mom?
These races all provide medals if Mom or her kids are 1st, 2nd or 3rd overall. Some provide age group awards also.
If Mom or the kids are running their First 5K and don’t think they will place in the top 3, you can still get a medal. The My First 5K medal is exclusively for first time 5K runners. It’s more than an award for finishing a race, it’s an incentive to sign up for the next one!
If you would like a My First 5K medal, you can order here.
Run well my friends, and Happy Mother’s Day!