Category Archives: People

Kim Agricola – MFi Lifetime Achievement Award

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Kim Agricola

MFi Lifetime Achievement Award

Kim Agricola was nominated for the MFi Lifetime Achievement Award for her decades of work for the Medfield Animal Shelter.  Interestingly, this year Kim also nominated another Animal Shelter volunteer as the Medfield Foundation volunteer of the year.  This was Theresa Burns’ nomination:

Primary organization or initiative where she/he volunteers: the Medfield Animal Shelter

How many years has the nominee be donating her/his time? At least 20.
Kim and her husband, Mike, after years of dedication to the Medfield Animal Shelter, decided to spearhead a group to raise funds to build a new, state-of-the-art facility. Optimistically, they need the initiative Shelter 2000. While it was not built by 2000, it was built. Mike made sure that each arterial used was cost effective, durable, easy to clean, and the optimal for the animals. Kim markets the facility, organizes the volunteers and rescues animals from other shelters to be adopted from Medfield.

 

The public is invited to the reception honoring all the MFi volunteer award nominees at 3PM on Sunday, April 8 at The Center.

The Medfield Foundation volunteer awards are made possible through the sponsorship of Roche Bros. and Brothers Marketplace, as well as a contribution for Rockland Trust.

 

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MFi Volunteer Awards honors Liz Sandeman

Liz Sandeman

Liz Sandeman

MFi Volunteer Awards honoree

Liz told me the photo above was taken at a road race in Hawaii.  Liz was nominated by Errin Chapin:

Primary organization or initiative where she/he volunteers: New England Donor Services

Other organizations where she/he volunteers: Lions of Medfield, Medfield Public Schools (Blake and the High School as parent volunteer), Amelia’s Light, Hannah Adams

How many years has the nominee be donating her/his time? 3

New England Donor Services is by far Liz Sandeman’s most treasured volunteer work as raising awareness of organ donation strikes home for her. Her 54-year-old sister died while on a lung transplant wait list. Such losses are too frequent as the need for organ donors is chronic. Liz chose to honor her sister by actively educating people about how to increase the availability of vital organs. Liz speaks in favor of organ donation all over the area at drivers ed classes, hospitals and schools. She emphasizes the benefits of becoming a living organ donor as well as indicating one’s preference to be a giver of life through organ donation at the end of one’s own life. Liz also volunteers her time stuffing envelopes at the main headquarters. One way or another she is volunteering here on a weekly basis. Through these efforts, Liz is highly respected and valued by the organization. She is also an active member of the Medfield Lions Club where she serves on the board. Liz’s efforts for the annual Chowder Fest, the Christmas tree sale and Spring Gala are greatly appreciated. She volunteers weekly at her three children’s schools, pitching in where needed. This past year, she also began volunteering at fundraising activities for Amelia’s Light, an international, nonprofit organization that empowers survivors of human trafficking. In all of these organizations, Liz is an ardent supporter, advocate and fund raiser. Liz brings her positive personality and talents to tasks great and small and generously gives her time to make Medfield a caring, supportive community. While I know she does these things selflessly, I would like to show her our community’s appreciation of her efforts through this award.”

 

The public is invited to the reception honoring all the MFi volunteer award nominees at 3PM on Sunday, April 8 at The Center.

The Medfield Foundation volunteer awards are made possible through the sponsorship of Roche Bros. and Brothers Marketplace, as well as a contribution for Rockland Trust.

 

New Life’s 5K

This from Susan Maritan –

Registration is Open for New Life’s 5K Fundraising Run/Walk

New Life Furniture Bank is excited to announce its 1st Annual New Life 5K Trail Run. This fundraising event will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, May 5th at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds in Medfield, MA.

Come out for a day of competition and fun in the fresh air at a beautiful and natural venue for the area’s most avid runners, walkers and everyone in between. (Pets welcome too!) The New Life 5K Trail Run is open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to run, jog or walk in what promises to be an annual family event not to be missed!

Registration is open now! The first 200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. To register or for additional information, go to www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun.

New Life Furniture Bank is a 501(c)3 non-profit that collects high-quality gently-used furniture and household essentials and makes them available at no cost to individuals and families in extraordinary need.

New Life has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people transitioning from a homeless environment, victims of fire, military veterans and refugees, among others.  Visit us at newlifefb.org.

New Life 5k

Thank You from the 2017 Angel Run Team

From the Medfield Foundation’s ANGEL RUN team –

Thank you from the 2016 MFi Angel Run Team
View this email in your browser
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Dear Angel Run Nation,

You did it again! You all came out in good cheer and with bells on to make the 2017 MFi Angel Run one for the record books.  With your participation we can know that those in our community who need some extra assistance will have their needs met. The generosity of time, talent and enthusiasm from all is the reason we put this event on year after year. Together we are building a stronger Medfield and truly helping our fellow community members.

MFi has a Flickr site with high resolution photos available for you to download at no charge. Photos will be added as they become available. Be sure to follow us on social media for notifications. And if you have any photos, be sure to upload them so everyone can benefit!

 

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Go to Flickr to see hi-res photos from the 2017 Angel Run

 

 

In addition, RaceWire, the company that provided the timing system at the event, took photos at the finish line. Here is how to see those picures.

  1. Go go: RaceWire.com
  2. Search for 12th Annual Medfield Foundation Angel Run
  3. Click to see photos at the finish line or results

 

Check out the RaceWire.com Photos

 

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Race Results

If you haven’t already done so, you can view your race results on RaceWire as well.

 

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Check out Race Results on RaceWire.com

 

 

Check out the Angel Run Video!

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Be sure to check out the 2017 MFi Angel Run video
posted on the Medfield Foundation Facebook page.

 

 

Your Opinion is Important

Don’t forget that the Angel Run survey is still open and we value your feedback. Please reply by 12/31/17 to help us make the race even better for next year.

 

 

We Need Your Help!

A few of our key team members have “retired” and we are looking for people to join the team to help plan the 2018 event. As you know, the Angel Run is fully run by volunteers from the community and we cannot do it without people being generous with their time and skills. Specifically, we know we need volunteers in the areas of Treasurer, Post Race Party Coordination and Marketing and Communications. We have an experienced group of leaders and a great team that work closely together and will help any new volunteers with any questions. We’d love to have your involvement, so be sure to respond in the survey and let us know if you would like to help or if you have any questions at all.

 

 

Thank You and Save the Date

Save the date for the 2018 MFi Angel Run on December 2, 2018. We hope to see you there. Cheers to all and many thanks from the bottom of our hearts,
 
The 2017 MFi Angel Run Committee

 

 

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Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

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The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, is a newly formed steering-committee (created September 2017) of community members/professionals who desire to create a coalition that promotes mental health resources.  We recognize that a public health crisis has touched our town and by coming together, we can form an initiative that raises awareness and has the potential to save lives . The MCSP has created this GoFundMe account in order to raise funds that will:

  • hire a consultant to effectively guide our development of a strategic plan for suicide prevention among all ages in Medfield
  • create and disseminate printed resources
  • fund future QPR trainings
[The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention is a program of Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP).]
Funds raised will benefit:
Medfield Foundation, Inc.

  Certified Charity
Medfield, MA

1:30PM today – Grief Support Meeting for the Friends of Tom Beardsley

From Medfield Youth Outreach –

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Hi Everyone,

Grief Support Meeting for the Friends of Tom Beardsley

Young adults and concerned parents are invited to a grief support meeting for the friends of Tom Beardsley.  The meeting will be held at the United Church of Christ (496 Main St., Medfield), at 1:30pm.  The meeting will be facilitated by Psychologist Larry Berkowitz, EdD of Riverside Trauma Center and Dawn Alcott, LICSW of Medfield Youth Outreach.  If you have questions about the meeting, please call Pastor Karen Munn (cell: 269.932.8602) or the UCC Medfield office(508.359.2351).

Also… Forwarded is a webinar from Family’s From Depression Awareness.  If you recognize the name of the person who sent it…yes…our own Ari the MSW intern from BC who helped us in 2016 and 2017 with data collection for MCAP is now a big part of what they do.  Please share this webinar as a resource to parents and professionals in your circles.

My best,

Dawn

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Arielle Cohen <ari@familyaware.org>

Subject: Please share! Free Teen Depression Webinar with Dr. Nancy Rappaport
To: Dawn Alcott <dalcott@medfield.net>, cgoldstein-walsh@medfield.net
Hello Dawn and Chelsea

I hope this email finds you well. I saw that the Medfield Youth Outreach Facebook page shared our Teen Depression webinar post. Thank you so much! I wanted to go ahead and send you this email as well. At the bottom you will find a flyer and some fact sheets that may be of use to you. The flyer has a QR code (believe it or not, people still use those!), so it makes it easy for families to register if they are waiting in your office. We have two more webinars coming up, so I’ll reach out again when I have more information.

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Teen Depression webinar on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT. Expert Presenter, Dr. Nancy Rappaport, will discuss what schools and parents can do when a teen is reluctant to seek treatment or ask for help. The program is designed for parents, caregivers, school educators and personnel, youth workers, and anyone interested in teen mental health. Register to join us for a live webinar discussion.

After the webinar, complete our online evaluation and we’ll send you a free set of our Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides for Parents and Teens, in English or Spanish.

Can’t attend the live webinar? Register today to submit your questions and watch the recorded webinar after it airs.

Please share information about the free webinar with your network!

On behalf of the families of Families for Depression Awareness, thank you for helping save teen lives by sharing this resource!

Kindly,

Arielle


Arielle Cohen
Programs Coordinator
Families for Depression Awareness
391 Totten Pond Road, Suite 101
Waltham, MA 02451
781-890-0220
www.familyaware.org

Follow Families for Depression Awareness on Facebook and Twitter

 

 

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This email is intended for municipal use only and must comply with the Town of Medfield’s policies and state/federal laws. Under Massachusetts Law, any email created or received by an employee of The Town of  Medfield is considered a public record.  All email correspondence is subject to the requirements of M.G.L. Chapter 66. This email may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any review or distribution by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient please contact the sender and delete all copies.

 

Tracy Mitchell, RIP

Tracy’s daughter Jen told me that Tracy would like people to see his card on my blog.