JINGLE JOG A SUCCESS! A couple of dozen people jogged a mile to ring in hope and support for a Stoughton woman battling cancer this past Saturday, December 15.
The jog was held at the West School Athletic Complex. Bells were given to each participant, so they jingled while they jogged! There were raffles (About Town actually won!), kids played on the playground, hot chocolate, coffee, and donuts (I partook) were served.
The walk for Erica Ebner, a 28-year-old long time Stoughton resident, who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, raised over $2,500.
After months of chemotherapy, surgeries and a hopeful outlook, Erica and her friends were saddened to find the treatments didn't work and the cancer has spread. She has a tough road ahead as she prepares for a much needed Stem Cell Transplant. Erica is strong and has a wonderful positive spirit. She is ready to continue to fight her cancer and needs our help!
One of Erica's best friends, Suzanne Legros, a co-organizer of the event, tearfully updated the crowd on Erica's progress. "She just completed her final round of chemo. She is preparing for a stem cell transplant in January." Erica Remy, the other co-organizer, told About Town that "The Prone Family Foundation gave us a check for $1000. I can't tell you how amazing that made us all feel. It helped to make the event a big success for Erica."
She also thanked Dunkin' Donuts, Sears, Club Ten X, Inej Salon, Old Colony YMCA, Cheng Du, Arbonne, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Touchstone, Flowers by Ami, Shaw's Supermarket, Stop & Shop, and Avon products.
Remy added, "Our goal just for this event was $1,000 and our total made was over $2500 including the Prone Family Foundation gift! Overall great day, Erica [Ebner] said she could feel the positive spirits that gathered for her!" Also, Remy thanked Mary Coulter-Bennett of Old COlony YMCA for helping to stretch the runners before the jog.
Take a look at photos from the Jingle Jog in the media gallery.
If you couldn't participate in the walk, you can still help Erica win her battle. Donations may be made online at www.youcaring.com (just use keyword: Ebner Family Event.)
You can also mail your donation to: Rockland Trust, 608 Washington Street, Stoughton MA 02072. Make checks payable to: Ebner Family Event. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Happy 16th Birthday to Brian Crimmins, who got some action on the field for the Black Knights football team this past season. He is the son of Attorney Barry Crimmins, who was named once again to the Housing Authority Tuesday night during a joint meeting with the Selectmen and Housing Authority.
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY: To Paul Dawson, former Town Clerk and Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Stoughton. He is currently Town Administrator for Marion, MA; to John Sawyer, champion hockey player, and owner of Classic Limo in Stoughton; and Happy 24th birthday to Jon Vargas, son of Carlos Vargas of Vargas & Varga Insurance.