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ABOUT TOWN: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer; Stoughton Baseball Success (And More...)

Welcome to "About Town with Mark Snyder," a column that will keep you up to the minute with what's what, who's who and what's going on around town. If you see or hear something we could use here, let us know by sending an e-mail to pmpco@aol.com.

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY to the most powerful man in the world, President Barack Obama.

And, a birthday wish from one of our Stoughton Patch readers: "Happy Birthday to Angela Pietro...much love from mom and dad....ty."

MEDEIROS TEAM OF HOPE: "My name is Lucy Luis. I’m the captain for my team Medeiros Team of Hope. We have been participating in the American Cancer Society's “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” since 2001. We are five sisters, two of which are breast cancer survivors, joined by our families, dedicated to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

"One of my sisters was diagnosed in 1997 at the young age of 35, and the other diagnosed in 2004 at the age of 37. Given how our lives have been touched by breast cancer, our family is motivated to do as much as we can to help other families get through such a difficult and scary time in their lives.

"We are all working together to make strides toward a world with less beast cancer, and need your help to continue making strides."  

American Cancer Society's “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” in Boston is the largest one-day walk to fight breast cancer in the nation. The 19th annual Making Strides in Boston is scheduled for Sunday, October 2, 2011.

Nearly 40,000 walkers and volunteers are expected to converge along the Charles River Esplanade and raise more than $3 million to help the Society save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.  

The Medeiros Team of Hope's big fund-raising event this year is an END OF SUMMER COOKOUT, planned for Saturday August 20, 2011 at , 845 Washington Street, Stoughton MA, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

There will be food, drinks, games, face painting, raffles, live music and much more. Donate what you can at the door!

THURSDAY IS FOR THE HUNGRY: The Stoughton Food Pantries continue to !  The shelves are getting low and the need gets greater every day.

Real estate agent spends going around Stoughton to homes and businesses picking up bags and boxes filled with non-perishable, in-date food.  To make a donation, large or small, contact Peg at 508-889-1385.

Adds Peg, "My goal is to be busy all day, every Thursday! Always remember, givers get more than they give in the most unexpected ways. Many thanks to those who continue to contribute so generously.  God bless you for your generosity."

STOUGHTON'S 8-YEAR-OLD NATIONAL ALL-STARS IN THE FINALS! Stoughton's young all-stars are in the Foxboro Friendship League finals. Here's a note from Vida Gallagher, VP of Summer League baseball for Stoughton Youth Baseball:

The winning streak continues! The Stoughton 8 National team won their semifinal game vs. Walpole 13-5 to clinch a berth in the finals as one of the top two spots out of 32 teams!

They advance to the Foxboro Friendship League Championship against Raynham which takes place on Thursday, August 4th at 5:45 p.m. at Booth Field in Foxboro.

This is akin to being in the AFC Championships. The winner of this game will advance to play the Braintree Friendship League Champion on Saturday at Hollingsworth Field in Braintree which would be like going to the Superbowl! Please pass the word to attend so Stoughton has a strong showing to support the team.

Check back later today for the Afternoon Edition of About Town with Mark Snyder.

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