Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Habitat for Humanity

I am so excited that I will have the opportunity to work with The Habitat for Humanity on February 6 for their project in Bedford. This home is being created for a family that needs it to be handicap accessible to accommodate the children in the family. I look forward to watching this project grow and to hopefully meet the family between now and its completion.
Habitat also has a wonderful program May 1-9 which is known as "Women Build Week". I will participate through this event at the Bedford site. This program is hosted by Lowe’s and is held all over the country. Last year over 200 affiliates participated. I am looking forward to this opportunity can't wait to share this experience and the photos!
For information on how to volunteer on this project and others, please visit the Habitat website at: http://www.lowellhabitat.org/volunteer.htm.

Monday, December 28, 2009

I had the best first Christmas as a Mom! Sierra is such a happy little girl, she puts a smile on everyone's face. Talk about a true blessing and being the greatest gift my life could have ever received! I hope everyone had as wonderful a holiday as I did, and remember, life is a gift, treat each day as it is the last!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Delivering Toys and Books to the Pediatric Unit of Lowell General Hospital

On December 21, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Pediatric Unit at Lowell General Hospital to deliver toys and books from a drive that I coordinated with my co-workers at PointRight Inc. in Lexington. It was incredible to be able to visit with these children and their families and spread some holiday cheer. Thank you to the wonderful nursing staff who welcomed me and allowed me to tour and visit with these very special kids. Also, a great big thank you to Andrea and Ellen at the Philanthropy Office of LGH for putting this visit together for me.

Wrapping for a Cure

On December 19, I participated in Wrapping for a Cure at the South Shore Plaza with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It was so much fun wrapping and talking to people about our cause and to see such generosity. Thank you to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the South Shore Plaza for putting together such a great event during this holiday season!

Mrs. Massachusetts International 2010

This October I was honored to be chosen to represent Massachusetts as Mrs. Massachusetts International. I will be competing at the Mrs. International Pageant to be held July 13-17, 2010 in Chicago.

As Mrs. Massachusetts, I will be championing my platform of breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, American Cancer Society, and Lowell General Hospital to name a few. During my year, I will also be working with the Go Red for Women Foundation which is part of the American Heart Association, the choice platform for the Mrs. International Pageant.

This year is dedicated to my mother, Jozefa, who in 2007 lost her battle to breast cancer. I hope that her story will be an inspiration to others for the importance of early detection.

I look forward to sharing this opportunity with my husband Rob and daughter Sierra, and thank them for their support and belief in me as this year would not be possible without them.