, Newburyport, MA


February 28, 2014

Health Beat: Pizza fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer’s research

Newburyport marathoners Dale Ann and Dale Bob Eckert are hosting a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter on Tuesday.

A portion of all pizza orders taken between 5 and 9 p.m. at Flatbread Pizza, 5 Market Square, Amesbury, will go to the association. There will also be drawings for gift cards to a number of local businesses.

The Eckerts are running their ninth Boston Marathon with the Run to End Alzheimer’s Team. The Alzheimer’s Association offers a variety of free programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. It is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research.

For more information about the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter, visit

Marathoner raising money for kids program

A Paint Nite fundraiser on Thursday in South Hampton will raise money for a program that helps children become ambassadors of health.

Amesbury resident Michelle Parsons is running the Boston Marathon as part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center team. Her fundraising efforts will support Healthy Champions, a program that teaches children in Dorchester about wellness, prevention and leadership.

Parsons has worked as a registered nurse at Beth Israel for more than 13 years.

Participants in Thursday’s event, which starts at 7 p.m. at South Hampton Town Hall, will paint “Abstract Boston Reflection.” A performing artist will guide the session, which will also feature appetizers, desserts and cocktails. Raffles will offer the chance to win future Paint Nite tickets, wine from Jewell Towne Vineyards and coasters from Culinarium.

The cost is $45 per person. To register, visit

South Hampton Town Hall is located at 3 Hilldale Ave., 1.5 miles north of downtown Amesbury.

Port doctor starts free veterans clinic

A free chiropractic clinic for local veterans will be held twice a month at the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill.

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