“It’s all about drawing attention to this issue that touches everyone,” Clancy said. “It’s near and dear to our hearts at this point.”
Other businesses contributing to Team Flaherty include Abraham’s Bagels, which is donating a portion of proceeds next Friday and hosting a breakfast the same day at Newburyport High School, and Shanti Salon, which raises money through the sales of pink headbands and pink extensions.
In addition to husband Casey and children Kyle and Maggie, who are in their 30s now, Flaherty’s large walk team includes her brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Mariell Lyons, who are organizing Thursday’s Cruising for the Cure. The public is invited to board the Captain’s Lady III for a sunset cruise on the Merrimack River featuring a silent auction, cash bar, raffle and snacks.
“She’s just an amazing person,” Clancy said of Flaherty. “We’ve come a long way, and it’s because of her, it really is.”
If you go
Cruising for the Cure
When: Thursday, Oct. 3, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Aboard the Captain’s Lady III, Newburyport waterfront
How much: $25
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Making Strides Walk
When: Sunday, Oct. 6, rolling start between 8 and 10 a.m.
Where: DCR Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston
Distance: Five miles
How much: No registration fee, but participants are encouraged to fundraise
More information: www.makingstrideswalk.org or http://main.acsevents.org/goto/marilynflaherty
Wear the cause on your sleeve
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Anna Jaques Hospital has created custom pink coffee sleeves that promote the importance of early detection and raise awareness about the opening of the new Gerrish Breast Care Center in October.
Local coffee shops that will have the sleeves include:
Plum Island Coffee Roasters
Joppa Fine Foods
The Black Duck
Caffe di Siena
Port City Sandwich Co.
17 State Street Cafe
Buttermilk Baking Co.
Middle Street Foods
Wicked Big Cafe