, Newburyport, MA


September 27, 2013

Thinking pink

Local woman teams up with schools, businesses in fight against breast cancer


“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

More information: Email or

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: or

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



Riverside Cafe

The Black Duck

Caffe di Siena

Port City Sandwich Co.

17 State Street Cafe

Buttermilk Baking Co.

Middle Street Foods





Cafe 97


Nathan Sandwich

Raff’s Cafe

Wicked Big Cafe

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