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April 25, 2014

Make Way for Molly to raise money for cancer research

The sixth annual Make Way for Molly PMC Fundraiser is set for Saturday, May 3, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Elks Lodge in Newburyport.

The Make Way for Molly Pan-Mass Challenge team was started by Molly Callahan’s father in 2007 and has grown from its initial six riders over the years.

Callahan was diagnosed with leukemia eight years ago, at age 10. Cancer-free for five years, she is now a freshman studying nursing at Georgetown University.

The fundraiser is hosted by the Barlow family of Newburyport. Callahan’s uncle Mike Barlow and cousins Sam and Jake Barlow are part of the PMC team, which has raised nearly $550,000 for a pediatric fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

The event will feature dinner, dancing, a silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door, 25 Low St., or in advance by emailing barlowcarpentry@msn.com or calling 978-465-6928. All proceeds will assist children with cancer and their families.

Anna Jaques hosts Mother’s Day contest

Anna Jaques Hospital is looking for creative gift ideas for Mother’s Day.

The public is invited to enter the “Most Memorable Gift for Mom” photo contest on the Newburyport hospital’s Facebook page. Photos of touching, unique or funny presents will be accepted through May 4.

Voting will then take place from May 4-11, with a $150 gift card going to the person whose photo receives the most votes.

Submissions will also be used to create a library of ideas on the hospital’s pregnancy and parenting website, Share the Journey.

To submit a photo, visit www.facebook.com/annajaques.

Arc offering series of transition workshops

The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport has teamed up with local Special Education Parent Advisory Councils to offer Transition Boot Camp.

The series of free, informative workshops is designed to help guide and prepare teachers, parents and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing information for the transition years, ages 14-22.

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