HINGHAM — Jon “Leddy” Ledwick, who grew up in Hingham a block over from my family, was diagnosed in September 2017 with Stage 4 colon cancer. I wasn’t able to get to the local fundraiser to help Leddy out, so I asked his family and friends to send a few photos from their recent event. You can see them here in the gallery below. Here is some more information about Leddy and the community’s efforts…

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DORCHESTER — On January 28, 2018, Project 351 celebrated the Class of 2018 with an event at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. The nonprofit organization brings together eighth-grade students from each city and town in the state together as a way to build communication and create a dialog. Among those who supported Project 351 at the event were: Gov. Charlie Baker and his wife, Lauren; the Kennedy Library and Gourmet Catering; Sam Carson…

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DORCHESTER — The Northeast Arc and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation hosted the inaugural “The Arc Tank” at which $200,000 was awarded to support projects and ideas that help those with disabilities. The event, a local take on the successful TV show “Shark Tank,” was organized to “support innovation in action, hearing ideas that will help positively disrupt disability services to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and their families,”…

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SOUTH BOSTON — The New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) held its 15th annual Leave No One Behind Gala on Nov. 1 at the Seaport World Trade Center. The event was emceed by NECN Evening Anchor Mike Nikitas. More than 600 people attended the gala, which benefited the many programs and services NECHV provides at their downtown Boston facility to veterans facing challenges. Governor Charlie Baker was honored with the Brian A. Brooks…

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HANOVER — More than 550 guests attended the South Shore Health System Foundation’s 15th annual Moonlight & Miracles Gala on Friday, October 20, 2017, at The U at Starland in Hanover, MA. The event raised a record amount of $570,000 for the new Richard and Joann Aubut Critical Care Unit at South Shore Hospital. All photos are by Shannon Power and Rob Schroeter

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