April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month

Our contestant didn't win the crown, but she did win the respect of many, for bringing child abuse awareness to the fore front! Congratulations Heaven Bereket for taking the challenge!

A very special thanks to Raspberry Beret Consinement for sponsoring the gown.


 April is National Child Abuse awareness month, please like our page Million March Against Child Abuse - MACA Boston MA on facebook to take a stand against child abuse, and stay informed. On April 5th, we ask everyone to turn facebook Blue with our logo to help spread awareness.



Get Ready for Summer

Join us for this free fun educational family event. Register your children now.



Taste of Spring

Thanks to all who joined me this past Friday evening for the first annual "Taste of Spring" to benefit Hallmark Health System. 


 The evening fullfilled the promise of fun, delicious food, and fellowship.  We were pleased that Dave Andelman of Phantom Gourmet joined us for the live auction.  


Guests enjoyed the 3 piece jazz band, as they munched on fabulous food.


Auction items include a Bruins travel package, sports tickets, a weekend getaway package, and a Mercedes for a week.





One of our volunteers for Mass Appeal International will compete for the title of

Miss Massachusetts United States, and her platform is Child Abuse and Neglect! MA is #1 in the nation for child abuse and neglect. Mass Appeal International and Raspberry Berret are sponsoring her gown and coctail dress for the pageant.

She is a child abuse survivor, and she wants to give a voice, and strength to children that stand in the same shoes she did as a child. She has a powerful story to tell about growing up in abuse and loosing her classmate Jeffery Curley to child abuse. She lived to tell the story, he did not.


Heaven Bereket joined Mass Appeal International in the fight for children's rights, and has testified at the MA State House to get tougher sentencing for child predators. She will be with us on April 5th at the Million March Against Child Abuse - MACA Boston MA. She is Heaven Bereket contestant #2. I am proud to be her mentor. click on the link for more info.


Halmark Health Systems


I sit on the board for Hallmark Health Systems. The night before our annual meeting, I sat in the hospital for 24 hrs with my foster child who needed medical care. She received top quality care and service. I was able to tell that to the CEO at our meeting.


Hallmark Health System is an award winning regional provider of integrated healthcare services that includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. The system also includes Hallmark Health Medical Center for outpatient care in Reading, Hallmark Health System Hematology and Oncology Center in Stoneham, CHEM Center for Radiation Oncology in Stoneham, CHEM Center for MRI in Stoneham, Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Hallmark Health Medical Associates and Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs.