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February 28, 2013

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:Seventh annual Kick Cancer celebration Feb. 28: This year’s “11 Free Kick Cancer Celebration” to benefit The Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute is Feb. 28, from 6 p.m. to midnight at Archie’s Little River Ale House in Lafayette Square. For the past six years, along with family and friends, Tara Ryan and her son Senan of Haverhill have hosted a fundraiser to celebrate being cancer free. This year’s event is their seventh annual celebration and a very special one. Ryan just got her 11-year clean bill of health and she doesn’t have to return to Dana Farber. Grand prizes are a Killington ski weekend, dinner for eight at Keon’s, a weekend in Montreal, Bose Soundlink Air, and Spa Ni Joli Spa Package. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, balloon chances and many prizes including gift certificates and baskets from area businesses, and golf from area courses. Entertainment is by Matt Ryan and Chris Hawk as well as DJ Ivan. The support and generosity of the community contributed to six successful past events that raised a total of more than $140,000 for The Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber. Michele Skafas and Shaina Bendzewicz, who are helping to plan this year’s celebration, will be running in the Boston Marathon under this Kick Cancer charity, with donations going to The Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber. Tickets are $20 each at the door and include food, music and raffle prizes. Sponsors are Quinn’s Locksmith, Pentucket Bank and the Haverhill Firefighters Union. More information is available by emailing ryankickcancer@yahoo.com.

Frozen Shamrock 3-Mile Run: The Frozen Shamrock 3-Mile Run will be April 14 at 1 p.m. The run was postponed from Feb. 24 due to the weather. For updates to the Frozen Shamrock, visit www.runthewildrover.com.

Chair massages at the Citizens Center: The Council on Aging announced that chair massages will be available at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., on the first Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. Licensed massage therapist Susan Ploueffe offers senior citizen pricing of $5 per session. This service is provided on a walk-in basis.

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