She adds her mother always told her that if you recognize something as a problem and you sit back and do nothing, then you are part of the problem. “I never want to be remembered as part of this problem, I want to be remembered for doing something about it,” she says. “I want to be an example in whatever way that I can.”
To support Phillips in her effort, visit www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/michele-phillips. For more on the Against the Tide event, visit www.firstgiving.com/mbcc/ against-the-tide-hopkinton-2013.
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