Locals sweeten up Bake for Breast Cancer event
A half-dozen local restaurants and grocery stores are serving up a special dessert this week as part of Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. The fundraiser runs through Mothers Day on Sunday, May 11. The local supporters of the cause that are joining the more than 350 participants across the state are Pink Tree Sweets, Salvatore’s, Samuel’s at the Andover Inn, Stop & Shop, Whole Foods Market and Yella.
Participating establishments may either designate all sales of one specific dessert or 50 percent of proceeds from their entire dessert menu to support breast cancer care and research. Proceeds will be shared by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the nonprofit Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc. Visit www.bostonbakesforbreastcancer.org for more.
Would-be Ninja in stealth mode about reality show
Mum’s the word this Mother’s Day weekend for a 4-foot-11, 98-pound, stay-at-home mother of two from Andover who tried out to be a contestant on the NBC reality TV show “American Ninja Warrior” (Townsman, April 10). Is she a contestant or not?
“Sorry, but I can’t tell you. You have to watch the show,” said Becca Tacy, 39, of Juliette Street.
The obstacle course competition series premieres at 9 p.m. on Monday, May 26. It’s the sixth season for the show, which will air through the summer, according to its website.
A gala friend for Dana-Farber’s annual benefit
Andover resident Lauren Frei, a longtime volunteer for Friends of Dana-Farber, took on the role as co-chairwoman of the group’s annual “An Evening with Friends” spring gala on May 2 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.
Frei has been involved with the Friends of Dana-Farber as a volunteer for more than 20 years. She served as a board member for 12 years, including two terms as co-president.