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1st annual Bill Wechsler ALS 5K Walk/Race to Find a Cure

by Press Release
May 2, 2019

Holliston High School’s National Honor Society will be hosting the 1st annual Bill Wechsler ALS 5K Walk/Race to Find a Cure.  The race is in honor and memory of Bill Wechsler. Bill, known as Wex to the High School community, recently passed away after a three year battle with ALS.  He was a counselor at the High School. Wex touched the lives of so many people, and through his empathetic and compassionate ways made everyone’s life brighter.

This year’s Walk/Race will be held in his memory on May 11th, at Holliston’s Adams’ Middle School, with a 9:00 am start time. Registration will be online and at school lunches as the event nears.  T-shirts will be available for anyone who registers. On-line registration is available at: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/the-bill-wechsler-als-5k-walkrace-to-find-a-cure-2138750405

Hannah Magoon and Jessie Shen, members of the NHS, shared this additional information about the upcoming event. "Mr. Wechsler had such a great influence on many students across the school, so we are hoping that this event will draw many community members in support.  Mrs Jaime Murphy runs the national honors society, and is supervising the coordination of this event.  The group organizing the event is made up of about 10 juniors and seniors, and they are currently working on advertising (with the goal of including as many community members as possible instead of just high school students).  The students that are doing the most for the event are Ainsley MacLachlan, Maddy Iarussi, (advertising) and Emily Howland (day of the event coordination).  Every member of NHS will be there on the day of to facilitate registration, setup, cleanup, and overall just to help things run smoothly.  We are excited to be hosting it at the middle school this year, as we will have more space and flexibility with the loop. Thank you so much, Hannah and Jessie"

The goal of the Bill Wechsler ALS 5K is to bring together the Holliston community and show the impact he had on everyone who knew him while contributing research funds for finding treatments and a cure for ALS.  There are currently no effective treatments for ALS.  All proceeds will go to Massachusetts General Hospital, in memory of Bill Wechsler.  If you would like to make a contribution directly to Mass General Hospital in Bill’s memory, the link for contributions is:  giving.massgeneral.org/wechsler

If you prefer to mail a contribution, the address is:

Krista McCabe - In Memory of Bill Wechsler

MGH Development Office

125 Nashua Street

Suite 540

Boston, MA 02114

 

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