A Hamilton man plans to ride in the Tour de Cure later this month.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012
The North Shore Tour de Cure on Sunday benefits the American Diabetes Association. Marty Miserandino of Fit Werx is serving as chairman and is riding once again this year in honor of his late mother.
A Peabody bicycle shop owner is serving as chairman of Sunday's Tour de Cure ride, where about 1,000 riders will start and finish from Pingree School as they take on fundrasing rides to benefit diabetes reasearch. Marty Miserandino and his brother Vinny are biking 100 miles from South Hamilton to New Hampshire in honor of their mother Julie, who they lost to diabetes in 2008 as she suffered severe complications from the disease. And they will be riding for their father Vinny as well, who they recently learned has diabetes. Miserandino, co-owner of specialty bike shop Fit Werx on Foster Street in Peabody, has been riding in the North Shore Tour de Cure, a signature fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association, for the past five years. …
Friday, May 18, 2012
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Today is Friday, May 18. Here are five things you need to know: 1. Hamilton DPW Yard: The yard at the Hamilton Department of Public Works is open to the public once a month – the third Saturday of the month – for drop-offs of electronics and other large items for a fee. This month’s drop off day is this Saturday, May 19. The yard is open from 8 a.m.-noon. 2. Tour de Cure: Keep an eye out on Sunday for hundreds of bicyclists on the roads around Hamilton and Wenham (and many other North Shore communities) as bicyclists take on tours of 15, 31, 62 or 100-miles in a non-competitive ride to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The rides start and finish at Pingree School. 3. Battle of the Bands: The Battle of the Bands contest that has …
Monday, May 23, 2011
The quick response of two trained onlookers and local rescue crews helped save a man who went into cardiac arrest during a fundraising bike ride in Hamilton on Sunday.
A 47-year bicyclist taking part in Sunday’s Tour de Cure fundraising bicycle ride was saved thanks to the quick response of two trained bystanders and local emergency crews. The unnamed man was returning from one of the four bicycle routes and was about to pull into Pingree School – the start and finish area – when he went into cardiac arrest along Highland Street. Two spectators stepped forward and within a minute began CPR. Others called 911. The first 911 call came in to the Hamilton-Wenham Emergency Center at 1:15 p.m. and by 1:16 p.m. CPR was underway, according to Hamilton firefighter Skip Mullen, who was on scene. All along, the dispatcher kept responding rescue crews up to date with “timely information,” according to the Hamilton …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Two local cyclists are riding in Sunday's Tour de Cure that starts and ends at Pingree School to raise diabetes awareness, in part because of the impact the disease has had on their relatives.
Kimberly Smith Charrette was at a local bike shop a few months ago when she came across a brochure for the Tour de Cure, a nationwide cycling event to raise awareness of diabetes. When she saw the date, the Wenham native and mother of four did a double-take. Just a week after Mother’s Day, May 22 was the birth date of her mother-in-law Phyllis Charrette as well as the third anniversary of the her mother-in-law's death from complications of diabetes. “I turned to my stepdaughter Janna and said, ‘I can’t believe this,’” recalled Charrette. “This is a sign. And she looked at me and said, ‘We gotta do this.’” So on Sunday, Charrette, Janna, daughter Sam, and Charrette’s sister-in-law Pam Eckmann will gather at 8 a.m. to begin their 62-mile …