HipHipHerRace wasn’t just about raising money to support Abby’s House. In its own way, the race was healing for those who participated, as well. One of the race participants is a stroke survivor, who rallied to walk the entire course, hills and all! Two of our runners shared that they had come all the way from Boston to run because they’d grown up in a home where their father physically abused their mother. One of the workers on the course shared that his sister had been killed by her boyfriend when she was 21 and that they had donated all of her memorial gifts to Abby’s House. We were deeply touched by these stories and felt honored that these people chose to share them with us.
Women in Wine
Women in Wine is an annual event held by a group of Worcester area women to benefit Abby’s House. In its 7th year, this event has raised $122,475 for Abby’s House.
Sponsors for the 2010 event included: Verizon; Counseling & Assessment Clinic of Worcester, Fallon Clinic, Harvey & Sons, Robert Hennigan Esq., Edith & Tom Lavigne, Worcester Credit Union; Charter Communications; Pioneer Oil.