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Registration Opens for Road Race to Honor Neighbor Brigade Founder Pam Washek
“Pam’s Run” Set for October 5th in Wayland, Mass., All Proceeds to Benefit Neighbor Brigade

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Posted Thursday, 11 July, 2013

WAYLAND, Mass., June 18, 2013 – To honor the memory of Pam Manikas Washek and support the ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ mission she ignited, runners and walkers from across New England are invited to participate in Pam’s Run. Pam’s Run is a road race that will take place on October 5, 2013, with a 3 mile or 5 mile option. Participants will raise money for non-profit Neighbor Brigade, which Washek founded in 2010 to help neighbors in crisis. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top finishers.

Washek’s sister Joanna Manikas and niece Jayme Nowland are co-chairing the planning committee for Pam’s Run with the assistance of 10 coordinators. Volunteers from across Neighbor Brigade’s 40+ chapters in Massachusetts and New Hampshire have joined to help with the organization and execution of the race.

“A road race that brings groups of neighbors together to support their communities had long been a dream of Pam’s,” said Nowland. “She understood the power of small, everyday acts of kindness and support, and something like this that is so grounded in community to benefit Neighbor Brigade’s cause would have made her heart sing.”

When: Pam’s Run will take place on Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. A party will be hosted throughout with food and fun for all ages.

Where: The race will start and finish at the Loker School, 47 Loker Street, Wayland, Mass., and offers both a 3 mile and 5 mile course.

How: To register for Pam’s Run, visit Registration is $30 per participant. For those who wish to create a fundraising team, they can do so through Neighbor Brigade’s Crowdrise Page.

There are several sponsorship packages available. If interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Stephanie Lawrence at of 781-325-8580.

Neighbor Brigade is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation that steps in to help when families or individuals are experiencing a temporary crisis such as cancer treatment, illness, accident, or other tragedy. A Neighbor Brigade chapter is founded and coordinated by a dedicated leader, the chapter leader, who builds and manages the community-based volunteer network. Volunteer networks efficiently schedule and provide the necessary services for their neighbors in need, including meals, rides and household errands. There are no eligibility requirements for recipients, who may self-refer. Neighbor Brigade is immediate, efficient and free, and, better yet, it’s neighbors helping neighbors, facilitating and strengthening connections within a community. To learn more, visit



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