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One Month until Boston’s 2015 Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Photo credit to John Deputy

Photo credit to John Deputy

Hard to believe that there are just 31 days until Boston’s Jimmy Fund Walk! (And only 30 days until my 30th!!). Just last month I posted about how I’m joining thousands of walkers both in person and virtually on Sunday, September 27 to for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund walk presented by Hyundai and help Dana-Farber Cancer Institute conquer all cancers in both children and adults.

Want to get involved? Good news! There is still time to register for the walk – don’t be alarmed you don’t have to walk the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton. There are other starting points along the route like Wellesley (13.1mi). Boston College (5mi) and Dana-Farber (3mi) you can begin at. Regardless of where you start all participants will cross the finish line at Copley Square where walkers and their families can enjoy some of Boston’s best live music and bites. Click here to register and be sure to use the promo code BLOG to get $5 off!

I’m still a ways away from my $300 fundraising goal, so if you’d like to support me by donating $5 it would sure make me happy! Every dollar raised by myself and the other walkers is helping the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. I’m tired of living in a world of terminal diseases – we can do better. Together. Maybe cancer has touched your life like it has mine. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one due to the disease and maybe you’re not personally affected. The point is it doesn’t matter, we should all want better for each other and ourselves and should all make it a priority to invest in crucial cancer research. We shouldn’t just have to imagine a cancer free world. It should be a reality. For my Grandma and for all of those who have been touched by the horrid disease.


Star Market Celebrates its 100th Birthday & Giveaway!

I participated in an Event Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Star Market. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation


I love Boston in the summer. Not only is the Boston skyline breathtaking, but there is so many activities for families to participate in – many of them are often FREE. If you know me, you know I love love FREE! We stopped by the Shops at Prudential Family Film Fest in the South Garden this past weekend to not only watch Frozen outside but to help Star Market celebrate their 100th birthday!! This year marks a century of commitment to quality products and dedicated employees.


With so many different grocery stores to choose from these days, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with deciding where to shop for your family. But I have to tell you, our local Star Market in Porter Square in Cambridge rocks my world. It recently got an upgrade with all the aisles named after popular streets in Cambridge (which was a very nice touch!) yet the facelift didn’t compromise the quality of products or stellar customer service we always receive when we shop there.

For all my local folks, Star Market was actually started in Watertown, Massachusetts and has been the premier grocer in New England since 1915! To celebrate this momentous occasion they are hosting anniversary events throughout the rest of 2015!

20150718_175743I love a good party and the Film Fest was the perfect environment to celebrate Star Market’s birthday and also sample some delicious treats from Chef Jason!



Guests were in for a real treat with popcorn, fun signage and props, tote bags and food. Chef Jason and his team served up delicious lobster salad and something I never would have put together – popcorn rice pudding. Annnnnd, it was delicious!!

Your turn…go follow Star Market and wish a HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Oh and because I love you and Star Market so much, I’m giving away one $100 Star Market giftcard to a lucky reader!

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Join Me At EarthFest this Saturday! #UFundDreams

I’ve partnered with Fidelity & MEFA for this post in support of the U.Fund Dreams Tour. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.



I still remember the fear and anxiety of applying to college and trying to maneuver the financial aid process on my own. It was not fun – at all. I missed out on many opportunities to receive scholarships and grants because I was unaware and didn’t tap into local resources to help me strategically apply to college and financial aid. Knowledge is power and I’m thrilled to again be working with Fidelity and the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) to share why saving for college doesn’t have to be scary and should start sooner than later.

Over the past couple years our family has gotten to experience college savings, made fun. You heard me right. College savings can be fun. How, you ask? Through the U.Fund Dreams Tour, that’s how!

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At various events around Boston like MayFair and the upcoming Earthfest this Saturday (7/18), guests can obtain digestible information on the cost of college in Massachusetts and the different options that are available to families.

I know from my experience how important it is to be armed with information when deciding on such a big decision as where to send your child to college. MEFA & Fidelity have partnered to host the U.Fund Dreams Tour, in an effort to empower you to make decisions about your children’s future and know that there are resources available to help families better navigate the process. Why didn’t I know about this years ago?!



If you’re around this weekend stop by EarthFest in the Boston Common where you and your family can experience the U.Fund Dreams Tour live!

Get silly in the photo booth, talk with a representative about any questions or concerns you have and leave equipped with tangible information on how you can start saving for college now!

I’ve partnered with Fidelity & MEFA for this post in support of the U.Fund Dreams Tour. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.