September 26th marked the day of the third annual Driving for the Cure, a fundraiser golf tournament dedicated to the memory of Tom Cosenzi, who passed away after battling a brain tumor. The proceeds from the tournament go directly to Dr. Patrick Wen and his cancer-research team at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. In the past two years, the tournament has gratefully raised large sums of money to further Dr. Wen's research.
What Christmas traits get you most excited for this time of the year? For some, it's the fact that Christmas season lasts over a month (guilty). Others may most enjoy the music, the festive foods, or the surprised and grateful looks on the faces of gift recipients (also guilty). No matter what devastation or hardship life may bring, Christmas seems like a constant source of joy and hope.
There are a lot of aspects of stereotypical North American culture that spark vivid imagery; most of these images take us back in time. For every day family life we may think of the Cleaver family, with Ward Cleaver coming through the front door and greeted by his pristine wife, a picture of perfection with carefully placed pearls and freshly applied lipstick.