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On a beautiful sunny day, the eight members of Team Bay Cove were among the more than 30,000 runners who took part in the 2017 Boston Marathon. Cheered on by an estimated one million spectators along the route, Leanne Bragdon, Allison Cleary, Charles Hollins, Erik Mancyak, Heather Santymire, Caitlin Shanley, Caryn Metzger Smith and Lauren Spinelli ran the 26.2 miles between Hopkinton and Boston in the 121st edition of the world's oldest and most prestigious marathon.

In the process, our runners raised over $96,000 for Bay Cove's programs, while raising awareness of our vitally important services. They were given the opportunity to do this thanks to the John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program.

Please join all of us at Bay Cove in saluting our dedicated runners, who underwent months of grueling training and tirelessly raised funds for our agency because of their belief in Bay Cove's mission and the importance of the services we provide to individuals challenged by developmental disabilities, mental illness, addiction and aging. They are true heroes, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for this amazing effort!

And remember, it's not too late to support any of these fantastic runners! Just click on their highlighted names above to visit their individual fundraising pages at Or, you can click here to check out the Team Bay Cove 2017 page.

Your tax-deductible donation honors their athletic prowess, commitment and dedication--and every cent goes directly to Bay Cove programs supporting men, women and children in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. THANK YOU, AND THANK YOU TEAM BAY COVE!
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On June 14 at 6 p.m., Bay Cove hosts our annual Changing Lives Gala at the Seaport Boston Hotel. The gala is Bay Cove's largest annual fundraiser, and a wonderful evening celebrating the vital work done by the agency and the incredible individuals we serve each day.

This year, we're thrilled to be honoring Alma Wahlberg—matriarch of one of Boston’s best-known families—with the 2017 Changing Lives Award. Alma and her children have tirelessly supported organizations throughout Greater Boston that serve the most vulnerable people in our community. In doing so, and by sharing their family’s own story of struggles and triumphs, they have inspired hope and combated the stigma often associated with significant personal challenges.

The Changing Lives Gala will feature a dinner specially designed by Paul Wahlberg, owner and executive chef of Alma Nove and Wahlburgers. The gala also includes a cocktail reception, live music, a silent auction, plus a live auction hosted by celebrity auctioneer Susan Wornick, where attendees can bid on an array of unique items and experiences.

Individual tickets to the gala are $250, and sponsorships at a variety of levels are still available. To reserve seats for the event, please call 617-371-3184, or visit We hope to see you at the Gala!

For a list of our Changing Lives Gala event sponsors, click here.

For a list of the live and silent auction items at this year's Changing Lives Gala, click here.
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Close to 200 guests gathered at the Marriott Courtyard Cambridge on March 23 for “Strengthening Our Community,” a wonderful evening celebrating the life-saving work done by CASPAR, as well as the brave individuals who've received services through our programs. The event brought together civic, community and business leaders from throughout Cambridge and Somerville, longtime supporters and brand-new friends, advocates for men and women battling addiction and/or homelessness, employees of CASPAR and Bay Cove Human Services and others to honor those we serve, those who serve them, and the generous supporters who help make the work we do possible.

At the event, Cambridge residents Eric and Lori Lander and Family were honored with The Carl F. Barron Catalyst For Change Award for their longstanding support of CASPAR, their commitment to creating positive change in their communities, and their unwavering efforts to help the most vulnerable residents of Cambridge and Somerville The award—named for a longtime supporter of CASPAR's work—is given each year to recognize important individuals who have made a positive and lasting impact in the communities of Cambridge and/or Somerville. Guests also enjoyed a lovely reception and a live auction—led this year by event chair Jeff Lockwood, Global Head of Communications at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, and Sarah Gallop, Co-Director of MIT's Office of Government and Community Relations.

We’re delighted to report that between auction proceeds, ticket sales and sponsorship donations, this year’s “Strengthening Our Community” fundraiser raised more than $150,000, making it CASPAR’s most successful to date!

All of us at CASPAR offer our deepest thanks to all our guests and generous donors, with particular gratitude to our wonderful event sponsors. Kudos also to the Event Committee for their dedication; our hosts, the Marriott Courtyard Cambridge; our hard-working staff of volunteers who helped make the event shine; and the event’s organizer--CASPAR’s Director of Development, Julia W. Londergan--for a truly amazing job!

In the coming weeks, check out our Facebook page for photos from the event. Thank you for your continued support, and we hope we'll see you at "Strengthening Our Community" 2018!

On October 2, 2017, Bay Cove Human Services invites all its golf-loving supporters to join us for the 22nd annual George C. Cutler Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by Liberty Mutual, at Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton, MA.

The tournament is played in memory of George Cutler, a founding member of Center House and one of its most ardent supporters. George served on the Center House Board of Directors for more than 30 years and was passionate about the need to provide quality care for individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. He was a strong believer in an individual's ability to motivate themselves and worked to help people maximize their potential. When you participate in the George C. Cutler Memorial Golf Tournament, you’ll help to keep George’s passion for this cause alive.

Again this year, the Cutler Golf Tournament will be part of the Liberty Mutual Invitational (, and the winning foursome will have the opportunity to play in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in March 2018.

All proceeds from the Cutler Golf Tournament benefit Center House programs of Bay Cove Human Services – helping adults overcome the challenges presented by their mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. Center House programs help these individuals integrate into their communities, avoid hospitalization, and focus on their abilities – not their disabilities.

Register for the tournament TODAY by contacting David Hirschberg at 617-371-3167 or

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