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On April 17, the 26.2 miles between Hopkinton and Boston will be overflowing with men and women participating in the 121st running of the Boston Marathon. And once again this year, thanks to the generosity of the John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program, Bay Cove will have a dedicated team running to raise money for our programs and to raise awareness of our vitally important services.

Our runners this year--Leanne Bragdon, Allison Cleary, Charles Hollins, Erik Mancyak, Heather Santymire, Caitlin Shanley, Caryn Metzger Smith and Lauren Spinelli--have chosen to undertake months of grueling training and the significant task of fundraising 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.

To support any of our fantastic runners as they run for Bay Cove, 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 support helps us offer life-changing, individualized services to more than 25,000 men, women and children each year.

Thank you for your generosity, and be sure to come out and cheer on Team Bay Cove on April 17!
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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 June 14 at 6 p.m., Bay Cove will host 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.

The event features a delicious dinner, cocktails, live entertainment and the chance to participate in live and silent auctions featuring unique and fantastic items, with proceeds directly benefiting Bay Cove's programs and services.

We’re delighted to announce that legendary Boston newscaster Susan Wornick will be returning to serve as our guest auctioneer, and that this year we will be proudly presenting the Changing Lives Award to the matriarch of one of Boston’s most famous families: Alma Wahlberg.

Alma, along with the rest of the Wahlberg family, will be recognized by Bay Cove for their longstanding support of community-based, nonprofit organizations in Boston, and their leadership in the effort to help destigmatize addiction.

For more information about the Gala—including ticket purchases, sponsorship opportunities, how to donate auction items, or how to join the planning committee—contact David Hirschberg, Vice President of Development, at 617-371-3167 or Also, be sure to check in at over the next few months for frequent updates about the event. 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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The 21st Annual George C. Cutler Memorial Golf Tournament is in the books, and it was another tremendously successful day for Bay Cove Human Services! On Oct. 11, more than 100 golfers gathered at Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton for this annual tournament played in honor of George C. Cutler (1917-1994), a passionate advocate for mental health services.

The Cutler Golf Tournament benefits Bay Cove’s Center House programs – programs that help adults overcome the challenges presented by their mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. Participants in the tournament played 18 holes on the beautiful Myopia course, and ended the day with a cocktail reception, delicious dinner and award ceremony. In total, this year’s event raised just over $100,000, which will go directly to supporting Center House’s vital day treatment, clubhouse, vocational and educational services.

The Cutler Golf Tournament is part of the Liberty Mutual Invitational ( This year’s winning foursome will have the opportunity to play in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at TPC Sawgrass in March 2017.

Bay Cove offers its deepest gratitude to all of our tournament sponsors for their generous support of this wonderful event, to the Myopia Hunt Golf Club for being such gracious hosts, and to all the golfers who participated and made the day so fun. We also salute Steve Weinstein for his 21 years of service as chair of the George C. Cutler Memorial Golf Tournament Planning Committee. Under Steve’s leadership, the tournament has raised more than $1.7 million to support the work of Center House’s programs, helping the people we serve to pursue full, rich lives.

If you missed the tournament, but would like to make a donation to Center House and its programs, please contact us at or call 617-619-5930. We hope to see you next year out on the links!