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Next up: June 26th, 2021 - PIMENTA DAY w/ Raffles & Live Music at Endicott Grille, Danvers MA.
While MS affects millions of people worldwide, here are a few of the reasons why we continue to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure.
Dan Pimenta - My husband Dan was so many things to so many people it is astounding. Aside from being a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend he was an inspiration. The incredible impact he had in his 53 years with us is a beautiful thing and we try to celebrate what he stood for and who he was every day. If you ask our son, Jake, to describe the kind of person his dad was he would say that is almost impossible. “It's always so impossible to describe him. He was kind, boastful, loud, angry, hilarious, rude, loving and cheerful all at once. Someone described (I wish I could remember who!) my dad as the ‘happiest, angriest guy you could ever meet’ and that about sums it up. We will never get another Dan Pimenta. That sounds like some trite cliché but if you met him then you know just how true that was. I love you dad and today we celebrate your life because you would accept nothing less.” One thing we can all agree is Dan was passionate. He was that way about his family, friends, his job as a Peabody firefighter, and spreading awareness and raising funds for Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, and Cancer. Yes, my husband lived with MS but he did not let MS define who he was. Our daughter, Stephanie explains it best, “My dad was killed while doing something he loved, cycling. He used riding as a medicine to help subside his MS, he was truly remarkable. After losing him I took up cycling to carry on his legacy, and I'm thankful every day to be able to do something so significant.” The Cape Cod Getaway (“CCG”) team Dan created, Peabody Fire Honor Guard continues to ride in the CCG every year to continue what Dan began almost 17 years ago and to keep his legacy alive.
Carl A. Lombardi Jr.
Carl A. Lombardi Jr. - Carl was a devoted Father, Son and Sibling. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. The MS Community Foundation is dear to Carl’s heart. The foundation helps people living with MS by building ramps, acquiring assistive technology, financial support and emotional support. The foundation has helped his daughter who suffers from a progressive form of MS. They were able to build a ramp into her house, so her devoted husband did not have to carry her. Although, Carl was also diagnosed with cancer he would always say to his family, nurses and doctors “cancer is a piece of cake compared to having to live with MS”. His passion to fight this disease has helped develop new drugs and treatments. Carl’s last request was to have his brain and spinal cord tissues donated to MS research to find a cure. His beautiful mom was stricken with MS in her 60’s, Carl was diagnosed in his late 40’s and his daughter in her early 30’s. He was heartbroken when his daughter was diagnosed and hoped to find a cure before the next generation will be afflicted. This will be his legacy.
In honor of Terry Medeiros.
In loving memory of Mike Monroe.
In loving memory of Mike Monroe.
Stay tuned for information on our "A Song Is Born" Songwriter's Night at The Cabot Theater in Beverly, MA.