May 2013

In this month’s marlo monthly for May 2013, Harlem Shake, Crabbiest Dog Contest, Pain D’Avignon, and The United Way Emerging Leaders Gala.


May’s marlo monthly brings many things: the launch of Boston-to-Cape Cod train service, a new restaurant in Harlem and an excuse to play glam dress up for a good cause. It also brings more time that has passed since the tragic events of April 15. While it’s true that time heals, way too many haven’t yet had the chance to start. If, like us, you’ve wondered what you could do to help the victims while showing the first responders how appreciative you are for all that they did….read on.

It’s called Boston Bites Back. An event of epic proportions happening tomorrow night at Fenway Park. The brainchild of Ken Oringer & Ming Tsai, a committee made up of folks from the Mayor’s office, the Red Sox, and your friends here at mm/c, among many others formed about…oh…two weeks ago! to create an event unlike any Boston has ever seen. A hundred Boston-based chefs cooking behind Fenway concessions. Free-flowing beer & wine. Unreal online auction items (dreamt of throwing out the 1st pitch at Fenway? Hanging with Belichick on the field at Gilette? Dinner at Lydia Shire’s house?). And 5,000 people, all coming together to celebrate all that is good with the world by raising $1 million for those who didn’t have luck on their side one month prior.

Tickets aren’t cheap…they weren’t meant to be, not if we want to raise the kind of money these folks will need for their new reality. Or, if you’d like to support but can’t make it, take the lead of major corporations throughout Boston who have bought tens of thousands of dollars worth of tickets and then asked us to distribute them to first responders, police officers and hospital personnel, as a way to thank them for all they have given. A just-added option for those who want to support but can’t swing the ticket price is a late 8 PM entry for $100; half the time at half the price.

So come on, and buy your tickets. One month from the day, I know there’s no place I personally would rather be than surrounded by my fellow Bostonians celebrating life and raising money for such a noble cause.

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