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 Putting for a Purpose
Monson Savings Bank President and CEO Dan Moriarty (right) recently met with Stacey Perl- mutter (left), director of Development for Shri- ners Hospitals for Children – Springfield, and Fezzy Bear, the Shriners’ ambassador, to pres- ent the bank’s $1,500 donation to the Shriners’ Putting for a Purpose Mini Golf Tournament. The hospital provides treatment to children regardless of families’ financial capabilities and relies on donations from events, like its fund- raising mini-golf event, to provide expert care. This year’s event is set to take place Sept. 9-11 at Stony Falls Miniature Golf at McCray’s Farm in South Hadley.
  Sock It to Stigma
Lenny Underwood, owner of Upscale Socks, teamed up with the Mental Health Assoc. (MHA) throughout May, Mental Health Awareness Month, with a new line of socks to support mental-health awareness. “I see how stigma relates to getting help — or not getting help — with mental wellness,” Underwood said. “It has been an issue I have seen and heard in my adulthood. But I’m optimistic when I see people in the public eye tell their story, being honest and vulnerable, because folks look up to others who are open and relatable. It helps to create more of a dialogue.” The socks will be available throughout the year at and at
    Creature Comforts
The Most Rev. William Byrne, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spring- field, recently made an appearance at Mercy Medical Center accompanied
by Zélie, his 3-year-old black Labrador retriever, to greet staff members at
the hospital. Mercy colleagues welcomed the opportunity to take time out of their day to spend a few minutes with the comfort dog — and she enjoyed the attention, too. Pictured: Byrne (right) introduces Zélie to Tuan Dao, RN, and Kathleen Werner, LCSW.
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