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Massachusetts Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation Alters Fundraising Plans

EASTHAMPTON — The Massachusetts Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation typically holds it 5K Walk and Family Fun Day in September. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of that event, which is typically the biggest fundraising event of the year.

That has not stopped the foundation’s fundraising activities, though, as it is working on alternative ways to raise money The first event is an online fundraising party with local Pampered Chef consultant Mary Ann Hanlon. The fundraiser will run from June 1 to June 13 online. The public can join the event by visiting the link — www.facebook.com/events/835383166957729 — and a portion of each sale will go directly to Massachusetts Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation.

The second fundraiser will be a Calendar Raffle in September, which is the month dedicated to Pediatric Hydrocephalus Awareness. More information will be available in August. Again, all money raised goes directly to Massachusetts Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation.

The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, educates the community by raising the level of awareness about hydrocephalus and provides support to families, friends, and children affected by this brain condition. For more information on the fundraisers, contact Denise at (413) 246-9725.