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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 14, 2006

CONTACT: Steve Tompkins
Emily Shortt
(617) 961-6682


SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES CLIMB TO CURE CANCER


Boston – Six employees from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department participated in the first annual Race Up Boston Place fund raising event Saturday, March 11, to benefit the American Lung Association of Massachusetts. Sponsored by the Jail Officers and Employees Association of Suffolk County (JOEASC), which donated five hundred dollars, each member of the team climbed eighty-two flights of stairs at the Mellon Financial Center at One Boston Place.

The team was captained by Director of Legislative Affairs Matt O’Malley and included House of Correction Superintendent Gerard Horgan, Officer Mike O’Day, Corporal David Stock, Officer Joe Kitterick and Lieutenant Mike Lally. Also racing on the team were Neil McGonagle and Frances Woodward, both friends of Lieutenant Lally’s.

The team had an impressive showing, placing fifth, with a total combined time of forty-two minutes and twenty-one seconds. Superintendent Horgan ran the seven hundred fifty-stair course in six minutes and eleven seconds, placing him twelfth overall and first in his age group.

“It was great to see members of Sheriff Cabral’s team come together for a good cause like this,” O’Malley said after the race. “It just shows that the Sheriff’s Department is always working to make Suffolk County a better place.”

According to Elise Kerrigan, Director of Development for the American Lung Association of Massachusetts, the event raised more than twenty-five thousand dollars. The money will be used for lung cancer research and to provide programs and services to lung disease patients.

“We are very proud to have the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department running in the first annual Race Up Boston Place,” Kerrigan said. “It’s really great to see a group like this participating.”


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