The 6th annual Friends of Aine Kid’s TRY-athlon had its largest turnout yet. On Sunday August 19, 325 kids participated in the race, 150 volunteers helped the event run smoothly, pancake breakfast was served to more than 500 and an estimated 1,000 people came to see what the buzz was all about! Our post-race event on Sportsman field had a record number of vendors and fun activities.

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Manchester, New Hampshire – Friends of Aine is proud to announce that Joseph Murray has accepted the position of Vice Chairman of the Board. Joe is the Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs for Fidelity Investments’ regional center in Merrimack, NH. He leads Fidelity’s external relations work in New Hampshire which includes government relations, community relations, and corporate philanthropy.

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Expands Children’s Bereavement Services into Manchester

More than 250 guests gathered to dine, dance and remember loved ones at the 3rd Annual Friends of Aine Gala, held at the Manchester Country Club on March 24. The evening featured a live auction, fund-a-need appeal and candlelit moment of remembrance to raise funds for grieving children and families.

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Friends of Áine is pleased to welcome its newest Board Member Barbara LaFrance, RN, FACHE of Brookline New Hampshire.

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Kids took part in a challenging but fun workout in Bedford on Sunday, with every lap and every mile in honor of a young girl who lost her life to a rare disease.

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WMUR9abc news station reports that over 300 kids participated in the 4th Annual Kid’s Try-athlon.

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Please read our full feature – Around Town – in the Joppa Hill Living Magazine!

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Please read our full feature –  Making A Difference – in the Joppa Hill Living Magazine!

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Registration is now open for the Third Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon to be held on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 in Bedford, according to a press statement.

The only event of it’s kind in the area, the try-athlon is designed specifically for children ages 4-15 years, in memory of Aine Phillips. Aine died on August 10, 2010.

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It was a typical summer day in 2013 for the Turner family of Derry. Greg and Sue spent the day outside enjoying the heat of early July, playing in the pool with their 8-year-old daughter Emma.

“It was a great day, just the three of us spending the entire day together having fun and just relaxing,” said Sue.

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MERRIMACK — Home Health and Hospice Care of Merrimack recently received a major grant from The Friends of Aine Foundation to benefit the agency’s child bereavement program.

Trustees of the foundation, along with Christine and David Phillips and their daughter, Bella, presented a $25,000 check to Home Health and Hospice Care to help with its bereavement support groups for children.

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David and Christine Phillips, of Bedford, received the Unsung Hero Award from Gov. Maggie Hassan in February.

In honor of February as Parent Recognition Month, Hassan and the New Hampshire Children’s Trust honored 28 parents from every county in New Hampshire at the seventh annual Unsung Hero Awards, held Feb. 10 at the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord.

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David and Christine Phillips’s ’s daughter, Aine, died August 10, 2010 at the age of 8, as a result of an undiagnosed lung disease. The loss of their beloved Aine had devastated them, but beyond what is has done to them as parents, it is the effect it continues to have on Aine’s sister, Bella, who was 5½ at the time,

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The Coalition for Bedford Youth cares about the community in which it lives. Teens involved in this organization are heavily involved in helping out their community at various local events.

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Friends of Aine Phillips went the distance Sunday morning to help support children coping with the loss of a loved one.

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