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Hopkinton Today: Friday, April 14

by | Apr 14, 2023 | Featured: Features, Hopkinton Today

Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a photo of the day.

A close friend’s bravery in her battle with a brain tumor inspired Hopkinton’s Kim Niemi to take on a challenge that she had kept in the back of her mind for many years — running the Boston Marathon.

Hopkinton resident Jeff Doyle is taking part in the 2023 Boston Marathon in memory of a childhood friend and in support of a cause that is helping numerous families with children who are seeking medical care in Boston.

The father of a young Hopkinton girl with a life-threatening genetic disease is running the Boston Marathon as a fundraiser for the charity the family started, Sophie’s Hope Foundation.

Devin Callinan, a Hopkinton resident since 2016, will run his first Boston Marathon to raise money for the KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation, a local organization dedicated to preventing anaphylaxis.

Navy veteran Robbie Cole will return to his hometown of Hopkinton and tackle his first Boston Marathon, a venture that will benefit Semper Fi & America’s Fund.

Four local veterans will be honored and recognized at the start of this year’s Boston Marathon in honor of Patriots’ Day: Brennan Grimley (Army), Muriel Kramer (Air Force), Peter Redding (Army) and Tyler Staback (Marines).

The Metrowest Symphony Orchestra will perform a family-friendly concert on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School auditorium.

Photo of the Day: Pakistani journalist Junaid Muhammad (fourth from left), who is running the Boston Marathon as a fundraiser for the South Asian Circle of Hopkinton, met community members during an event at the Hopkinton Public Library on Thursday.

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PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

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