As the world emerges from a grief-filled year, a Manchester organization that works with grieving families and children as they process the death of a loved one is expanding.

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Friends of Aine is sponsoring a free community event for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. The Gathering in Remembrance will be held Sunday, June 27 from 3pm to 5pm at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Friends of Aine is proud to welcome our first summer intern! Bailey is a student at Boston University interested in child development. Here is what Bailey shared about her background and experience at Friends of Aine:

“My name is Bailey Rymes and I am a junior at Boston University studying Psychology. I have always loved working with children and plan on pursuing a master’s degree in child development after I finish my undergraduate degree.

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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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