CHRISTMAS CAN CURE KICKS OFF IN JACKSON FRIDAY

by Christian Mower on December 15, 2011

ORGANIZERS ARE HOPING FOR A LARGE TURNOUT FRIDAY IN JACKSON FOR THE KICKOFF OF THE FOURTH ANNUAL “CHRISTMAS CAN CURE” EVENT.

JACKSON RESIDENT AND RETIRED DENTIST DR. GERRY CARRIER – THE PATRIARCH OF THE FAMILY THAT STARTED THE ANNUAL EVENT IN 2008 THAT’S AFFILIATED WITH THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT – SAYS HE WANTED HIS CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TO RECOGNIZE WHAT DISABLED VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES GO THROUGH TO GET BACK ON TRACK – BY HOSTING THEM FOR A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS TIME EXPERIENCE IN THE MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY.

CARRIER HOPES A LARGE CROWD WILL PROVIDE A WARM WELCOME FRIDAY AT 10 A.M. AT THE JACKSON TOWN OFFICES FOR THE FAMILIES OF RETIRED NAVY LT. COMMANDER JOHN OLIVEIRA AND RETIRED ARMY SPECIALIST EDDIE PLATT – VETERANS WHO SERVED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.

THAT’S WHERE THE WEEKEND WILL OFFICIALLY START WITH A FLAG RAISING CEREMONY AND INDUCTION OF THE SERVICE MEMBERS AS HONORARY CITIZENS OF JACKSON.

CARRIER IS QUICK TO CREDIT INDIVIDUALS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT THE PROGRAM EVERY YEAR BY PROVIDING NON-STOP ACTIVITIES, SERVICES AND GREAT DINING EXPERIENCES.

HE ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO GREET THE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHILE THEY ARE OUT AND ABOUT IN THE VALLEY.

TO DONATE TO THE NON-PROFIT CHRISTMAS CAN CURE FOUNDATION, SEE THE WEBSITE AT www.christmascancure.org OR CALL CARRIER AT (508) 965-7128.