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3rd Annual Burkie’s Walk and Pig Roast!

Lace up your sneakers and walk around Castle Island to raise money for the Michael Burke Foundation – an organization which helps families in and around the Boston area battling cancer.

Post walk enjoy a pig roast, burgers, hot dogs and more while you watch the Pats take on the Dolphins at 1pm. The walk starts at 10:30am at the Boston Harbor Yacht Club (1805 Columbia Road) and post walk celebration is back at the BHYC. Tickets are $30. You can purchase them here! Cant’ make the event? You can still make a donation here!  This event takes place on Sunday, September 30th.

In December 2013, Michael Burke (aka “Big Mike” and/or “Burkie”) was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 58. During the following 15+ months, Big Mike fought every day with a smile on his face, however he unfortunately lost his battle just days after his 60th birthday. 

Burkie was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and especially a friend to all who he encountered and will always be a powerful example to us all on how to treat people. Our hopes are to continue Big Mike’s legacy and to keep his memory alive.

For those who didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Mike, you can read a little about him and his family in the Boston Irish Reporter from a few years ago.

 

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