Forever Young, forever unsung: Dining for a Cause benefits suicide awareness

The incredible Team Forever Young of Westford
The incredible Team Forever Young of Westford
  • Team Forever Young captain and chairwoman Nancy Cook of Westford with Westford fire Capt. Mark Valcourt of Westford and firefighter/EMT Joe Powling of Dracut

  • From left, Gary and Mary Jo Lavelle of Hollis, N.H., Tracey Razzaboni of Pepperell and Eileen Hayes of Westford

  • Queen of the gift baskets, Tammy Fannon of Westford

  • Brenda Girard and Tara Valcourt, both of Westford

  • From left, Maura Price of Townsend, Janice Corcoran of Westford, Judy Donohoe of Westford and Dawn MacDonald of Lowell

  • The Winn family of Westford, from front, Darlene, John and Tyler

  • The incredible Team Forever Young of Westford

  • Bartender Brittany Pienta of Derry N.H.

  • Brandon Fitzgerald, front, with Gary and Joanne Belinsky, all of Westford

  • Samantha Luppold of Townsend

  • Melissa and Kristen Robbins of Westford

  • From left, Patti Mason of Westford, and Lori Welch and Gino Theobald, both of Townsend

  • Thoughts, prayers and love for all we have lost to suicide

  • Guests enjoy the evening at Evviva Trattoria in Westford.

  • Jake Robbins of Westford

  • Larry Dee of Tyngsboro

  • Diane Daly of Westford and Sean Cusack of Haverhill



“Keep your head high, keep your chin up and, most importantly, keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” — Marilyn Monroe

Everyone was “in Cinco” on May 5 for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, Dining for a Cause, hosted by Team Forever Young and Evviva Trattoria of Westford and held at the fantastic restaurant.

Plenty of margaritas and tacos were served, all to support TFY, whose captain and chairwoman, Nancy Cook of Westford, always gives it her all along with her great team and the folks at Evviva.

A ton of gorgeous gift baskets were on display, assembled by TFY’s Tammy Fannon and the team who have work endlessly on so many wonderful events for suicide awareness.

Team Forever Young is a Westford-based group affiliated with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

This single event raised $12,176. Stay tuned for more to come this June 26, when TFY will be walking 10 miles through Westford, starting at Nancy Cook’s house at 25 North Main St.

For more information or to help contact National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-237-TALK (8255).

Dacey Zouzas is a Lifestyle correspondent, founder and creative director of The Z-List, highlighting nonprofits, and host and producer of the “Dacey’s Divas” TV show, featuring “Women Making a Difference.” Follow @Mass_Women on Twitter.