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CHARLESTOWN â€“ It's truly a testament to the fundamental definition of â€ścommunityâ€ť when so many people come together for a common cause. And there are few greater examples than what occurred at the Cove Restaurant in a little more than a month's time.
Upon learning that Cove owner Robin Justice, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a bone cancer, in November 2009, was sick, members of the community came together to help any way that they could. That is where the ongoing â€śHope for a Cureâ€ť fund-raiser was born, Justice's daughter, Marisa Mara, explained.
The campaign began Oct. 8 in honor of her mother and it kicked off with the restaurant staff making â€śhopeâ€ť bracelets and T-shirts to sell for $15. People could also donate as much as they want and create a paper ribbon of hope, which includes a personal message and/or their name.
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