Elliot Whittier Gold Sponsor of Friends & Family 5K Walk

It was in March of 2010 that Linda Vecchia started “Friends & Family”, a local non-profit group that supports people with substance abuse issues and the friends and family that support them.  Vecchia hoped that the group would help bring together those that are affected as they struggle between addiction and recovery, and help the friends and families that are torn apart as well.

Pictured here surrounding Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo are Elliot Whittier representatives Linda Roy, Chris Millerick, Shannon Blazak, Paul Roy, Kristin Quinn, and Erica Citro.
Pictured here surrounding Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo are Elliot Whittier representatives Linda Roy, Chris Millerick, Shannon Blazak, Paul Roy, Kristin Quinn, and Erica Citro.

On September 24, 2011, Friends & Family had their second annual 5K Walk at Ingleside Park, in Winthrop, MA.  Elliot Whittier Insurance is proud to be a Gold Sponsor, along with Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, of this event.

“We recognize that substance abuse and addiction is a very important issue that affects so many people.  Linda’s group really brings it to light in a very local & supportive way.  We are very proud to be Gold Sponsors,”  said Steve Roy, CEO of Elliot Whittier.

“Many families have taken advantage of our program to seek assistance in dealing with issues associated with substance abuse,” said Vecchia. “This year, we want to reach out even more to really try and prevent substance abuse before it starts.”

For more information about Friends and Family, you can find them on Facebook or you can call Linda Vecchia at 617-847-7959.