Pictured left to right: School Committee members Barbara Isola, Dave McCarthy, Kathryn Hubley, Tara McDonagh (Blue Cross Blue Shield), David Murphy (Quincy Parks Conservancy), Mayor Thomas Koch, Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro, School Committee members Paul Bregoli, Noel DiBona, Anne Mahoney. Photo courtesy of Lisa Aimola.
Prior to the October 22, 2014 School Committee meeting, Quincy Parks Conservancy Board President David Murphy and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Director of Public Affairs, Corporate Communications Tara McDonagh presented Mayor Thomas Koch, the members of the Quincy School Committee, and Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro with a donation of $10,000 for the Quincy Public Schools Health & Wellness programs. This donation is a portion of the proceeds from last month’s City of Presidents 5K Run/Walk, which was a collaboration of staff from the Mayor’s Office, Parks, Recreation, Public Works, Fire, and Police departments, QATV, and the Quincy Public Schools. Volunteers from the Quincy community, schools, local businesses and lead sponsorship from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and sponsors CVS/Pharmacy, Eastern Bank, Granite Medical Group, Quincy College, Quincy Medical Center, Stop & Shop, TD Bank, and the Quincy Parks Conservancy all were integral to the success of the inaugural City of Presidents 5K Run/Walk.