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5 Things: Snow Likely, Marathon Runners Needed, AdCom Discusses Human Services Budgets & More

Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Jan. 16.

Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section!

1. Expect 1-3 Inches of Snow in Foxborough Wednesday

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for rain and snow, becoming all rain after 2 p.m. High near 35. Light northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Wednesday night: A chance of showers before 7 p.m. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 28. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

2. Runners Needed for American Liver Foundation’s Research Boston Marathon Team

The American Liver Foundation still has spots available on their 2013 Run for Research Boston Marathon team. It’s challenging to qualify for the Boston Marathon, and charity spots go quickly. But for anyone looking to participate in this inspiring Boston tradition, consider joining the Run for Research team.

This year will mark the 25th year participating as a charity partner of the Boston Marathon. The Run for Research Team is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the American Liver Foundation.

It is the perfect way for a first time marathoner to train. Team members receive a comprehensive training program presented by professionals for runners of all levels, team meetings, fun social events, weekly group runs, two training runs on the marathon course, team clothing, luxury buses to the start line, and complimentary massages and snacks post-race. The American Liver Foundation also provides fundraising tips, resources and supplies.

Even better than that though, is the exception Patient Match Program. The Patient Match Program connects a liver disease patient, survivor, or family with one of the American Liver Foundation’s Run for Research runners, participating in the 2013 Boston Marathon. Through frequent communication between patient and runner, patients and family members are able to inspire the participants and spread awareness about the specific type of liver disease that impacts their lives. Each year, the runners gain tremendous inspiration for the 26.2 miles that they’re running for the cause, and build life-long friendships in the process.

It’s so important to bring awareness to this disease. Unfortunately, 70 percent of those living with liver disease are completely UNAWARE of their illness. The American Liver Foundation reports that liver disease is estimated to affect 30 million people or 1 in 10 U.S residents. Out of 11 regions in the country that offer liver transplants, New England is among the three worst in supply in demand (in the company of New York and California). Each year in New England, there are roughly 1,100 individuals on the list for a liver transplant, but there are only 250-270 transplants each year, which means that less than one third of individuals waiting for a liver transplant locally receive one.

Join online at liverteam.org, or contact Lauren Gainor at lgainor@liverfoundation.org (617) 527 – 5600. For more information on the American Liver Foundation, visit http://www.liverfoundation.org/. For more information about the Run for Research, visit liverteam.org.

3. Advisory Committee to Discuss Human Services Budgets Wednesday

Foxborough’s Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Andrew Gala Meeting Room to discuss the following proposed FY14 budgets:

  • Board of Health / Health Agencies
  • Council on Aging & Human Services
  • Historical Commission
  • Library
  • Veterans
  • Recreation

AdCom will also hold a general discussion about the proposed March 4 Special Town Meeting.

4. Patriot Place Events:

  • Lucky Lunch at CBS Scene - You could win playoff tickets: Join CBS Scene for lunch Monday thru Friday this week and enter to win a pair of tickets to Sunday’s AFC Championship game, $100 CBS Scene gift card and EXCLUSIVE game day reservations.

5. Kindergarten Sign Ups is this Week

Foxborough Public Schools is holding registration for incoming kindergarten students for the 2013-14 school year Wednesday from 2-7 p.m. at the Igo Elementary School cafeteria. Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31. Notarized birth certificate and proof of residency required for registration. Health forms are available upon arrival.

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