On August 17, 2013, members of the New England Garrison (NEG) appeared at the Amesbury, Massachusetts Relay for Life, a benefit program for the American Cancer Society. Darth Vader, accompanied by a Stormtrooper, TIE pilot, Shadow Scout and Pre Visla, enjoyed walking with participants around the relay track while Star Wars music played throughout the stadium. Tom Hanshaw, an officer for crime prevention and community relations at the Amesbury Police Dept, provided a fun and festive Star Wars photo booth. During the troop, the NEG took a moment at the Memorium tent to remember our Eternal Legionnaires as well as…
 
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On July 30th 2011, members of the 501st New England Garrison and Alderaan Base joined forces to support the Skating for Hope event at Buffone Arena in Worcester, MA. Troops came out on the invitation of Dave McGrath, a brain cancer survivor, who organized the event and was skating for 24 straight hours to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Worcester. Hope Lodge provides free rooms to cancer patients from all over the world who are getting treatment in local hospitals. The day was filled with many special guests, each sponsoring an hour of…
 
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