Message from Assumption College President In Support of Boston

We are all still in disbelief from the tragic events at the Marathon on Monday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. In true Assumption fashion, we have come together to support one another and those in our community who were personally affected by this senseless tragedy. The Mass and prayer service on Tuesday helped demonstrate our concern, and enabled us to join together as a faith community to pray for all those affected and to pray for peace.

As we continue to grapple with this situation, the Assumption community is again invited to come together to demonstrate your solidarity and support for Boston and the injured. On Friday, April 19, we will have a banner that can be signed, and purple ribbons will be distributed. You will also be able to make a donation to OneFundBoston to help aid the victims of the explosion.

Join us on Friday, April 19:

  • Taylor Dining Hall between noon and 2 p.m. or between 5 and 7 p.m.
  • Hagan Campus Center between 2 and 5 p.m.

On Saturday, April 20, PAWS and Campus Recreation are hosting a Color in Motion 5k/10k Run/Walk, starting at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to come down to the starting line by the Plourde (Laska lobby if rain) to sign the banner, take a ribbon, and donate. We will offer a prayer at the start of each race (10:30 and 11:30 a.m.).

A letter-writing campaign to first-responders and victims will begin next week. Those details will follow.


Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews