Penney Richards
November, 2009

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NEWS UPDATES We are currently accepting applications for 2020 Penney Richards Memorial Fund Scholarships. You'll find the link to the application on this page. Click that link, print it out and complete it and submit it with the other documents requested. The deadline to submit applications is April 3, 2020. Applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Committee's decision no later than June 30, 2020. We look forward to receiving your application package!

The 10th Annual Fabulous Night for Penney was held on Saturday evening, October 5, 2019 at the Woburn Elks, Washington Street, Woburn. We are pleased to report that, due to the kindness of friends, we made over $12,000.00!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!

Please consider a donation to the Penney Richards Memorial Fund. The Penney Richards Memorial Fund is registered 501(c)3 charitable organization and your donation is fully tax deductible.

Welcome to the Penney Richards Memorial Fund website.

Penney Richards died tragically in a motorcycle accident on November 19th, 2009 at the age of twenty-five. Penney, or "PJ" as she was known to her many friends and family members, left a legacy of caring, compassion and love. She is missed not only by those friends and family members but also by her co-workers and patients where she worked for only a short time. She is remembered particularly for her constant smile, her enthusiasm and love of life. She touched the hearts of many people she knew and who knew of her.

Through the memorial fund, we carry on her legacy through scholarship awards to deserving students pursuing their education in the healing arts, particularly the oncology field. Just prior to her death, Penney had planned to continue her education in the field of radiation therapy. We could think of no better way to honor her calling than by helping deserving students achieve their educational goals and continue to positively impact others just as Penney would have done.

There is more information about this scholarship here. You will also find photos of Penney and other information about her short life.

Should you wish to contribute to this fund, please click on the donate button to the left or send your donations to the address below. Click this link to learn more. We appreciate any amount you can afford!

Thank you for taking a minute to visit us. We believe in miracles just as Penney did.

have passed since we lost you....

~ The Penney Richards Memorial Fund, Inc ~ P.O. Box 262 ~ North Reading, MA 01864 ~
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The Penney Richards Memorial Fund is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization