Sam’s Walk for Dreams

Sam’s Walk for Dreams held its 8th annual event on September 28 - a Pasta Dinner Dance which was held at the Amvets Post 147 in Haverhill, MA. A total of $12,000 was raised that evening!

Sam’s Walk for Dreams was started by Amy Maglia of Atkinson, in honor of her fiancee, Sam Wright of Chester, who died eight years ago from being struck by an automobile while visiting Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His good nature with children inspired Amy to create this organization to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NH. She recruited three other members including Sam’s sister, Melissa Robillard of Chester, sister-in-law Susan Wright of Fremont, and family friend Kim D’Entremont of Raymond, to coordinate the annual event.

Over the past seven years, the money raised by Sam’s Walk For Dreams has gone to the Make-A-Wish of NH, but this year they want to also help with something a little closer to home. This past May, a 29 year-old young man from Plaistow named Billy Bartlett (also known as “Worm”) had a house fire and lost everything. As a young child, Billy had brain cancer. The radiation treatments Billy received at the time have led to complications in his healing process today. Eighteen years ago, Make-A-Wish of NH granted Billy his wish of a tree house in his backyard.

Sam’s Walk for Dreams presented a check for $6,000 to The William C. Bartlett fund at Uno’s in Plaistow.

A check for $6,000 was also presented to The Make-A-Wish of NH Foundation.

Including this year’s event, they have donated $132,000 to organizations.

Please become a fan of Sam’s Walk for Dreams on Facebook to learn more about their upcoming events.

Donations may also be sent to Sam’s Walk for Dreams, PO Box 37, Plaistow, NH 03865.

Sam’s Walk for Dreams would like to thank everyone who donated their time, money and services this year. We could never do this without all of you!

Amy Maglia


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