Scholarship Fund Details
We support 4 scholarships that will go to Haverhill High students. These kids were so near and dear to Michelle's heart!
Foster Care / DCF $500 per year
Children in need of a helping hand lost an advocate. We are taking this small step of softening that blow. The recipient of this scholarship is given a little boost from Michelle, who is still making lives better.
2020 Recipient- Nathan Sleight UMass Boston
Running Scholarship $500 per year
No greater bonds are made than that of friends suffering out on the road. Michelle made some good friends out of her passion for running. The recipient of this scholarship will just be the latest!
2020 Recipient- Trinity Levesque Salem State
Cancer Impact Scholarship $500 per year
Sorry for swearing but "f- cancer" is a theme embraced by our organization. We realize that everyone is affected by this terrible disease, but this scholarship is a tribute the the enduring spirit of those who battle it.
2020 Recipient- Kaila Nelson UMass Amherst
Future Social Worker $500 per year
Michelle's impact on her community was significant and we look forward to help out the next generation of child advocates!
2020 Recipient- Derek Marczak NECC
In addition to our scholarship fund, we donate money to charities that were important to Michelle. Her battle with cancer did not define her, but did impact her significantly. There were countless people that supported her and this is our way of giving back. Note that our focus is on giving individuals a little boost when they need it the most.
Side note...Not only did Michelle care about the people she helped in the community, but she also had a love for our 4 legged friends and we do as well!
Who Are We
The founding members of MishStrong come from various backgrounds and skill sets. We are bound together by our sense of loss of our beloved Michelle. She was so deeply ingrained in our lives that we cannot simply absorb her passing. In order to move forward we are putting our collective energies into continuation of her legacy of helping others within the community she fought so hard to improve.
Our initial goal is to provide the network of people who knew and loved Michelle a means to give in her name to the community. Where we go from here depends greatly on the response we get to our inaugural road race and fund raising activities.
We strive to highlight the best our neighbors have to offer. We strive to spread the word regarding positive stories close to home. We want to inspire because we have been inspired.
Our long term goal is to grow. To make a difference. To pay forward hope. It is that simple. One person's legacy can be foundation of great things.
Let's build stronger futures together.
Friends and Sponsors of MishStrong.org
We could not be here without the support of these fine contributors
St. Ann's Home & School
Official Beach Bums
Dean Souers & Michael Theriault
The Izzi Family
Who We Support
Michelle Benedetti Memorial Scholarship Fund
Our contributions and impact in memory of Michelle
Road Race to support 4 scholarships
Patrol Car Mounted Cancer Ribbons with support from Haverhill PD