Thank you to all who made June 3 a success and congratulations to this year’s winners!

Beautiful weather won the day at this year’s Valley Friendship Tour! Hundreds were in attendance to show their support for their neighbors with disabilities, and as usual, it was a remarkable day for a great cause. Together, we raised close to $250,000! Until closing time on June 30, our many Tour teams were hard at work fundraising. We’re thrilled to announce that bragging rights for the year go to:

Team Champion

True North

Top Rookie Team

Aging Like Fine Wine

Great Strides Award

Gerry’s Gang

Top Program Teams

1st Place – Blackstone Valley Day Habs

2nd Place – Green Monsters

Top Fundraiser

Kevin Hunt, Sole Riders


You can still help us meet our goal! DONATE NOW!

The Valley Friendship Tour is Alternatives’ signature fundraiser, and takes place in the beautiful and historic Blackstone Valley. For years, funds raised by the Tour have gone a long way in improving the lives of the people we serve. They allow us  purchase the furnishings and special equipment that enable individuals with disabilities to live in the community as independently as possible; find and train dedicated volunteers; and implement critical health and wellness initiatives.

For more information about the event contact Karen Goldenberg at [email protected] or (508) 234-6232.

Have you put the “Friend” in Valley Friendship Tour?

Friendship Pieces, handmade by a local artisan, are a visible way to show your support for inclusive communities. Wear one of these pins yourself and give the other to a friend. It’s a great way to spread the word about the Valley Friendship Tour! Contact [email protected] to get yours before time runs out!


We would like to thank our many, wonderful sponsors who every year play a major role in the success of the Valley Friendship Tour and Alternatives’ ability to provide the people we serve with the support they need to build successful lives.

The Valley Friendship Tour is always looking for new corporate partners. The hundreds of people participating in the Tour will recognize your commitment – it’s a great way to be more visible in the community.  You’ll be joining a terrific and community-minded list of companies:

Champion Sponsors

401K Quote/Partners Benefit Group
DiPlacido Development Corp.
The Shop at Whitinsville

Platinum Sponsors

MSG Staffing

Gold Sponsors

  Fallon Health
Jan and Ken Cunningham
George J. Summers Trucking/Pyne Sand & Stone
TD Bank

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

111 Chop House
ACT Leasing
Allen’s Department Store
Boston Financial Management
Bowditch & Dewey
Contemporary Telephone Group
Creedon & Co.
Custom Alarm Service and Eastern Security Safe
Family Pharmacy
Fidelity Bank
Hendricks Auto Body
Homefield Credit Union
Koopman Lumber
L.C. Anderson
Merchants Fleet Management
Middlesex Savings Bank
Milford Federal Savings and Loan Association
New Horizon Communications
Nydam’s Landscaping Company
Osterman Propane
Polyfoam Corporation
Quality Graphics
The Sole Proprietor
Sullivan Group Insurance
Thrive Networks
Via Italian Table
Whitinsville Water Company
The Worcester Business Journal
Yankee Xpress


Carr Funeral Home
Delta Dental
Medway Oil & Propane
Reliance Standard
Reliant Medical Group
Southwick’s Zoo