Summer Vacation Rentals

Did you know that Spring is only a month away!  Don’t let the cold weather keep you from dreaming of warmer days!  Summer rentals are starting to book up.  Don’t miss out on your chance to stay in the Cape Cod vacation home of your choice!  We will be sharing a few of the homes that have availability.  Please call the office at 508-385-9114 or email the office at rentals@foranrealty.com for more information about any of our properties!

This Dennis home is located on Historic Route 6A .  This 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home is right across the street from Scargo Lake and is within walking distance to Dr. Lords Beach. The home sleeps 8 and has a private back yard.  You are only a short drive to Dennis Village, restaurants, golf and so much more! Reference home 116 when requesting additional information.

 

Conveniently nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in Yarmouth Port, this home offers all of the ingredients you need to experience the perfect vacation on Cape Cod! This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Cape offers a large open family room / Kitchen which is perfect for entertaining. The first floor boasts a large Master Suite with direct access to the outdoor shower.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms as well as a bonus den. The wrap around deckoverlooks a private setting which includes a fire pit and horse shoe area. This retreat is within walking distance to Bray Farm and only minutes to some of Cape Cod’s best beaches including Mayflower and the Bass Hole Boardwalk!

Several Golf Courses and shopping areas are also within minutes of the beautiful home! Make your Cape Cod memories at this great retreat this season! Reference home 119 for more information.

This home is located in historic village on Quivet Neck. Enjoy the modern amenities in this charming  4 bedroom 2 bath antique home that was newly renovated in 2011.  The home is located just a short distance to Sea Street and Cold Storage beaches.   A true Cape Cod experience awaits you at this home.  Reference home 201 for more information.

 

This Dennis home is a real Cape Cod knotty pine cottage – Just the place you picture in your mind for a wonderful vacation by the seashore. This home has been lovingly maintained and comfortably furnished. Just a quick walk to both Harborview Beach and Sesuit Harbor.  This house is located just a short drive to numerous shops, restaurants and activities.  Reference home 202 for more information.

Whether one of these homes fit your needs or if you are looking for something else, contact the office of Foran Realty today for all of your vacation rental questions.  We look forward to helping you plan your Cape Cod vacation!

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As The Leaves Fall

Fall on Cape CodAs the leaves fall, many of our friends and family members leave Cape Cod for warmer climates.  Some leave for months at a time and others for a week or two.  No matter how long you are away, you want to be sure that your Cape Cod home will be taken care of while you are away.

What should you keep in mind when choosing someone to watch over your largest asset?  Is the person you are considering licensed?  Do you know that the Massachusetts State Police offer a licensing program for care takers?  Is the person or company you are choosing insured and bonded?  You want to be sure that while they are covering your bases, they are covering their own as well!

Does your caretaker offer pre and post storm inspections?   A winter Nor’ Easter on Cape Cod can wreak havoc on Winteryour home.  You want to be sure that the property is checked before the storm to assure readiness for the unpredictable Cape Cod Weather.  Inspections can be strictly exterior or can include the interior that is up to you.  An Emergency Response Service is something that you hope you never have to use but you want to be sure that if there is an emergency that your caretaker will get over there as soon as possible.

If you are interested in learning more about the caretaking services and property management services available from Foran Realty, be sure to call the office today. They have a list of services available for you to choose from and Patrick Foran is an accredited member of the National Home Watch Association for the second year in a row!  The most important thing is that when you leave the Cape for the winter you know your home is taken care of until you return.

Foran Realty

Truro Treasures

Truro Treasures Weekend is right around the corner.  This made me think of what it is we celebrate when we celebrate this Town I am so proud to call home.  We have talked previously about Truro being the first place the Pilgrims found water and how they found maize otherwise known as corn by Corn Hill Beach.  Although the history Sunset Great Hollowis important, what makes Truro what it is today?  The answer became very obvious when I started reading about past Truro Treasure celebrations….It is the people that call this Town their own.  Don’t get me wrong…the beaches are stunning and an October sunset over Cape Cod Bay is some of Mother Nature’s most amazing works of art…all reasons attributing to our living here, but the people are just as special!  

Truro Treasures began in 1992, just 2 years before I moved here full time.  It was started by several community members including Betty Groom and Boo Houston.  They started Truro Treasures with the original intention to raise money to save the historic Highland Light in North Truro.  The lighthouse was dangerously close to the edge of the cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and needed to be moved.  They envisioned a fun fall weekend for both adults and children.  Their vision was to promote community pride and spread the word about this amazing location near the end of Cape Cod.  If you knew Boo Houston and were able to speak to her, you would immediately see the sense of pride she had surrounding her town and the people in it.  

highland lightSince 1992, Truro Treasures has developed into a 3 day festival full of fun events, including an antique car show, kids events, a road race, cocktail party, grape stomp and so much more.  Each of these events is manned by local townspeople volunteering their time to ensure that this weekend goes off without a hitch.  I will never forget the antique car show of Truro Treasures 2013.  Let’s just say the weather was not cooperating!  People from all over Cape Cod still brought their antique army trucks, Model A Fords and so many more.  The local volunteers were on hand even in the rain to make sure that the awards were handed out and that the participants had lunch.  It was a fantastic show of cooperation and team work without even so much as one complaint from anyone.  The craft show at the Truro Central School was moved indoors that year but the volunteers from the school were still out there cooking burgers and hotdogs to raise money for the kids and their class trips that year.  Not only were the volunteers there but so were the customers…allowing the school to raise a substantial amount to be put towards the Boston and DC trips that year.  

Year in and year out, I have watched this community pull together to ensure that Truro Treasures Weekend is a fun event for both locals and visitors alike.  Boo Houston passed away in 2010 and Betty Groom passed in 2011, but I hope that they can look down and be very proud of how the Towns people have pulled together to ensure that Truro Treasures weekend will continue and will flourish for many years to come!  We hope that you will enjoy the 25th Annual Truro Treasures Weekend with us and with some pretty amazing Truro residents this year!  Be sure to call the office of Foran Realty today to get your luxury Truro rental and spend Truro Treasures weekend in the heart of the action!! 

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Labor Day Weekend

Summer on Cape Cod is truly a blessing, but Labor Day Weekend is always a symbol of the coming Fall!  But why do we celebrate Labor Day?  Here is some great information provided by the United States Department of Labor!

History of Labor Day

Labor Day: What it Means

“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Labor Day Legislation

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Peter McGuireSome records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

The First Labor Day


The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Labor DayUnion urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

A Nationwide Holiday

The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.”

So this Labor Day head to Cape Cod and celebrate the American Worker by spending some time at one of the most beautiful places in the US!  Call the office today for availability and rates!  We hope to see you over the weekend!

Foran Realty

https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history

Help Take A Chomp Out of Cancer!

Facebook Cover PhotoHelp take a chomp out of cancer!

The Sponsorship information for the October 28th Gala Fundraiser has been released.  Please contact Pat Foran for additional information!

Sponsorship Packages

The following pages are sponsorship packages in order to support the fight against Multiple Myeloma. Please review the options and join us in the fight. There are five categories to choose from:
● Mako Shark Sponsor – limited to two available spots
● Hammerhead Shark Sponsor – limited to four available spots
● Tiger Shark Sponsor
● Whale Shark Sponsor
● Basking Shark Sponsor
Please select your package on the Sponsorship Contract Page and return via email or postal mail with your payment. Please note that you will not receive your sponsorship benefits until both the contract and payment in full has been received.
Mako Shark Sponsor
$25,000 minimum donation
The Mako Sponsor is the highest form of sponsorship for this event. There will only be 2 (two) available spots
for this level of sponsorship. In return for their support, the Mako Sponsor will receive the following:
● Logo and name recognition on all e-blasts
● Logo recognition on all mailings
● Name recognition on Eventbrite ticketing system
● Logo recognition via social media platforms
● “Shout Out” via social media platforms
● Inside cover program book recognition and one full page placement in program ad book
● Ten (10) tickets to the VIP event and dinner reception
● Logo recognition on reserved table for VIP reception
● Logo recognition on reserved table for dinner reception
● Name recognition during opening address at VIP reception
● Name recognition during opening address at the event
● Logo recognition on video presentation
● Five (5) reserved hotel rooms on property – double occupancy

Hammerhead Shark Sponsor
$20,000 minimum donation
The Hammerhead Sponsor is the second highest form of sponsorship for this event. There will only
be 4 (four) available spots for this level of sponsorship. In return for their support, the Hammerhead
Sponsor will receive the following:
● Logo and name recognition on all e-blasts
● Full page premium placement in program ad book
● Logo recognition via social media platforms
● “Shout Out” via social media platforms
● Eight (8) tickets to the VIP event and dinner reception
● Logo recognition on reserved table for dinner reception
● Name recognition during opening address at VIP reception
● Name recognition during opening address at the event
● Logo recognition on video presentation
● Four (4) reserved hotel rooms on property – double occupancy
Tiger Shark Sponsor
$15,000 minimum donation
The Tiger Sponsor is the third highest form of sponsorship for this event. In return for their support,
the Tiger Sponsor will receive the following:
● Name recognition on all e-blasts
● Full page placement in program ad book
● Logo recognition via social media platforms
● “Shout Out” via social media platforms
● Four (4) tickets to the VIP and dinner receptions
● Name recognition during opening address at the event
● Logo recognition on video presentation
● Two (2) reserved hotel rooms on property – double occupancy

Whale shark sponsor
$10,000 minimum donation
The Whale Sponsor is the next highest form of sponsorship for this event. In return for their support,
the Whale Sponsor will receive the following:
● Full page placement in program ad book
● “Shout Out” via social media platforms
● Two (2) tickets to the VIP and dinner receptions
● Name recognition during opening address at the event
● Logo recognition on video presentation
● One (1) reserved hotel rooms on property – double occupancy
Basking shark sponsor
$5,000 minimum donation
In return for their support, the Basking Sponsor will receive the following:
● Half page placement in program ad book
● “Shout Out” via social media platforms
● Two (2) tickets to the VIP and dinner receptions
● Name recognition during opening address at the event
● Logo recognition on video presentation

Sponsorship contract
Contact Information
Company Name: _______________________________________________________
Contact Name: _______________________________________________________
Billing Address: _______________________________________________________
Email: _________________________________Contact phone: _________________
Web Address: ________________________________________________________
Facebook Name: __________________________ @__________________________
Linked In: ____________________________________________________________
In Honor of Name (Optional): ____________________________________________
Sponsorship Level

_____Mako Shark Sponsor – Please provide the following information:
Please provide one (1) full page ad for program book
Please provide ten (10) full names and emails for tickets by September 15, 2016
Please provide five (5) names for the hotel reservations

_____Hammerhead Shark Sponsor – Please provide the following information:
Please provide one (1) full page ad for program book
Please provide eight (8) full names and emails for tickets by September 15, 2016
Please provide (4) names for the hotel reservations

_____Tiger Shark Sponsor – Please provide the following information:
Please provide one (1) full page ad for program book
Please provide four (4) full names and emails for tickets by September 15, 2016
Please provide two (2) names for the hotel reservations

_____Whale Shark Sponsor – Please provide the following information:
Please provide one (1) full page ad for program book
Please provide two (2) full names and emails for tickets by September 15, 2016
Please provide (1) name for hotel reservation
_____Basking Shark Sponsor – Please provide the following information:
Please provide a one-half (1/2 Page) ad for program book
Please provide (2) Full Names and Emails for Tickets by September 15, 2016

Jay’s Story and How He Is Trying to Help

Please see the attached update as to what’s been transpiring since I was first diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma almost a year ago. As you will see, much has happened, and I am very hopeful for the future.

I did have initial reservations about sending out a note like this, as it would appear that I am looking for personal attention and/or sympathy. Being in business all these years, out of necessity for success one does develop a healthy sense of narcissism, but trust me in this case my note to you is not really intended to be “about me”. I really don’t want to draw attention to myself and my personal situation, but if it helps further the overall goal of raising the awareness of Multiple Myeloma and ultimately finding a cure for this terrible disease, I am “all in”. I hope you all understand this is my driving motivation for writing to you.

First and foremost, the attached is an attempt by me to explain what a patient with Multiple Myeloma (MM) experiences, although each patient is different and the course of treatment varies widely. Related to this reasoning, the first intent of the attached note is to help raise the level of awareness about this type cancer and what a patient in treatment experiences. It must be noted that many others with MM have it far worse than me, so I truly consider myself a lucky guy with a bad luck illness. I could be a lot worse off today, and my hope is that before that time comes this disease is history.

The second reason for this note is to update you with respect to our upcoming fundraiser on October 28, 2016 for Multiple Myeloma research. My hope is that my note will motivate some to either attend or donate to this event or ideally do both!

Therefore, I would like to ask that you take a moment to read the about info for this Facebook page, although I recognize it is a bit lengthy. My hope is that it tells you a little bit about the journey I’m on and shares with you the hope and vision I have for the eradication of this disease along with the commitment I have made to help find a cure for Multiple Myeloma. I hope you will join me in this fight!

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. They mean more than words can ever say….

________________________________________________________________________________

“YOU HAVE CANCER”
The above are but three simple words. However, when they are placed into the sequence as noted, they become three very horrific words. I know, because last August the doctors at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston spoke those words to me.
Unfortunately, those words were then followed by the term “Multiple Myeloma”, something that I had never heard of before. I quickly learned that Multiple Myeloma is very rare type of cancer that actually begins in one’s bone marrow. Only about 30,000 people in the United States contract this type of cancer annually so, in the big picture of the incidence of cancers being identified every year, this is relatively small. There is no known cause for this disease and unfortunately, at this time, there is no known cure as well.
To better understand this disease in very simple terms it is a blood related cancer that starts in the body’s plasma cells. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cells in the bone marrow. With this condition, a group of the plasma cells becomes cancerous and multiplies releasing too much protein into the bones and blood.
Years ago, I remember playing the game Pac-Man. This cancer is almost like Pac-Man, but in reverse. In the game of Pac-Man, we controlled the “good guy” and directed him to gobble up “the bad guys”. With this disease, the exact opposite is true. Multiple Myeloma controls the “bad guys” and they are gobbling up the healthy “good guys” (cells). As the plasma cells become contaminated, they begin to spread from the bone marrow throughout the body causing serious complications, including bone lesions/fractures, renal failure, anemia and high calcium counts. All of these end up creating further complications for the Multiple Myeloma patient until ultimately the body can no longer survive.
After receiving the news from the oncologist at Dana Farber, I took some time to collect my thoughts
and to determine exactly what had been indicated and to give consideration to the options I had to
attack this invasive disease. After much thought, and in consultation with family and friends, we (my
family is involved in all of these decisions so it is a team effort) decided that I would enter into a Phase II
Clinical Trial being conducted by Dr. Irene Ghobrial at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. While
the intent of any Trial is to ultimately find a cure, at this stage the Trial’s primary intent is to ideally slow
and perhaps even stop, the disease progression. At the time of my diagnosis, 40% of my plasma cells
were cancerous. However, other symptoms and more complicated advanced stages of the disease were
not present at the time of diagnosis, and thankfully they are being held at bay as a result of this Trial.
Beginning in October of last year, I entered into the Clinical Trial which consists of 28 day “Cycles” for a
period of up to two years.

Not all participants will continue for the entire two year period due to medical and/or personal reasons. On days 1-21 of the Initial Cycle, I took an oral dose of Chemotherapy at home (Lenalidomide/Revlimid). For the first three months of treatment, I went to Boston each Friday and spent the better part of the day having lab work, meeting with Dr. Ghobrial and her Team, and then having an infusion of a new generation of Multiple Myeloma cancer fighting immunotherapy drugs called Elotuzumab, along with other medications, including a steroid called Dexamethasone. Additional drugs were also provided during the infusion process, including a bisphosphonate to help keep my
bones from deteriorating from this disease. Following the Third Cycle of the Trial, the trips into Boston
became bi-weekly, but the oral chemotherapy at home remained on the 21 consecutive day cycle.
In late May of this year, I completed my Eighth Cycle and at that time Dr. Ghobrial and her Team
recommended that I take a “break” from the regimen of the Clinical Trial and the administration of all of
the various medications that I had been receiving.

During the first eight months, there certainly were a number of challenges including, but not limited to, low blood counts, infections, rashes related to the medicine that I was receiving, as well as a hospital stay resulting from a heart issue which was a by-product of the chemotherapy creating a G.I. problem which ultimately impacted the electrolytes in my heart. However, compared to others, I’ve had it pretty good! Please note that this summary I am
sending you is not a message of “doom and gloom”, but one of hope and promise for the future. This is
my sincere belief.

Following the first Eight Cycles of treatment, Dr. Ghobrial and her Team also recommended that it would
be appropriate for me to move forward with a Stem Cell (bone marrow) Transplant. This is considered a
standard course of treatment in the battle against Multiple Myeloma, as it helps extend the time one
has to continue to fight this terrible disease.
So, after a few weeks of being “weaned” off of the various medications provided to me over the course of the previous Eight Cycles, I was prepped for the first step of the transplant process, a Stem Cell Harvest which actually began on June 20th. The Stem Cell Harvest itself is not very painful, but it is something that I wouldn’t recommend anyone go through just for fun! It included injections of drugs to help spur the growth of my decreased white cell count (resulting in a trip to the Emergency Room thinking I was having a heart attack due to the stem cells moving around in my sternum!). I also received an additional series of shots which were intended to help bring my stem cells outside of their “comfort zone” so they could be harvested more easily. In all, the shots and the stem cell harvest process entailed an 8 day process, with 5 days of my (and family members) being in Boston at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center which is located at Dana Farber but actually run by the Brigham and Women’s’ Hospital. Although an outpatient procedure, the first day entailed having an open catheter placed into the left side of my neck down to a main artery near the heart so that blood could be extracted and then recirculated after it had been filtered with stem cells extracted through the apheresis machine. The goal for the week was to harvest 8 Million cells but, as luck would have it, the cells were as stubborn as I am (I guess it’s an Irish thing) and I was only able to obtain 3.6 Million of the targeted 8 Million cells. Although disappointed, the doctors told me I could go back and perhaps do this again, and the 3.6 Million stem cells collected have now been frozen for a transplant which will inevitably happen in the future.

Last week, I began my Ninth Cycle, and I’m back into the routine of 21 days on/7 days off of the Revlimid, along with the infusions of Elotuzumab, Dexamethasone, the bisphosphonate, as well as other medications.
It’s also interesting to note that during this process I have lost a considerable amount of weight which is actually a very positive thing from an overall health perspective! I believe there is always a silver lining in every gray cloud.
Much has happened throughout this process that has caused me to think a lot about life (and death). I think that this “challenge” has, in a way, made me a far better person. I see things much differently now than I had in the past, and I don’t take anything for granted. Each day is a blessing, and I’m extremely lucky to have the love and support of so many family members and outstanding friends. My father-in-law used to say that “I married up”. Although I always knew that to be true, Pam has been my true hero and my “rock”. She has been at my side each and every step of the way as my advocate, caretaker and best friend. The same should be said for my wonderful children as well. This is not a fight I could take on alone.
It is because of what Pam and I (and our family) have witnessed at Dana Farber that we have decided to “give back” to the outstanding caregivers and physicians/scientists to help find that elusive cure for Multiple Myeloma. Dr. Ghobrial and her colleagues at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, as well as those at other Centers of Excellence in the United States (and throughout the world) are working most diligently in an effort to find a cure for this rare disease. With the advent of the new immunotherapy class of drugs in tandem with more traditional type drugs and therapies such as the stem cell transplant combined along with other recent advances in terms of understanding how genes play a role in combating cancer, there is great hope for the future.
However, in order to solve this “riddle” and find a cure for this cancer, with the hope that it will unlock the cure for other blood related type cancers (and with the hope that will lead to other cancers that are not blood related down the road) there must be continued and extensive research. Unfortunately, and as noted above, given how relatively small and rare Multiple Myeloma is compared to some of the more prevalent forms of cancer, the “squeaky wheel gets the grease” theory comes into play! Certainly, those dedicated to working on finding the cure for Multiple Myeloma do not receive substantial research grant monies available in relation to some of the more prevalent forms of cancer.
That is where we are trying to make a difference. On October 28, 2016, we will be hosting our first event to both recognize the great work of Dr. Irene Ghobrial and her colleagues at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, as well as to help raise funds to continue the necessary research. As importantly, we hope to raise the awareness of this disease which oftentimes goes undetected until someone is in latter stages of the disease and is limited in treatment options. In that regard, I was somewhat fortunate, as I was diagnosed early following a lingering respiratory disease with having some “funny numbers” in my blood.
More information about our upcoming event will be made available shortly. However, I want to ask that everyone please consider attending and/or making a donation for this special evening. We will be soliciting donations by Presenting Sponsors, as well as other levels of Sponsorship participation. We will also be looking for auction items to be part of the evening’s program. We are hoping to finalize the events for the evening with the next few weeks, and as soon as we do I will keep you posted.
Also, I really believe that I truly lucked out with one of the greatest physician scientists doing research in this field. Dr. Irene Ghobrial is recognized as a leader not only nationally, but internationally as well. She has become my “go to” person when it comes to how to fight this disease the best way possible. She is a tireless worker, and has been by my side throughout this entire process. She also maintains an unbelievable workload participating in National and International forums, as well as doing her own research and teaching at Harvard Medical School.
I really feel that as bad as it was to receive this diagnosis, I was most fortunate to become connected with Dr. Ghobrial. To learn more about Dr. Ghobrial, please google her name and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. I believe you will be as impressed with this remarkable person, physician and scientist as I am!
In closing, and as I have stated to everyone despite this illness, I am a very lucky and blessed person. I have the greatest family anyone could ever ask for and my extensive support system of Friends, Physicians, Nurses, Support Staff and Colleagues is absolutely the world’s BEST!
For those of you that know me well, I think you will agree that I don’t easily back away from a “fight” or a challenge. I also don’t like to lose, so being prudent I always pick my fights and challenges
carefully. While I didn’t pick this challenge, I’m convinced God gave it to me as an opportunity for me to use my talents to move the research process forward by helping raise awareness and funds. My promise to all is to fight as hard and for as long as necessary with the goal of being the “Poster Boy” for the cure. I’ve made that my focus and I will do all that is necessary in this regard. I’ve also made that promise to Dr. Ghobrial!
With your continued Love and Support, WE will beat this and WE all will make a difference!
Please save October 28th on your calendar as WE come together to celebrate the works of Dr. Ghobrial, raise critical funds for continued research and help raise awareness about Multiple Myeloma and how our generation will beat this, and other types of deadly cancer.
Thanks to all for your continued prayers and support. Without them, I wouldn’t have a chance!
Best Personal Regards,
Jay
Jay Foran

​​HELP TAKE A CHOMP OUT OF CANCER

​YOU HAVE CANCER.

​The above are but three simple words. However, when they are placed into the sequence as noted, they become three very horrific words. I know, because last August the doctors at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston spoke those words to me.  Unfortunately, those words were then followed by the term Multiple Myeloma, something that I had never heard of before.

I quickly learned that Multiple Myeloma is very rare type of cancer that actually begins in one’s bone marrow. Only about 30,000 people in the United States contract this type of cancer annually so, in the big picture of the incidence of cancers being identified every year, this is relatively small. There is no known cause for this disease and unfortunately, at this time, there is no known cure as well.

After receiving the news from the oncologist, and after consultation with family and friends, we decided that I would enter into a Phase II Clinical Trial being conducted by Dr. Irene Ghobrial at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Much has happened throughout this process that has caused me to think a lot about life. I think that this challenge has, in a way, made me a far better person. Each day is a blessing and I’m extremely lucky to have the love and support of so many family members and outstanding friends. My wife, Pam has been my true hero and my rock. She, along with my wonderful children, have been at my side each and every step of the way. It is because of what our family has witnessed at Dana Farber that we have decided to give back to the outstanding team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to help find that elusive cure for Multiple Myeloma.

With the recent advances in terms of understanding how with the advent of new immunotherapy class of drugs in tandem with more traditional type of drugs and therapies such as the stem cell transplant combined along with other recent advances in terms of understanding how genes play a role in combating cancer, there is great hope for the future.  However, in order to find a cure for this cancer, with the hope that it will unlock the cure for other blood related type cancers, there must be continued and extensive research.

On October 28, 2016, we will be hosting our first event to both recognize the outstanding research being conducted by Dr. Irene Ghobrial and her colleagues at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, as well as to help raise funds to continue this necessary effort. I respectfully ask that everyone please consider attending and/or making a donation for this special evening.

With your continued Love and Support, WE will beat this and WE all will make a difference! Thanks to all for your continued prayers and support. Without them, I wouldn’t have a chance!

Best Personal Regards,  Jay Foran

Foran Realty is an Accredited Member of the NHWA!

Foran Realty Co., Inc. of East Dennis, MA, earns second-year Accredited Member status in the NHWA!

Greetings and salutations!

Foran Realty Co., Inc., of East Dennis, Massachusetts, has earned Accredited Member status in the NHWA for the second consecutive year.

President Patrick J. Foran is a Worcester native who grew up in Dennis. He currently lives with his wife and their daughter in Cummaquid. Patrick followed in the family tradition and attended Assumption College. He has a B.A. in Politics.

Having been in the real estate sales and vacation rental business for over 10 years, Patrick saw a lack of dependable people to keep an eye on the property of absentee owners. One winter, an alarm went off at his parents’ home, alerting him to a flood. The emergency responders told him this happens a lot and that homeowners don’t discover these events until months later. Between this and the things he’s seen as a real estate broker, Patrick decided to offer Home Watch services.

Patrick is a member of the Board of Trustees for Cape Cod Academy. He is also a founding member of the Assumption College Cape Cod Alumni Club. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the local Chapter of the American Red Cross; the Rotary; Cape Cod Children’s Museum; and Dream Day on Cape Cod. He has also served as Chairman of the Town of Yarmouth Finance Committee. Patrick enjoys golfing, boating, and spending time with his wife, their daughter and dog on beautiful Cape Cod Beaches!

Patrick Foran, Foran Realty

Foran Realty serves Barnstable County, MA. Patrick can be reached at pforan@foranrealty.com or (508) 385-1355. Learn more at www.capecodproperties.com.

Congratulations, Patrick!

As always, I wish you

Much success,

Jack

Accredited Member NHWA

Great Activity Options!!!

Cape Cod is known for its beaches but there is so much more!  If you have or are thinking about booking your Summer Vacation Rental with Foran Realty, we wanted to share some great activity options in the area!

Did you know that the Barnstable Town Band offers free concerts every Wednesday evening on the Hyannis Town Green?  It is truly hometown charm at its best!  Bring your blankets and beach chairs for the concerts that start at 7:00!

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Meet at the JFK statue in front of the JFK museum every Wednesday morning at 9:00 am for a chance to take part in the photo-walks with the Photography Center of Cape Cod.  Experience a fun way to explore Hyannis and pick up a few photo tips and take home memories along the way.  Photo scavenger hunts are also offered and are always a fun way to see the local sights!

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Looking for a fun activity for the kids?  How about Pitter Patter Puppets at the Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre in Brewster?  Every Thursday morning at 10:00 am Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive and extremely funny.

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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is offering Garden Tours this weekend!  Two gardens will be open for viewing on July 8th & 9th. The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. $5 per garden tour. RAIN or SHINE.  Learn more at the Museum’s website.

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Whatever activity you choose…Enjoy the beauty that Cape Cod has to offer!  All of us at Foran Realty would like to wish you a fun Summer!

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Availability This Summer!!!

These great Dennis rentals still have availability this Summer!  Don’t miss out on your chance to spend a week on Cape Cod this Summer!  Call the office today to save your week at one of these great rentals!

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Located at the end of a long driveway off of Historic Route 6A this 3 bedroom 2 bath farmhouse boasts a private setting…the perfect place to relax.  The home is 3 levels and offers a combination kitchen/den area.  Off of the kitchen is a three season porch which offers direct access to the patio and private yard.  Only a short walk to Scargo Lake and Howes Street beach.   Dennis village along with numerous shops, restaurants and golf is located just a short drive away.  Make your memories this summer here!  Ask about home PMA98.  Available dates areJuly 9 & 16, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27.

This 4 bedroom 2 full bath antique home offers an abundance of privacy and charm.  There are 2 bedrooms on the first floor and two additional on the second floor.  A large living room and formal dining room are the perfect place exteriorfor entertaining.  Additional dining area is available in the kitchen which offers modern amenities such as a gas range, microwave and dishwasher.  Take in the Cape Cod air from the expansive yard.  Rinse off in the outdoor shower after a day at the beach.  Speaking of the beach there is easy access to Scargo Lake from the yard through a path as well as walking distance to Dr. Lords beach!  This home is located just minutes from many of the great things Dennis has to offer including the Cape Playhouse, Dennis Pine and Highlands Golf Courses, numerous restaurants, beaches and shopping!  Available dates include July 16,23,30, Aug 6,13,20 and 27.  Ask about PMA 108.

ExteriorThis perfect Cape Cod beach house is located just a couple of hundred yards to beautiful Dr Lords Road beach on Cape Cod Bay.  This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home offers Central Air as well as wifi.  Enjoy Cape Cod Bay views all the way to Provincetown from 12 x 60 deck. Within walking distance of the Surfside Grill at Corporation Beach, a short drive to area golf courses, harbor activities and numerous restaurants. This home offers a Saturday change over and also offers off season rentals!  Available dates include July 23, Aug 20, All of September, call today and ask about PMA54.Exterior

This charming, eclectic home located north of 6A, is just about 1/2 mileaway from highly sought after Bayview and Mayflower Beaches.  The home is also located just a short drive to Dennis Village where you will find the Cape Playhouse, Museum of Fine Art, Dennis Public Market, numerous restaurants and shops!  Interested in Golf, you are a mere 5 – 7 minute drive to Dennis Pine and Dennis Highlands Golf Courses.  As you approach the home magnificent blue hydrangeas surround the property. French doors and windows give this home an open airy charm. The spacious great room is perfect for summer entertaining.  Enjoy the beauty of Cape Cod,in this custom designed home, filled with the ambiance of light. Outside, enjoy the mahogany decks,teak furnishing,tumbled bluestone patios,gardens with tones of blues. A perfect quiet setting, after a day at the beach.  Available dates include Aug 13, 20, 27 and Sept 3,10 & 17.  Ask about Home PMA64.

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