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Longtime Malden educator donates $5K to Malden Overcoming Addiction

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Former Linden Principal honors memory of his son, Jim Dempsey

  Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA) is pleased to announce that this year’s annual Malden Overcomes Day, to be held in August of 2023, will be called the Malden Overcomes-William Dempsey Family Day. MOA President Paul Hammersley and Vice President Dana Brown were honored to accept a generous $5,000 donation from longtime Malden Public Schools educator and former Linden Principal William “Bill” Dempsey, in memory of his son, Jim Dempsey.

  Jim passed away this past November after a fall. Throughout much of his adult life, Jim suffered from substance use disorder; recently he had been doing better. The constant for Jim in his battle was always his father’s unwavering and unconditional love for his son. Bill Dempsey told us he never “gave up on him”.

  Mr. Dempsey wants MOA to use the money to “help kids,” something he did his entire career! We think it makes perfect sense to use the funding to support our annual community day. This event is all about connections, kids, families and community, and there is nobody in Malden who personifies these more than Mr. Dempsey.

  The annual event helps to build connections; it provides valuable recovery resources, and there are games, races and food for kids and adults of all ages!

  MOA thanks Mr. Dempsey for his donation!

  For more information about MOA, please contact Paul Hammersley at 781-838-2203. You can also visit the website at https://www.maldenovercomingaddiction.com/.

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