This page is for donations to an annual scholarship fund in remembrance of Heather Olivieri, who passed away in June 2019 from non-smokers lung cancer. She fought against the disease bravely for two years and was only 41. Her family would like her legacy to live on through this scholarship fundraising effort, including an annual Turkey Trot since Heather was an avid marathon runner. She ran a full marathon at Disney World (her favorite place) while undergoing cancer treatments. She left a 2-year-old son (George).
Heather graduated 6th in her class from King Phillip High School in Wrentham, MA in 1996. She attended and graduated from UMASS Amherst in 2000 with a bachelor's degree (double major in Biology and French). She then graduated from Mass College of Pharmacy as a Physicians Assistant.
She opened up the first physician's assistant-owned dermatology practice in Massachusetts. She hired a supervising physician, medical assistants, front office personnel and other staff. Her brother, Jay, joined the business located in Westford, MA. The business was successful, and Heather was tireless in her efforts to improve her practice. She took classes in her spare time and became a registered nurse (RN).
In June of 2023, Jack and Paula Olivieri presented three $1500 scholarships to deserving King Phillip High School seniors in Heather's name. They will be pursuing careers in the health care field. This fundraiser will allow us to award scholarships for 2024. To date, over $17000 has been donated to scholarships. Help us to keep it going !!