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Lili Ivester of Cambridge and Eric Bonarrigo of Newburyport.
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Lili Ivester of Cambridge and Eric Bonarrigo of Newburyport.

More than 250 guests recently attended the annual Next Step Gala fund-raiser held at Walker Memorial at MIT. Next Step offers retreats and workshops to help young people with cancer, HIV, AIDS, and other life-threatening diseases.

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3-20-2015 Cambridge, Mass. Over 250 guests atttended annual Next Step Gala fundraiser held at Walker Memorial at MIT, Next Step retreats conference and workshops all hosted at no cost to participents-provide resources, support and hope to a diverse group of young people with cancer, HIV[AIDS, and other life threatening diseases. L. to R. are Kelsey Hawkins and her mother Janet of Simsbury, Ct. Globe photo by Bill Brett
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Kelsey Hawkins and her mother, Janet, of Simsbury, Conn.

3-20-2015 Cambridge, Mass. Over 250 guests atttended annual Next Step Gala fundraiser held at Walker Memorial at MIT, Next Step retreats conference and workshops all hosted at no cost to participents-provide resources, support and hope to a diverse group of young people with cancer, HIV[AIDS, and other life threatening diseases. L. to R. are Founder and Executive Director Bill Kubicek of Cambridge, Grahame Marpole of Watertown and Mark Salvatore of Brookline. Globe photo by Bill Brett
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From left: Next Step founder and executive director Bill Kubicek of Cambridge, Grahame Marpole of Watertown, and Mark Salvatore of Brookline.

3-20-2015 Cambridge, Mass. Over 250 guests atttended annual Next Step Gala fundraiser held at Walker Memorial at MIT, Next Step retreats conference and workshops all hosted at no cost to participents-provide resources, support and hope to a diverse group of young people with cancer, HIV[AIDS, and other life threatening diseases. L. to R. are Anya Bear of Boston and Nancy Hays of Cambridge. Globe photo by Bill Brett
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Anya Bear (left) of Boston and Nancy Hays of Cambridge.

3-20-2015 Cambridge, Mass. Over 250 guests atttended annual Next Step Gala fundraiser held at Walker Memorial at MIT, Next Step retreats conference and workshops all hosted at no cost to participents-provide resources, support and hope to a diverse group of young people with cancer, HIV[AIDS, and other life threatening diseases. L. to R. are Julie Lunstead of Jamaica Plain, Justin Toro of Bronx, N.Y. and Jennifer Turner of Brookline. Globe photo by Bill Brett
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From left: Julie Lunstead of Jamaica Plain, Justin Toro of Bronx, N.Y., and Jennifer Turner of Brookline.

3-20-2015 Cambridge, Mass. Over 250 guests atttended annual Next Step Gala fundraiser held at Walker Memorial at MIT, Next Step retreats conference and workshops all hosted at no cost to participents-provide resources, support and hope to a diverse group of young people with cancer, HIV[AIDS, and other life threatening diseases. L. to R. are Addie and Gilon Levert of Brookline and Kimberly Khare of Watertown. Globe photo by Bill Brett
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From left: Addie and Gilon Levert of Brookline and Kimberly Khare of Watertown.