City Council Declares October 20 Devin Suau Day in Framingham

FRAMINGHAM – Saturday will mark the one year anniversary of the death of Devin Suau, who battled so publicly and courageously against DIPG, diffuse
intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare pediatric brain cancer.

Last night, the Framingham City Council unanimously declared Saturday, October 20, 2018 Devin Suau Day in Framingham.

Christine Suau, Devin’s mom, is asking everyone to perform an act of kindness on that day.

“We live in such a wonderful, supportive city that has supported my family and my children and helped us through our fight with Devin,” Suau told the Council

“I really can’t express enough what our community has meant to us, and how you have all helped us,” she added.

On Sunday, October 21, a day after Devin Suau Day, a 5K road race is being held in Devin’s memory to raise awareness about DIPG and to raise funds to find a cure and help the #WhyNotDevin Foundation. To run or walk in the race, click here.

The proclamation, proposed and written by District 4 City Councilor Mike Cannon, reads:

WHEREAS In just nine months, Devin touched thousands of lives and shined a light on a terribly underfunded and little known cancer. Through #whynotdevin, the DIPG awareness movement, Devin became and remains a face of hope; and

WHEREAS Because of Devin, we are closer to finding a cure for DIPG; and WHEREAS In addition to serving as the honorary Framingham Police Chief, as
honorary Framingham Postmaster, as Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshall, as a recipient of Papal blessings, and illuminating our community in a heroic shade of green, Devin embodied kindness and friendship; and

WHEREAS Devin shall forever live on in the hearts of the Framingham community and to the countless others worldwide whose lives he touched.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Framingham City Council hereby declares October 20, 2018 as Devin Suau Day, a day of Friendship and Kindness in the City of Framingham, and encourages all residents of the City of Framingham to honor his bravery and legacy with acts of friendship and kindness.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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