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Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo, to speak in Agawam

AGAWAM The Pioneer Valley Region Massachusetts Citizens for Life will host its 32nd annual Mother's Day Dinner May 11 at Chez Josef, Agawam. The reception begins at 6 p.m with dinner at 7 p.m.

The featured speaker and honored guest for this year's dinner will be Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo.

"Our speaker exemplifies the sanctity of life issue for us toward the end of our days here," said Marshall T. Moriarty, chairman of this year's dinner event. MCFL advocates for life through the entire continuum from conception to natural death.

"This is not an effort done in passing," Moriarty said. "It's an intrinsic part of our mission with respect to all human life."

Moriarty said the role of their annual dinner is to help the public become familiar with the subject matter, and that the Schiavo case highlights the "natural death" aspect as our state and federal legislatures consider law respecting the final days and hours of life.

"We are honored to be able to offer this program to the community," he said. The event will also be a chance to "refresh old, and begin new friendships" with special people involved in the pro-life cause."

MCFL expects more than 800 people from the region to attend this year's dinner.

For more information, contact Susan Szetela, MCFL-PV Regional Office at 583-5034, or visit