PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS ( – North Shore Bank is proud to announce that on behalf of the Bank, CEO, Kevin M. Tierney, Sr., will be honored by The Progeria Reseaerch Foundation (PRF) with the Amy Award at their upcoming Night of Wonder gala. The award is dedicated to Amy Foose (1969-1985), whose sunny personality and love of life continue to inspire all those who knew her. This award is given to those who have advanced the mission of PRF.

Progeria is a rare genetic disorder that causes accelerated aging in children. The Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure and supporting affected families. This year's gala, being held on April 20, 2024, at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston, will bring together influential leaders, medical professionals, and philanthropists to raise awareness and funds for Progeria research. 
Mr. Tierney, who has served as the driving force behind North Shore Bank's community engagement initiatives, expressed gratitude for the recognition. "It's an honor to be acknowledged by The Progeria Research Foundation. We believe in the power of community and the impact we can make when we come together for a common cause. Supporting the vital work of the Foundation aligns with our values of making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve." 

Audrey Gordon, ESQ., President and Executive Director of PRF said of Mr. Tierney and the Bank, “Since our founding in 1999, North Shore Bank and Kevin Tierney have been unwavering in their commitment to children with Progeria. And beyond their vital financial support, North Shore Bank employees enthusiastically participate in our events, lead fundraisers of their own like Jeans Day, and are truly passionate about helping us find the cure. Under Kevin’s leadership, this culture of giving back is a hallmark of North Shore Bank, whose reputation for philanthropy in the community is widespread and inspiring. Amy Foose was an extraordinary person, and the Amy Award is a fitting way to acknowledge our extraordinary partners in the quest for the cure.  It is an honor for PRF to recognize Kevin and North Shore Bank with the 2024 Amy Award.”

North Shore Bank has a long-standing tradition of corporate social responsibility, and their involvement in initiatives such as PRF reflects the bank's commitment to making a meaningful impact beyond the financial sector. The Bank continues to champion philanthropy and community service and extends congratulations to Kevin Tierney on this well-deserved recognition.

About The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF)
The Peabody-based PRF was established in 1999 by the family of Sam Berns, a child with Progeria. PRF is the only non-profit organization solely dedicated to finding treatments and the cure for Progeria and its aging-related conditions, including heart disease. Progeria is a rare, fatal, "rapid aging" condition, and without treatment, the children die at an average age of 14 years. PRF has progressed from utter obscurity to a treatment that gives the children stronger hearts and longer lives - the first FDA-approved treatment for Progeria, joining less than 5% of rare diseases with such an exciting achievement. What was once a completely neglected disease is now at the forefront of scientific interest and efforts. Moreover, scientists have made a definitive connection between Progeria, heart disease and normal aging. Thus, finding the cure for one of the rarest diseases on earth may also help millions of adults with heart disease, and the entire aging population. For more information on The Progeria Research Foundation, visit