Cancer Connection is able to offer all its programs and services free of charge because of the generosity of our community. We receive no funding from state or federal governments, the United Way or the American Cancer Society. Instead, we are supported through individual donations, grants from foundations and businesses, and community benefits like the ones listed here.

Sharpening Knives to Save Lives

WMass Mother's Day Half Marathon

Monte's Camp-IN for Cancer Connection

Bridge of Flowers

Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction



Sharpening Knives to Save Lives

The Baker's Pin, 34 Bridge Street, Northampton MA

NOW - until Mother's Day

Bring your dull knives into The Baker's Pin for sharpening and they will donate all the proceeds to Cancer Connection!

Knives 5" OR larger are $5 each  knife

Knives less than 5" are $4 each

They can sharpen any straight edge kitchen knife!

The Baker's Pin is also a sponsor of the 8th Annual Mother's Day Half Marathon.



Western Mass Mother’s Day Half Marathon



Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2018

2018 Race Registration is open!

In an effort to raise even more money for Cancer Connection through this amazing race, we created a new option for participants:


If walkers/runners chose the fundraising option and raise $300 for Cancer Connection, Inc. through this race, their entry fee will be waived ($0). If you're interested in this for the 2018 race, please complete the contact us form at and let us know. We'll send you more information including fundraising tips and tricks. Are YOU in?


Want to walk? There is a 9-mile option for walkers only. For details, see the Race Facebook page.

USA Track and Field sanctioned open class race. Run for your mom, in honor or memory of a mom, or just because you are a mom or had a mom! For additional information, visit the official race website

Runners and walkers...want to make those miles you’re logging now mean something long after the race has finished? Read More...

Volunteers needed to make this the best half in Western Mass - Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in being a volunteer.

Thanks to all our Sponsors!

Would you or your business like to sponsor "The best Half in Western Mass?

CLICK HERE for 2018 race sponsorship information. 

Lead Sponsor:

Patriot Care logo

Sustaining Sponsors:


        Greenfield Savings Bank Logo reduced for web


Baystate Regional Cancer Programcdh website  

   Food for StrengthMonahan Trucking The MP Group  

Trademark RealtyWhole Foods Market    Wohl Family Dentistry    

Yankee Candle  YMCA Logo


Alternative Recycling logo  The Bakers Pin Benson Moving and Storage Berkshore logo
 Borawski and Safety Insurance  Caleb Wetmore lighting sound logo Coca Cola  Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors logo
Delap Real Estate Easthampton Savings Bank Freedom Credit Union Gazebo logo
Goggins Real Estate

Hitchcock brewing

Healing Zone Integrity logo
 Joe's garage  Marathon Sports M.J. Moran  Northeast Solar
Northampton Althletic Club Northampton Vision Specialists Connecticut Valley Oral Surgeons Paul Redeker logo
 River Valley Market Logo  Sugarloaf Studios logo Turn it up!  Webber & Grinnell

Additional Support Provided by:

Atlas Farm, C & S Grocers, CISADodson & Flinker, East Heaven Hot TubsFoster’s SupermarketHillside Pizza, Indigo Coffee, LaSalle Florist, Muffins General MarketNorthampton Area Pediatrics, Paradise CopiesSasson, Turnbull, Ryan & Hoose, Tandem BagelsTarget Stores, Walmart - Northampton, WEBS, Whately InnZiomek & Ziomek

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Monte's Camp-IN or Camp out for Cancer Connection

2018 Camp OUT -  July 18, 2018

wrsi logo


Something was missing this winter! Can you guess what? Monte Belmonte of WRSI - 93.9 The River moved the legendary winter Campout for Cancer Connection to the warm nights of summer. Think of it as a Summer Camp for Cancer Connection! Will there be s'mores? Campfire songs? Hawaiian shirts? Probably! the cam out will run from Wednesday, July 18th until Monte says we've reached the goal.

Every dollar raised goes directly to support Cancer Connection. Here's how you can help. Be one of Monte's campers! Sleep out on the Old Courthouse Lawn in downtown Northampton to raise money for Cancer Connection's free programs. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 413-586-1642 for more info. Listen to WRSI at 93.9 on the FM dial to follow Monte's plans as summer nears.

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40th Annual Bridge of Flowers Road Race:   

Steve Lewis Subaru 3k Charity Run Walk & 10K Classic  

Saturday, August 11, 2018


The race has a long history of donating race proceeds to local non-profits, and the race currently partners with several charities to use the race as a fundraising platform. Cancer Connection is honored to be a charity partner for this long-standing summer tradition in Shelburne Falls.

Race registration is expected to be open in mid-March. Runners and walkers will have opportunities to support a charity of their choice. If you would like to actively fundraise through a customized pledge page for this year's race, we'd love to help you!

We'll post the link to register for the race as soon as it's available. Until then, you can also find information about the race on the Bridge of Flowers Facebook page here:

Cancer Connection will have a team of volunteers at the Bridge of Flowers race. If you'd like to join us, please contact Chantal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction  

Friday, October 27, 2017Harvest Dinner

Quonquont Farm Whately, MA

6 - 10 PM

Rob Watson and Patrick Viteri co-hosted a wonderful evening of gourmet fare, beautiful music by Peter Blanchette along with a silent auction. The auction featured many wonderful items from local businesses and supporters to benefit Cancer Connection including gift certificates to local restaurants, vacation-get- aways, artwork, home and garden items, sports memorabilia and much more!

Photos coming soon!


Leadership Sponsor:cdh website


Sustaining sponsors:


Baystate Regional Cancer Program logo


PeoplesBank logo


 Health New England logo


Supporting sponsors:


 Northampton Coop-Greenfield Coop logo     Wohl Dentistry logo


 florence village flower logo


lone wolf logo  patrick and co logo

 Radwell Fine Art 

Photos from this year's Harvest dinner are posted on our Cancer Connection Facebook page - Harvest Dinner pics 2017 (you can click on the link and see our Facebook page, even if you don't have a Facebook account.)

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Cancer Connection, 41 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Phone : (413) 586-1642 FAX (413) 280-0223