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.

Dancing at the Diner

WMass Mother's Day Half Marathon

Monte's Camp-IN for Cancer Connection

Bridge of Flowers

Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction


 Dancing at the Diner

Bluebonnet Diner, 324 King Street, Northampton

DJ Bobby C

Dance, dessert and coffee

Thursday, June 21st

7 - 10 PM

Purchase Tickets here: $20 advance, $25 door 

People of every age will enjoy this event. Dust off your dancing shoes in your closet and wear them to Dance at the Bluebonnet Diner. We will honor the decades of the 50's,60's, 70's, 80's and 90's with music and dance moves.

Take yourself to dinner at the diner first. It's a local "Old School" family diner (since 1950). Save room for dessert and coffee (these are included in the dance ticket price). Join us afterward in the back room at the Dance!

Cash bar - 50-50 Raffle - Prizes for best dancer and best outfit.

Dance instructors available to help you with dance moves.

Bring along your dancing queens or disco divas to make this a great night out!


Western Mass Mother’s Day Half Marathon



Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2018

2019 Race Registration will open in October 2018

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

Thanks to all our Sponsors!

Would you or your business like to sponsor the 2019  "best Half in Western Mass?"

Contact Cynthia Tarail: ctrail AT

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 camp 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 26, 2018Harvest Dinner

Quonquont Farm Whately, MA

6 - 10 PM

Rob Watson and Patrick Viteri will be our hosts for a wonderful evening of gourmet fare accompanied by the wonderful music of Jazz Sketches. The evening will include a silent auction. The auction features a wide variety of 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!

Save the date - more details later this summer!

Leadership Sponsor: 
Cooley Dickinson Mass General Cancer Center


Sustaining sponsor: 

PeoplesBank logo


Supporting sponsors:


Baystate Regional Cancer Program logo


 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