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.
Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction
Friday, October 27, 2017
Quonquont Farm Whately, MA
6 - 10 PM
Tickets are now available! We expect this event to sell out, so - don't delay your RSVP.
Rob Watson and Patrick Viteri co-host a wonderful evening of gourmet fare, beautiful music by Aldo Fabrizi and Peter Blanchette along with a silent auction. The auction features 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 from past Harvest dinners are posted on our Cancer Connection Facebook page (you can click on the link and see our Facebook page, even if you don't have a Facebook account.)
Saturday, October 14 & Sunday, October 15
1 - 7 PM each day
Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine Street
Sylvia’s collection demonstrates 20 years of creating original work. As a cancer survivor and Cancer Connection participant, Sylvia will donate ALL the proceeds of this show to Cancer Connection. Originals and prints will be offered in a range of prices.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
1 - 4 PM
WEBS - 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton
Do you like to knit and crochet in good company and for a good cause? We’ll be making chemo caps and fingerless gloves to share with our participants at Cancer Connection. The lovely yarn we’ll use and some nice treats will all be provided by WEBS. Sign up for this free event at www.yarn.com
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017
5:00 - 6:30 PM
RSVP kindly requested
Remembering those who have passed and those who love them keeps their spirit alive and among us. Reverend Sarah Buteaux of First Churches joins us at Cancer Connection for this non-denominational gathering to acknowledge our common losses and treasured memories.
Cranston's Christmas Tree Farm’s award-winning trees have over 2,000 visitors at Christmastime. As a way to raise money for local cancer support, local artists and crafts people have joined together to make ornaments and other crafts to sell. The items range in price from $1 to $20. 2017 will be the sixth year Cranston's has sold ornaments to benefit Cancer Connection. They have already contributed almost $9,000 to Cancer Connection! More info: www.cranstonschristmastreefarm.com
Choose & Cut Christmas Trees
Open weekends beginning November 4, 2017
Grand Opening Friday, November 24th at 9:00am
thru Saturday, December 23rd
Check their website for days and times
372 Baptist Corner Road, Ashfield, MA
Choose from thousands of beautiful trees!
Special thanks to Thomas & Cynthia Cranston and their Family for all their support.
Monday, December 11, 2017
41 Locust Street
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Rain or snow! (If the weather is really bad, we'll change our voice mail and post a message on our website and on our Facebook page.)
Drop by and share some holiday warmth with us. Rob Watson of The Lone Wolf Restaurant will be catering. Volunteers reflect and embellish our work. They give back and pay forward. They warm the cockles of our hearts. Help us celebrate this year's outstanding volunteers.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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 www.racewmass.com and let us know. We'll send you more information including fundraising tips and tricks. Are YOU in?
*NEW* - 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 www.racewmass.com.
Thanks to all our Sponsors!
After a decade of cold-weather camping on the courthouse lawn, Monte moved the Campout INSIDE for 2017. We experienced the sweet life INSIDE the luxurious Hotel Northampton. The Cancer Connection Camp-IN! A Glampout. A glamorous Jerry Lewis-style telethon with tuxedos, ball gowns, “celebrity” guests, music, comedy, indoor plumbing and a dance party
The ballroom at the Historic Hotel Northampton was transformed with incredible free entertainment. Then we all came back in the evening for a dance party with a live band and Motown DJ - Many attendees were dressed up in their fancy threads!
Thank you to everyone who made the first ever, Camp-IN a success!
WHMP’s The Bill Newman, Emily Brewster, resident Wordster from Merriam-Webste, Henning Ohlenbusch, The Doctor of Rock, Smith College’s Steve Waksman, Mo Willem’s, Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple, Jeanne Birdsall and Hillary Price, the Winterpills, KALIISIOKE, Workman Song, Happier Family Comedy Improv, Mikey Sweet, Deerfield Academy Student's acapella group, Lord Russ (or was it Elvis?), The Valley Women’s Drummers, Lux Deluxe & DJ Cashman and Snack Attack, all the “Key-Holders” who raised money and spent the night, James Kitchen, Dr. Lindsay Rockwell and all the participants, volunteers and facilitators and integrative therapists who shared their personal stories with Monte and his listeners