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.
Pink in the Rink
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 3:00 PM
The Amherst College Women's Hockey team will turn the rink pink to support Cancer Connection.
The women will use their regular season NESCAC conference game vs. Colby College to raise money in support of Cancer Connection. The team will be wearing their special Pink in the Rink jerseys and Cancer Connection staff will be on-hand to share information about our free services and programs for those in attendance. Throughout the evening there will be special fundraising opportunities. Past events have included a bake sale, a "Chuck-a puck" and an amazing silent auction. This video from the 2015 Pink in the Rink will make you appreciate these incredible athletes and their support even more.
Join us at the Orr Rink at Amherst College to cheer on the Women's team as they compete against the Colby College Mules and help raise funds to support our center.
FUN-draiser at The Quarters!
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5:00 - 8:00PM
The Quarters in Hadley is hosting a FUN-draiser for Cancer Connection! How can you support free programs for people facing cancer? Come play on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 5-8pm. You pay $15 for a wristband for unlimited plays. We receive 50% of the proceeds. Cool! The Quarters is a retro-chic bar & grill with 20+ vintage arcade games. 8 Railroad Street in Hadley
Noho Scrabble Club benefit
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?
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 www.racewmass.com.
Thanks to all our Sponsors!
Would you or your business like to sponsor "The best Half in Western Mass?
2018 event info TBA
After a decade of cold-weather camping on the courthouse lawn, Monte moved the Campout INSIDE in February 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
Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction
Friday, October 27, 2017
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!
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.)