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.

New York Botanical Garden Tour

Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction

Sylvia Favaloro Art Fair & Sale

Knit & Crochet for the Cure

Memorial Gathering

Christmas Crafts for Cancer Connection

Holiday Open House & Volunteer Recognition

WMass Mother's Day Half Marathon

Monte's Camp-IN for Cancer Connection

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New York Botanical Garden Tour

Saturday, October 7, 2017

For the first time in more than ten years, the artwork of world-renowned sculptor Dale Chihuly will be featured in a major exhibition in New York. Lunch on your own at one of the cafés located at the Botanical Garden.

 

Depart: 7:30 AM - Estimated Return: 7:30 PM

Sheldon Field Recreation Area, Northampton, MA

Old Ferry Road off of Bridge Street (Rte 9)

COST: $100 pp based on 40-52 passengers

For reservations: Call Friendship Tours 800-243-1630

Please reference Cancer Connection when making your reservation.

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Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction

Friday, October 27, 2017

Quonquont Farm Whately, MA

6 - 10 PM

Rob Watson and Patrick Viteri will co-host a wonderful evening of gourmet fare, beautiful music and a silent auction, which will feature many wonderful items to benefit Cancer Connection.  If you'd like to volunteer to support this event, contact Cancer Connection at (413) 586-1642.

 

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 dentist logo

 

 florence village flower logo

 

lone wolf logo clarity logopatrick and co logo

 

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.)

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Sylvia Favaloro Art Fair & Sale

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.

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Knit & Crochet for the Cure

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

 

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Memorial Gathering

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.

Click here to print a one-page flyer for the Memorial Gathering.

 

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Christmas Crafts for Cancer Connection

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!

Cranston's Christmas Tree

Special thanks to Thomas & Cynthia Cranston and their Family for all their support.

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Holiday Open House & Volunteer Recognition

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.

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Western Mass Mother’s Day Half Marathon

 

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Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2018

2018 Race Registration will be open on October 1st.

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.

 

Special Thanks to our Leadership Sponsor:cdh 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!

Sustaining Sponsors:

  

 Whole Foods Market Hadley logo     Moran Plumbing logo  Greenfield Savings Bank Logo reduced for web

 

 

Supporters:

 

 Moriarty&Primack

 Paul Redeker logo Wohl Family Dentistry  Gazebo logo 
River Valley Market Logo Coca Cola Northampton Althletic Club
The Healing Zone Joe's garage logo Hitchcock brewing
 Caleb Wetmore lighting sound logo Monahan Trucking, LLC Nourse Farms, Inc.
Trademark Real Estate Integrity logo yankee candle
Alternative Recycling logo Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors logo Turn it Up!
  Sugarloaf Studios logo  

 Friends:

Borawski Insurance, Foster’s Supermarket, Tandem Bagels

Target Stores, Webber & Grinnell, WEBS, 

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Monte's Camp-IN for Cancer Connection

February 2017

 

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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!

Hotel Northampton

 

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

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