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.

Holiday Open House & Volunteer Recognition

Christmas Crafts for Cancer Connection

Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction

WMass Mother's Day Half Marathon

Monte's Camp-IN for Cancer Connection



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 of Amherst will be catering. Greggory's Pastries in Hadley and Insomnia Cookies in Amherst are donating tasty morsels as well. 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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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:

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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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!


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  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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Western Mass Mother’s Day Half Marathon



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 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


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






 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  


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


wrsi logo

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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