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.

WMass Mother's Day Half Marathon

Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction

Bridge of Flowers

Monte's Camp-IN for Cancer Connection

Valley Gives Day & "Our Eclectic Valley: A (Re)Fashion Show"




Western Mass Mother’s Day Half Marathon



Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Register now for the 2017 race!

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 2017 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 W 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






 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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38th Annual Bridge of Flowers Road Race:

Steve Lewis Subaru 3k Charity Run Walk & 10K Classic

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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.

Runners have 3 engagement options this year:

You can state that you are happy the race supports good works, and not direct funds to any specific charity. You can specifically direct funds to one of the participating charities including Cancer Connection. You can actively fundraise through a customized pledge page and we'd be happy to help you.

Start times:

8:15 AM Steve Lewis Subaru 3k Charity Run Walk

9:00 AM Bridge of Flowers 10K Classic

More information about the course and registration can be found here:

Cancer Connection will have a team of volunteers at the 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..

10K Course Description: The first 2 mile loop is mostly shaded & flat that starts in the center of the village on the iron bridge next to the Bridge of Flowers. On the second loop the first 1/2 mile is pretty steep, but shaded uphill, it starts as a pavement surface turning to a dirt country lane. This is followed by 70% shaded flats and downhills on pavement to the finish line on Bridge Street. It's a great spectator course.


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Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction


Friday, October 27, 2017

Quonquont Farm Whately, MA

6 - 10 PM


SAVE THE DATE! 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 on October 27th.  If you'd like to volunteer to support this event, contact Cancer Connection at (413) 586-1642.


Sustaining sponsors


wohl dentist logo


patrick and co logo



florence village flower logo

lone wolf logo clarity 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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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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 May 2, 2017: Valley Gives Day & "Our Eclectic Valley: A (Re)Fashion Show"

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What is (re)fashion?  According to store manager, Nancy Charbonneau Case, “It's refashion, because we're a thrift shop (resale) and the clothing is, in a sense, recycled. In some cases, it's refashioned into something different from its original intended use, like a vintage lace tablecloth used as a scarf.”

Cancer Connection reached out to visitors at our Thrift Shop with information about Cancer Connection's services and programs. We hung a star for each donation made in honor of someone who has been touched by cancer. Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts - the donors, the fashion show models, stylists, make up artists, thrift shop volunteers and everyone who supports Cancer Connection every day in numerous ways.

Valley Gives is a 24-hour giving day that helps nonprofits throughout the Pioneer Valley raise needed funds to support their missions, hosted by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. Valley Gives donors play a key part in supporting the free programs and services for people dealing with cancer and their loved ones that are at the heart of Cancer Connection. 


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