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

FUN-draiser at The Quarters!

Noho Scrabble Club Benefit

WMass Mother's Day Half Marathon

Monte's Camp-IN for Cancer Connection

Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction


Pink in the Rink

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Orr Rink, Amherst College 

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.

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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

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Noho Scrabble Club benefit


Scrabble event flierSaturday, February 10, 2018, 11 AM - 3 PM

The Northampton Scrabble Club is hosting a Social Gathering to Benefit Three Local Charities, including Cancer Connection. HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS OF RAFFLE PRIZES!! 100% of proceeds to benefit the charities 3 FUN GAMES OF SCRABBLE All are welcome--this is *not* a competitive event American Legion Hall, 63 Riverside Drive, Florence (Plenty of parking; Handicapped accessible) Sliding scale donation: $10 - $40 Light lunch fare will be provided! Register ahead if you can, but Walk-ins welcome! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Brett at 413-387-9678 Questions welcome! Northampton Scrabble Club meets every Monday evening—all levels of players! Download a flier for the event HERE.

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Western Mass Mother’s Day Half Marathon



Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2018

2018 Race Registration is open!

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?


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

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!

Would you or your business like to sponsor "The best Half in Western Mass?

CLICK HERE for 2018 race sponsorship information. 

Sustaining Sponsors:


        Greenfield Savings Bank Logo reduced for web

cdh websiteMoriarty&PrimackWhole Foods Market Hadley logo


 Moran Plumbing 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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Monte's Camp-IN or Camp out for Cancer Connection

2018 event info TBA


wrsi logo

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!

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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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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