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

Monte's Camp-IN for Cancer Connection

Bridge of Flowers

Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction



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. 

Lead Sponsor:

Patriot Care logo

Sustaining Sponsors:


        Greenfield Savings Bank Logo reduced for web


Baystate Regional Cancer Programcdh website

 Food for Strength  The MP Group      Whole Foods Market Hadley logo             

    Wohl Family DentistryYankee Candle   YMCA Logo


Alternative Recycling logo  The Bakers Pin Benson Moving and Storage Berkshore logo
 Borawski and Safety Insurance  Caleb Wetmore lighting sound logo Coca Cola  Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors logo
Delap Real Estate Easthampton Savings Bank Freedom Credit Union Gazebo logo
Goggins Real Estate

Hitchcock brewing

Healing Zone Integrity logo
 Joe's garage  Monahan Trucking, LLC M.J. Moran  Northeast Solar
Northampton Althletic Club Northampton Vision Specialists Connecticut Valley Oral Surgeons Paul Redeker logo
 River Valley Market Logo  Sugarloaf Studios logo Trademark Real Estate  Turn it Up!
    Webber & Grinnell   

Additional Support Provided by:

Dodson & FlinkerFoster’s Supermarket, Northampton Area PediatricsSasson, Turnbull, Ryan & Hoose, Tandem BagelsTarget Stores,  WEBSZiomek & Ziomek

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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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40th Annual Bridge of Flowers Road Race:   

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018


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.

Race registration is expected to be open in mid-March. Runners and walkers will have opportunities to support a charity of their choice. If you would like to actively fundraise through a customized pledge page for this year's race, we'd love to help you!

We'll post the link to register for the race as soon as it's available. Until then, you can also find information about the race on the Bridge of Flowers Facebook page here:

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

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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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Cancer Connection, 41 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Phone : (413) 586-1642 FAX (413) 280-0223