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We're Still Here!

Cancer Connection continues to provide Befriending (one to-one-support) by telephone and is offering all of our support groups and some programs via remote technology.

Please tell your friends and family facing cancer that we are here for them.

While our center at 41 Locust Street in Northampton, remains closed to in-person services, we are available by phone and email.

Please call our center (413) 586-1642 and leave a phone message with your contact information and available times; a Befriender will call you back.

Befrienders are available by phone during our regular Befriending hours.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 AM to 2 PM and Wednesday 10 AM to 12 Noon

If those times aren’t convenient, please call Cancer Connection and we’ll find a time that works.


To contact our staff, please leave us a message or email us:

Center Phone: 413-586-1642

General Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please provide your gift to support those facing cancer.  

Donate to support our free services for individuals with cancer, their family members, and their caregivers. Help us ensure that every person who counts on us gets free telehealth, support groups, and befriending support. You can give through Cancer Connection’s PayPal account

If you want to make a gift to Cancer Connection at this time, please consider making your gift electronically, such as via credit card, debit card or gift card. Our staff is working remotely and mail processing is delayed. You can give through Cancer Connection’s PayPal account or contact us at 413-586-1642. If you need assistance, email our Executive Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 413-586-1642 and a Befriender will return your call.

Thank you for your support. 


CARES Act 2020: How It Could Benefit You

Legislation known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, designed to assist the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020.

Here is a summary of provisions applicable to charitable giving included in the Act, officially named the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: New Charitable Deduction for Non-Itemizers, Higher Deduction Limits, Required minimum distributions waived in 2020, Waiver of penalties when retirement funds are used for Coronavirus purposes.

Please consult your advisors about these provisions and contact Beverly Herbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 413-586-1642 if we can help you with your gift-planning opportunities.

Learn more about the CARES Act here.


"How I Wish I Had Known." a message from Chantal DuPuis & Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame)


a place to find strength.

Cancer Connection offers a haven where people living with cancer, their families, and their caregivers can learn how to cope with their changed lives and bodies and emotional turmoil by sharing strategies and resources. All of our offerings are free of charge.

Cancer Connection living roomCancer Connection is a place to find kindness, understanding, energy, laughter and respite.

Since its founding in 2000 by Deb Orgera and Jackie Walker, Cancer Connection has dedicated itself to creating a creative environment emphasizing vitality and good times rather than isolation and illness. We are able to offer our services free of charge, thanks to the generosity of the individuals, corporations and foundations that support our work.


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

Cancer Connection, 41 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060