Save the Date! 8th Annual Hope Begins Here Awards Reception

   

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The mission of the Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. is to fund and support special projects for the prevention, research, education and care of cancer.

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Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Hope Begins Here

8th Annual Hope Begins Here Awards Reception

David J. Solimine, Sr.

The prestigious Hope Begins Here Award is presented annually to an outstanding leader and advocate whose personal and/or professional accomplishments reflect Boston North Cancer Association’s (BNCA) mission and goals. This year’s honoree is David J. Solimine, Sr., founder and director of Solimine Funeral Homes, in recognition of his service to BNCA, his charitable endeavors, and his commitment to residents throughout the  Boston North communities.

Also, three scholarships will be awarded to exceptional North Shore students whose lives have been touched by cancer: two $3,500 college scholarships to graduating high school students, and a $7,500 medical school scholarship to a student demonstrating interest in cancer treatment and prevention.

The Hope Begins Here Awards Reception will take place on Thursday, May 3rd from 6-9 pm at Danversport in Danvers MA. The awards reception will feature great food, complimentary cocktails, raffles and live music. Please click on these links for sponsorship/advertising opportunities and event summary.

 

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A word from Erin Curley, 2016 Hope Begins Here Scholarship Recipient: Anyone who knew my dad would describe him as an insightful, clever, and giving person. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need, whether it be offering his spot-on advice or help with your math homework. It only seems fitting for me to share a bit about my dad with all of you. Memories of the man that he was have inspired me to become the woman that I am today. It also was in his honor that I received the incredibly meaningful Hope Begins Here Award last year. So many wonderful things have happened in my life since then. I am completing my first year at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts where I am pursuing a double-major in Social Work and, much to my surprise, Economics. I recently joined the Student Government Association and Social Work Liaison. I also work as a Tour Guide for the college. But the highlight of this past year is the time that I’ve spent volunteering at the nearby Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It was not long ago that my father received his cancer care at Dana-Farber. When my family was at its most vulnerable state, Dana-Farber’s array of services were there to guide us. Every Friday, I serve Dana-Farber’s Blum Resource Room, connecting patients and their families with educational, healing and supportive materials. Nothing is as rewarding to me as the work I do at Dana-Farber. However, none of these opportunities would have been within my reach had it not been for the Hope Begins Here scholarship. I would like to formally thank those who have donated and continue to support the Boston North Cancer Association. When you choose to invest in a scholarship fund, you are actively choosing to invest in a student’s future. Your donations acknowledge the potential of students like me. I cannot tell you how powerful that sentiment is to a student in need of such hope. To this year’s recipient, know that you have been given the chance to serve others. Find a way to give back to those who have also been affected by cancer, in whatever capacity that may be. I promise you, you will not regret your decision to do as my dad would have done, and lend a helping hand. Congratulations to every award recipient and to the Boston North Cancer Association for another successful year! Thank you all for your time and for inviting me back again to speak! I am truly grateful. -Erin Curley

Grants & Scholarships

Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. has provided more than $1million in funding through the following:

Community Grants Program

The purpose of Boston North Cancer Association’s Community Grants Program is to help reduce the risk of cancer for all ages and to enhance the health and well-being of cancer patients, cancer survivors, and family members of those with cancer. To this end, Boston North Cancer Association is awarding up to $20,000 in grants to support community programs and resources for cancer prevention and education in communities north of Boston. Grants requests are limited to a maximum of $5,000, and only one application will be accepted per organization.
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Professional Development Grants Program

The purpose of Boston North Cancer Association’s Professional Development Grants Program is to improve the detection and treatment of cancer by funding educational and skills training opportunities for medical professionals who practice in communities North of Boston. In doing so, Boston North Cancer Association will help improve the health and well being of cancer patients and cancer survivors. To this end, Boston North Cancer Association will award up to $10,000 in professional development grants.
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Scholarships

The Boston North Cancer Association sponsors a scholastic Scholarship Program designed to assist promising North Shore students in overcoming the challenges and hardships posed by cancer so they may achieve their dreams of higher education. The scholarship program also advances improved methods of cancer treatment and prevention by means of assisting medical school students. Boston North Cancer Association awards two $3,500 scholarships, plus a $7,500 scholarship in the spring of each year. Individual scholarships listed below. Click here for more information on our scholarship program

The David J. Solimine, Sr. Honorary Scholarship

Awarded annually to a college-bound North Shore* high school senior who is a cancer survivor or is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.
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Hope Begins Here Scholarship

Awarded annually to a college-bound North Shore* high school senior whose parent either passed away from cancer, survived cancer during the applicant’s childhood years, or is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. This scholarship is awarded in honor of the annual recipient of the Boston North Cancer Association’s Hope Begins Here Award.
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*Please note: See applications for eligible cities and towns.

The F. John Bargoot, MD Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a medical school student who resided and completed high school on the North Shore* and has a demonstrated interest in cancer treatment and prevention.
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About Us

History of the Organization

Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. (formerly Lynn Cancer Association, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that provides North Shore communities with resources for cancer treatment, prevention, care and education. The history of the Association dates back to 1926, when the Education Committee in Lynn was established under the Cancer Control Program enacted by the Massachusetts Legislature. The committee worked diligently to publicize symptoms of cancer, and it was incorporated as a charitable organization in 1944 under the leadership of Carolyn Engler as The Lynn Cancer Association, Inc. As the result of continued growth and to better reflect its commitment to serving all of the communities located within the North Shore of Massachusetts, the Association was officially renamed the Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. in 2011

Board of Directors

BNCA Board Members
Front L to R: Marion Garfinkel, RN, Kevin S. McCarthy, Esq., Susan McCarthy, Barbara Bargoot Sarno, Marie C. Kelleher, Carmela Mancini, DO, Joan Mahoney, RN, Janel Woodhouse, Adria Leach, David J. Solimine Sr., Justine Chamberlin; Back L to R: Dianna Fisher, RN, Mary Barbuzzi, Teri Hall, Joseph Majchrzak, Vincent Leach. Not pictured: Herbert H. Leventhal, MD

Officers

Susan McCarthy, President | Kevin S. McCarthy, Esq., Vice President | Vincent Leach, Recording Secretary | Marie C. Kelleher, Treasurer | Janel Woodhouse, Assistant Treasurer

Directors

Mary Barbuzzi, Dianna Fisher, RN, Marion Garfinkel, RN, Teri Hall, Adria Leach, Herbert H. Leventhal, MD, Joan Mahoney, RN Carmela Mancini, DO, Joseph Majchrzak, Barbara Bargoot Sarno, David J. Solimine Sr.

Honorary Directors

Norma Poole, Edward W. Rhodes Jr., Calantha Sears

Development Manager

Justine Chamberlin

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Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

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"All of us have been touched in some way by cancer, be it by our own diagnosis or that of a friend or family member. Please make hope and healing from cancer possible for those in need with a tax-deductible donation to the Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. today. Your generous support makes tomorrow possible for North Shore residents affected by cancer."

Sincerely, Susan McCarthy, Board President

Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

How Boston North Cancer Association helps others:
Dear Boston North Cancer Association, Thank you so much for awarding me 
the generous David J. Solimine Sr. Honorary Scholarship. It means so much more to me and my family..(click to read more)

Gillian Guerin

David J. Solimine Sr. Honorary Scholarship Recipient
I am honored to have the opportunity to share my story with the Boston North Cancer Association community. Receiving my scholarship in 2013 allowed me to leap over adversity and begin on the path to a successful career. My story starts...(click to read more)

Andrew Gibson

Hope Begins Here Scholarship Recipient
Anyone who knew my dad would describe him as an insightful, clever, and giving person. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need, whether it be offering his spot-on advice or help with your math homework. It only seems fitting for me to share a bit about my dad with all of you...(click to read more)

Erin Curley

Hope Begins Here Scholarship Recipient
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