Annual Appeal

HOPE BEGINS HERE 2017 ANNUAL APPEAL

As you may know, a cornerstone of Boston North Cancer Association (BNCA) is to provide three scholarships each year to deserving North Shore students who have or have had cancer; whose parents have been treated for cancer; or who are pursuing a medical degree related to cancer. In 2017 we had 20+ qualified scholarship applicants that regrettably we were unable to assist. In an effort to support more students, the new Honorary Scholarships Program allows an individual/group to fund a ‘named’ $1,000 scholarship in honor or in memory of a loved one, friend, colleague, or anyone of your choosing. Alternatively, you can donate to our three established scholarships funded through many pooled individual contributions. All scholarships will be awarded at the Hope Begins Here Awards Reception honoring David J. Solimine, Sr. in May 2018.

The Annual Appeal funds many other BNCA programs that may be worthy of your support, including:

‘Radiant Wraps’ for radiation treatment patients at Lahey Sophia Gordon Cancer Center
Cancer screening machines at twenty-six local high schools from Melanoma Education Foundation
‘Challenge Unlimited’ cancer survivor retreats at Ironstone Farm Equine Encounters
Educational training opportunities for improved cancer detection, treatment and care

 

Click here for details on how BNCA is making a difference in the lives of many throughout the North Shore. You too can make a difference to these impactful programs by donating to the 2017 Annual Appeal online or by mail with a printable donation card.

On behalf of the many living with cancer, thank you for your consideration. Hope does begin here!

For more information on our programs or to discuss the NEW Honorary Scholarships Program, please contact Justine Chamberlin at jfchamberlin@bostonnorthcancer.org

 

Our Mission

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.

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.

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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Hope Begins Here Award Ceremony

7th Annual Hope Begins Here Awards Reception

2017 Hope Begins Here Award Recipient Dr. Noel DeFilippo

May 4th proved to be a truly inspirational evening at the 7th Annual Hope Begins Here Awards Reception when the BNCA Board honored Dr. Noel P. DeFelippo as an outstanding physician with the Hope Begins Here Award for his more than 30 years of excellence and dedication in the treatment and care of patients with urological cancer throughout the North Shore. Hundreds of supporters, friends, family and colleagues alike, applauded Dr. DeFelippo as the recipient of this distinguished award. Dr. DeFelippo practices at Urology Consultants of the North Shore in Salem and Mass General North in Danvers, and resides in Swampscott.

Four outstanding students from the North Shore were also recognized with the following awards: $3,500 Hope Begins Here Scholarship to Arthur Kautz, Swampscott High School; two $3,500 David J. Solimine Sr. Honorary Scholarships to Alicia Luongo, Saugus High School, and Cassidy Woods of Wakefield, Bishop Fenwick High School; and $7,500 F. John Bargoot, MD Memorial Scholarship to Stewart Pine, a 2010 Newburyport HS graduate, currently attending Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Hosting these young scholars with their families, hearing their stories, and seeing their promise for a brighter future, was truly moving.

Click here for photos of the 7th Annual Hope Begins Here Awards Reception!

Click here for more information about the Hope Begins Here Award

 

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 

Special thanks to all of our 2017 sponsors!!

Corporate Sponsors:

Title Sponsors

The Charles Mastronardi Foundation

 

Scholarship Sponsors

Care Dimensions logo
Eastern Bank

 

Treatment Sponsor
The Bargoot Family
Kelly Connelly
Arlene and Herbert H. Leventhal, MD
Solimine Funeral Homes – Solimine Family

 

Education Sponsor
All Care VNA & Hospice
Freedom Home Care
Maryanne and Peter Sheckman, MD
David J. Solimine, Sr.
Urology Consultants of the North Shore, Inc.

 

Event Patron
Finneus, Inc. – Mark Finneran
Myra and Jeffrey Newton, MD
Dr. Carmela Mancini
Statewide Communications, Inc.– Mario Costa

 

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
My father was the healthiest, strongest man I knew. He climbed mountains his whole life and loved camping, taking myself and my three siblings adventuring for a week every summer. He was never sick, and rarely missed a day of work. So in October of 2012, when his face started puffing up...(click to read more)

Hayley Greenslade

Hope Begins Here Scholarship Recipient
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