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.

SAVE THE DATE May 2, 2019
Join us for the 9th Annual Hope Begins Here Awards Reception

Hope Begins Here

8th Annual Hope Begins Here Awards Reception

Thank you to our many generous sponsors, past supporters and new friends for joining us on May 3rd for the 8th Annual Hope Begins Here Awards Reception. We truly appreciate your loyal and generous support.

It was a truly inspirational evening as we honored David J. Solimine, Sr. with the prestigious Hope Begins Here Award and awarded scholarships to six outstanding students from the North Shore. (Photo credit: Lightshed Photography)

Click here to view more photos from the 2018 Reception!

 

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, BNCA 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.
Click here to download application

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, BNCA will help improve the health and well-being of cancer patients and cancer survivors. To this end, BNCA will award up to $10,000 in professional development grants.
Click here to download application

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. BNCA awards three $3,500 college scholarships and a $7,500 medical school scholarship in the spring of each year. Individual scholarships listed below.
Applications available January 1st

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.

The Mary Barbuzzi Breast Cancer Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a college-bound North Shore high school senior whose parent is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, survived breast cancer treatment, or passed away from breast cancer.

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.

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.

Officers

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

Directors

Donna Barrett, RN, Jonathan Dean, Diane Solimine Edgett, Dianna Fisher, RN, Marion Garfinkel, RN, Teri Hall, Laurie Hamill, Michael Hope, Mary Knowles, Adria Leach, Herbert H. Leventhal, MD, Joan Mahoney, RN, Carmela Mancini, DO, Joseph Majchrzak, Barbara Bargoot Sarno, David J. Solimine Sr., John Woodward

Honorary Directors

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

Development Manager

Justine Chamberlin

Board of Directors

BNCA Board Members
2018 Board (L-R): Jonathan Dean, Kevin McCarthy, Susan McCarthy, David Solimine, Sr., Mary Knowles, Janel Woodhouse, Marion Garfinkel, Joan Mahoney, Vincent Leach, Marie Kelleher, Adria Leach, Dianna Fisher. Not pictured: Teri Hall, Michael Hope, Dr. Herbert H. Leventhal, Dr. Carmela Mancini, Joseph Majchrzak, Barbara Bargoot Sarno.

BNCA Board Members
2017 Board (Front L to R): Marion Garfinkel, Kevin S. McCarthy, Susan McCarthy, Barbara Bargoot Sarno, Marie C. Kelleher, Dr. Carmela Mancini, Joan Mahoney, Janel Woodhouse, Adria Leach, David J. Solimine Sr., Justine Chamberlin; (Back L to R): Dianna Fisher, Mary Barbuzzi, Teri Hall, Joseph Majchrzak, Vincent Leach. Not pictured: Dr. Herbert H. Leventhal.

Please consider donating today!


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

Donate to Boston North

"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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