Hope Begins Here
Save the Date, Hope Begins Here Awards Reception May 2, 2019
Click here to view more photos from the 2018 Hope Begins Here Reception!

Sponsorships/Tickets for Hope Begins Here Awards Reception

Please visit the following links for Hope Begins Here sponsorship opportunities and event summary.
Click here to download a printable RSVP for this year's event if you'd like to pay by mail.

Special thanks to our 2019 sponsors

Title Sponsor

North Shore Medical Center Logo
Beth Israel Lahey Health Logo
Scholarship Sponsor
Care Dimensions logo
Commonwealth Radiology Associates
Solomine Funeral Home Logo
 
Education Sponsor
The Caleb Group
Derek Scheckman Foundation
Maria & Gary Leach
Arlene & Herbert H. Leventhal, MD
Joan and Mark Mahoney
Dr. Donald and Cynthia Perlman
Mary Jane and David Solimine, Sr.
YMCA of Metro North
 

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, 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.
Click here for scholarship details and applications


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, 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 Director

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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