Hope Begins Here 2021

July Calendar Raffle

Chances $20 each or 3 for $50
All proceeds support Boston North Cancer Association Cancer Scholarships
Daily Prizes Valued at $50 or more! Use the link below to purchase tickets!
In the month of July there will be a drawing each day and the winners will be posted on our Facebook page, AND if you win, your name will be put back in the pot so you can win more than once!
Click here to check out the prizes for each day. Thanks to All of Our Donors!

Sponsorship/Raffles for Virtual Hope Begins Here 2021

2021 Virtual Awards Presentation

We are excited to officially recognize our scholarship recipients through our second Virtual Hope Begins Here Awards Presentation June 30, 2021. More than $20,000 in scholarships will be presented to high-achieving high school seniors heading off to college and an outstanding medical school student — all impacted by cancer and deserving of this special recognition. We think you will agree when you ‘meet’ them online!

Thank you for supporting BNCA! With your generosity we will be able to continue to fund scholarships, community grants, and sponsorships, and to make Hope Begins Here a reality for many impacted by cancer in our communities north of Boston.

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

Hope Begins Here

2020 Hope Begins Here Virtual Awards Presentation


Title Sponsor

Beth Israel Lahey Health Logo North Shore Medical Center Logo Charles Mastronardi Charitable Foundation

Scholarship Sponsor

Care Dimensions logo
Solomine Funeral Home Logo

The Barbuzzi Family


Treatment Sponsor

The Bargoot Family
Justin and Melissa D’Aveta
Diane and Alan Edgett
Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Leventhal
Dr. Carmela Mancini and Tim Swigor
Mary Jane and David J. Solimine Sr.
Kendra and Dan St. John

Education Sponsor

The Caleb Group
Thomas Kingston, MD
Karen Krag, MD
Joan and Mark Mahoney
Susan and Kevin S. McCarthy, Esq.
OCL Family Charitable Foundation
Derek Sheckman Foundation

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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.
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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, 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.
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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.


Susan McCarthy, President | Kevin S. McCarthy, Esq., Vice President | Vincent Leach, Recording Secretary |  Diane Solimine Edgett, Treasurer


Donna Barrett, RN; Adria Duijvesteijn; Dianna Fisher, RN; Marion Garfinkel, RN; Teri Hall; Laurie Hamill; Michael Hope; Joan Mahoney, RN; Carmela Mancini, DO; Joseph Majchrzak; Barbara Bargoot Sarno; David J. Solimine Sr.; Dan St. John, Kendra St. John; Lisa Whelan, RN; Janel Woodhouse; and John Woodward.

Honorary Director

Herbert H. Leventhal, MD

Calantha Sears

Board of Directors

BNCA Board Members
2019 Board: (l-r seated) Diane Solimine Edgett, Susan McCarthy, David J. Solimine, Sr., Dr. Carmela Mancini; (l-r standing) Kevin McCarthy, Michael Hope, John Woodward, Barbara Bargoot Sarno, Marion Garfinkel, Joan Mahoney, Marie Kelleher, Dianna Fisher, Teri Hall, Janel Woodhouse, Laurie Hamill. Not pictured: Donna Barrett, Mary Knowles, Adria Leach, Vincent Leach, Dr. Herbert H. Leventhal, Joseph Majchrzak.

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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
Contact Us
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Boston North Cancer Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 3153
Peabody, MA 01960

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