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Hope Begins Here 10th Anniversary reception honoring Lorraine A. Sacco
Hope Begins Here

10th Anniversary Hope Begins Here Awards Reception

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 Lorraine A. Sacco (of Lynnfield), Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Reid R. Sacco  Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Alliance and Reid’s Ride, in recognition of her deep commitment for over 15 years to meet the  specialized needs of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer.

Also, generous scholarships will be awarded to exceptional students from north of Boston whose lives have been touched by cancer: three $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.

This inspirational event will take place on Thursday, May 7th from 6-9 pm at Danversport in Danvers MA. The awards reception will feature great food, complimentary cocktail period, raffles and live music.

Sponsorships/Tickets for Hope Begins Here Awards Reception

Sponsorships/Tickets for Hope Begins Here Awards Reception
 

THANK YOU TO OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPONSORS

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
 

Treatment Sponsor

The Bargoot Family

Education Sponsor

All Care VNA & Hospice
The Caleb Group
Derek Scheckman Foundation
Supino Insurance Agency, Inc.
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.
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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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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.
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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.

Officers

Susan McCarthy, President | Kevin S. McCarthy, Esq., Vice President | Vincent Leach, Recording Secretary | Marie C. Kelleher, Treasurer | Diane Solomine Edgett, Assistant Treasurer

Directors

Donna Barrett, RN; Adria Duijvesteijn; Dianna Fisher, RN; Marion Garfinkel, RN; Teri Hall; Laurie Hamill; Michael Hope; Herbert H. Leventhal, MD; 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

Calantha Sears

Development Manager

Justine Chamberlin

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.

Please consider donating today!


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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