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Herbert H. Leventhal

Boston North Cancer Association, Inc.
Introduces New Honorary Scholarship Recognizing
Herbert H. Leventhal, MD

Boston North Cancer Association Inc. is excited to introduce the Herbert H. Leventhal, MD, Honorary Scholarship, commemorating Dr. Leventhal for his more than 49 years of dedicated and compassionate care for cancer patients. The inaugural recipient will be recognized during a virtual ceremony this spring.

The scholarship will be given annually to a college-bound north of Boston 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, and has an interest in pursuing a career in medicine.

Dr. Leventhal was past president and long-serving member of the Boston North Cancer Association’s Board of Directors. He is a board-certified radiologist, radiation oncologist who considers radiation oncology his true passion. Before entering retirement, he treated patients at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, MA, and Lynn Hospital, Lynn, MA.

He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tufts University School of Medicine and completed residencies in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital and in General Radiology at Boston City Hospital and University Hospital with Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Leventhal served as an instructor in the department of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine and as an assistant clinical professor of radiation oncology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

In 1995 he was awarded the Physician of Excellence Award by AtlantiCare Medical Center (Union Hospital). He serves as an active member in the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Boston North Cancer Association, Inc., Fellow American College of Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America.

Dr. Leventhal served our country as a Captain in the United States Army, on active duty from 1967-1969. We are proud to honor him as a former Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. board member, outstanding physician, and friend.

Dr. Leventhal helped change lives, and so can you.
Please consider donating to Boston North Cancer Association in honor of Dr. Leventhal.

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

2020 Hope Begins Here Virtual Awards Presentation

Hope Begins Here

2021 Virtual Awards Presentation

We hope this finds you healthy and well! In these uncertain times we find ourselves in due to COVID-19, the Board of Boston North Cancer Association (BNCA) has made the decision to virtually celebrate the Hope Begins Here Awards Reception in 2021. This decision was made to safeguard the health of our loyal sponsors and attendees, scholarship recipients and their families, grant recipients.

We are excited however to officially recognize our scholarship recipients through our second Virtual Hope Begins Here Awards Presentation in the Spring of 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.



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
Dr. Carmela Mancini and Tim Swigor
Kendra and Dan St. John
Mary Jane and David J. Solimine Sr.
Diane and Alan Edgett

Education Sponsor

All Care VNA & Hospice
The Caleb Group
Derek Sheckman Foundation
Joan and Mark Mahoney
Susan and Kevin S. McCarthy, Esq.
Salem Five Charitable Foundation
Supino Insurance Agency, Inc.
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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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.


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

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