2021 Hope Begins Here Virtual Reception

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Boston North Cancer Association, Inc.
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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


About the Hope Begins Here Award

Founded in 2011, the Hope Begins Here Award is presented annually to an outstanding leader and advocate for cancer treatment and prevention on the North Shore. In conjunction with this award, Boston North Cancer Association presents a scholarship in honor of each year’s Hope Begins Here Award Honoree to a college-bound North Shore high school senior whose parent passed away from cancer or is undergoing treatment for cancer.


The Hope Begins Here Award past honorees

2020 Hope Begins Here Honoree Lorraine Sacco

2020 Lorraine Sacco

2019 Hope Begins Here Honoree Joel H. Schwartz, MD, FACP

2019 Joel H. Schwartz, MD, FACP

2018 Hope Begins Here Honoree David Solomine

2018 David Solomine, Sr.

2017 Hope Begins Here Honoree Noel DeFilippo, MD

2017 Noel DeFilippo, MD

2016 Hope Begins Here Honoree Rebecca Yang, MD

2016 Rebecca Yang, MD

2016 Hope Begins Here Honoree Andrea McKee, MD

2016 Andrea McKee, MD

2015 Hope Begins Here Honoree Diane T. Stringer

2015 Diane T. Stringer

2014 Hope Begins Here Honoree Herbert Leventhal, MD

2014 Herbert Leventhal, MD

2013 Hope Begins Here Honoree Karen J. Krag, MD

2013 Karen J. Krag, MD

2012 Hope Begins Here Honoree Donald M. Perlman, MD

2012 Donald M. Perlman, MD

2011 Hope Begins Here Honoree Ronald S. Weinger, MD

2011 Ronald S. Weinger, MD