Cancer sucks. Period.
People, organizations and companies that work to help people touched by cancer – AWESOME!
Today we are going to highlight some folks who are Doing Good and deserve to be in the spotlight…
The Cancer Connection
The Cancer Connection is a wonderful organization located in Northampton, MA. Cancer Connection offers a haven where people living with cancer, their families and their caregivers can all learn how to cope with their changed lives and bodies and emotional turmoil by sharing strategies and resources. There are clearly huge physical aspects to cancer, but it is important to understand that there are also mental and spiritual issues that need to be addressed.
There are plenty of organizations that provide specific medical treatments for people living with cancer. While these organizations are great, Cancer Connection looks well beyond just the physical needs of people living with cancer. Sometimes a deep massage can help someone feel better and reduce the endless stress of cancer treatments. Perhaps a grandmother with cancer wants to make sure she can read books to her grand kids for years to come. Cancer Connection can arrange to have a video made of the grandmother reading children’s books. Really, what could be cooler than that?
Here is the amazing part…do you know what the cost is for all these services? Nothing! That’s right Cancer Connection offers all of its services for free. If cancer has touched your life and you need some help, the last thing you want to be doing is battling with insurance companies, so the Cancer Connection is there for you, free of charge, period. So how does Cancer Connection come up with money to provide all these great resources? That is where people like Monte come in…
Monte Belmonte of The River and his Cancer Connection Campout X
Right here in Northampton, MA on 3/8/16 – Monte, a radio DJ for WRSI 93.9 FM The River will start camping out by the old courthouse in town. Monte actually hates camping, but luckily he hates cancer even more than camping. So, for the 10th year Monte is doing his Cancer Connection Campout X. He has pledged not to leave the courthouse lawn until he has raised $100,000 for the Cancer Connection.
How do you encourage people to donate and support the Cancer Connection? That is where the toys come in…
Toy Companies Donate Awesome Toys To Encourage Donations
We made a couple of calls to ask some toy companies to donate toys, so we could use them as an incentive to get people to donate more.
Do you know what we promised the toy companies in exchange for this donation?
Still, we got so many great toys – from some awesome companies who simply believe in doing the right thing. Check out this quick video –
The toy companies had no idea we would be doing this post or video – they simply wanted to help the Cancer Connection and asked for nothing in return – which we think is AWESOME.
If you want to support companies that do the right thing, here are our toy partners…
A huge THANK YOU to these companies – let’s support companies that do good.
Yes, You Can Help As Well
You can donate to the Cancer Connection and help Monte get out of his tent and back to his comfy bed. Here is how to donate –
Or Call – 1-413-582-5200