Meetings almost weekly now as we prepare for May Golf Tournament, May Poker/Turtle Walk and our Celebration of Life dinner in June. Please see updates and forms under the events section and feel free to contact any of us if you have any questions. We are growing and are still looking for help in any shape or form.....items for raffles, donations for Chinese auctions, donations for recipients in need of financial assistance. If you can come to a meeting - next one is 4/26/16 at 6 pm at American Legion Post 1619 downstairs. All are welcome and not expected to attend every meeting or function, just help when you can, where and however you can. Please spread the word about our upcoming events. Like and share us on Facebook, we need all the promotion we can get. If anyone knows of an empty venue...space large enough for 15-20 people to meet and would let us use it for our meetings - please contact me at email@example.com. Its hard going from one location to another and finding one that does not have something going on at the time and we cannot talk or hear what we are trying to cover in our meetings. In the local Plattsburgh/Morrisonville area would be ideal. Thank you.
Had a wonderful meeting at the Ground Round Restaurant last night ! They are one of our generous sponsors. We welcome with open arms Barbara Rock and Jim & Michele Lamarche to our little, but growing group. THANK YOU !!! We have a few very busy months/events coming up and need all the help we can get. Please note them under the "up coming events" section. We need a band for June 4th, the one we had can no longer meet the obligation so if anyone knows of anyone, please send me a text at 518-578-1290 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you Lauren Lemos for filling in as secretary. We have bracelets and key chains for sale, you can also contact me and I will get for you or please stop in at Classy Images on Weed Street, where our sponsor has them all on display. We just ordered a couple more of the colors we were out of and should have them shortly. They are similar to the Ani bracelets, are $20 ea; 2 for $35 and key chains are $10 ea. We are also seeking help with our website, not user friendly so if anyone could help or knows anyone, would be greatly appreciated.
Plattsburgh Senior High School's National Honor Society is required every year to orchestrate an event in which the money raised is donated to an organization of their choice. They chose us, the North Country Cancer Fund !! They held an open skate at the American-Can North Sports Center and asked for donations and raised $264.85 !!!! I am amazed and so proud of our youth in this community and thankful beyond words for allowing us to be your charity of choice. The need is so great, so many people suffering from this disease. Kevin Dandrow, Devin Clarke and the National Honor Society of PSHS, THANK YOU. Anyone seeing this please SHARE this post.
1/17/16 -Bowl a Thon at North Bowl Lanes was a HUGE success, the event far exceeded our expectations. Thank you to all our sponsors, bowlers, donations, volunteers and North Bowl Lanes. The money raised from our events enables us to continue to give to applicants and their families during the trying times of treatment and other expenses from cancer. All monies raised stays in Clinton, Essex and Franklin NY counties. Jason Ashline was the winner of the generator; Katelyn Carpenter won the $500 gas/cash card; Pam Reyell won the 50/50 drawing at 1 pm and Bill Sapel won the 50/50 drawing at 3 pm and graciously donated his winnings back to us. We are very thankful to each and every one of you, thank you for making the day a success for us. God Bless you all. Please promote and support our sponsors and watch the web for upcoming events. Also, anyone out there willing to lend a hand at an event (you do not have to come to every meeting or sign your life away), please let us know. We just don't have enough hands and bodies to do all that is required to ensure successful events .
January 10, 2016; our first Sip & Paint at Post 1619 was a fun day! We had 23 ladies and children come and support us. Pictures attached. Next event Thursday 1/14/16 = Spaghetti Dinner at Big Earl's Restaurant @ 4 pm $10 donation and then BOWL a THON Sunday 1/17/16, still have openings for 3 pm shift = $125 for team of 5, Chinese Auction, 50-50, Tickets for generator.
At our last meeting 1/6/16; Tom Douglas was voted in as our Vice President and we also welcomed Renee Petrashune to the group. Our next meeting will be to discuss the Sip & Paint, Spaghetti Dinner and finalize the Bowl a Thon. That meeting will be 1/13/16 at 6 pm downstairs at Post 1619. We need members, we need items for our Chinese Auctions and will accept them year round, contact a member and we will gladly pick them up and all are tax deductible. We always need monetary donations, as there are so many people dealing with cancer in our communities.
I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME A FEW NEW PEOPLE TO OUR COMMITTEE: (President)-Julie Serra, (appropriations committee)-Cindy Green, (helping with web master) (Treasurer)-Sherry Facteau, (Secretary), (Events Coordinator)-Gail Giroux, (assisting all projects)-Michael Serra
North Country Cancer Fund Mission Statement:
It is the on-going mission of the North Country Cancer Fund to
raise money and supply financial assistance to families of Clinton, Franklin,
and Essex Counties of New York who have a family member touched by this dreaded
disease. We will continue to assist families along as funds are available or
this disease has been vanquished. We are dedicated to working hard for the
people of the North Country and being able to provide some financial support as
Please check out our sponsor page, upcoming events page, and if
you are a family in need the application for assistance located in the
Application and Forms Page. As we get pictures from our events we hold we will
post them. If you have pictures you would like to allow us to post please feel
free to contact our Web Master Dawn Morrow or any of the Board Members listed on
the Contact page.
Again, the North Country Cancer Fund's assistance is
not possible without the help of our neighbors, friends, and coworkers here in
the north country.....THANK YOU for all of you who take the time and effort to
help these Families...
Over the past 10 years the North Country has seen a rise in
the number of families that have been touched in some way with cancer. This year
we will continue to offer as much assistance as we can to help ease the burden
to these families. North Country Cancer Fund was established in 2007 by Thomas
Douglas and Rodney Provost and in the past 5 years we have given out over
$100,000 to over 140 families in the Clinton, Essex, and Franklin County
All monies collected are kept in the local area to help pay for
non-medical expenses. The committee has a non-for-profit account at TD North
This year we are planning on many activities to help raise money
for our community.
Please feel free to look through our web page and our face
Web page-Northcountrycancerfund.co or face book page-north
country cancer fund, friend us or like us.