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Below is a list of upcoming and ongoing events.
For additional information on program happenings, contact our program office at 508-825-8325 or by email.
For more information on fundraisers, please contact the foundation office by email.


Annual Wine Tasting Dinner – After two years at Dune with the fabulous Michael Getter, we’re taking a year off. We hope to try out a new spot in 2016 so stay tuned for more details. Seating is always limited and reservations are required.


Annual Mother’s Day Fundraiser – Benefiting The Marla Ceely Lamb Cancer Travel Fund. After 22 years, the Mother’s Day Fundraiser is on hiatus until further notice. We’ll keep you posted on future events as details develop. The 22nd Annual Dinner was held May 9, 2014 at Faregrounds Restaurant from 6-9 pm and featured hors d’oeuvres, silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and more with a $10 suggested donation. Call (508) 317-7679 for more information on future events.

Annual Dreamcatcher Dinner and Auction – Historically in June, but this year’s event will be on May 31st. Our major fundraising event held each year at lovely Galley Beach!  Cocktails and silent auction begin at 6. Tickets on sale April 15th. Seating is limited so reserve your seats early.


Annual Dreamcatcher Dinner and Auction – See May.

Annual Kelly Culkins West Walk for Travel – Sunday, June 21st – Benefiting The Marla Ceely Lamb Cancer Travel Fund. 2015 marks the 8th Annual Walk for Travel. Registration between 10 and 11. Walk begins at 11. Faregrounds Restaurant to Surfside Beach and Back with a Cookout to follow. $10 for non-walkers and $5 for children. Contact our office for more information, (508) 825-8325.


Nautican Foundation’s 8th Annual Summer Soiree – Saturday, August 8th at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. Featuring Perfect Day Band. A great evening of cocktails, dancing, and fun in support of PASCON. Each year the Nautican Foundation chooses a different charity to support. PASCON is the beneficiary for 2015. This event sells out each year, so buy your tickets early.

Swim Across America’s Annual Nantucket Island Swim – Saturday, August 22nd at 8 am – A fun and inspiring celebration of those we love fighting cancer and the family, friends, and community who support them. Participate in the 1/2 mile swim, 1 mile swim, or Kids’ Splash. All are welcome. Kayakers, volunteers, and fundraisers also needed. A portion of the proceeds goes to PASCON and the rest to Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Visit Swim Across America for more information, to register, or to donate.


National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and National Family Caregivers Month are both in November.

Annual Daffodil Planting Each year thousands of daffodils are planted in different locations across the island. Last year’s planting was on Saturday, November 8th on Hummock Pond Road across from Somerset Lane.

Annual Tree of Remembrance Service - Held each year at 4 pm on the Sunday before Thanksgiving in the garden of the Jared Coffin House.


Nantucket’s Mystery Art ShowHeld each year on Christmas Stroll weekend at Quidley & Company on Main Street. Sponsored by Quidley & Company, Nantucket Frame Center, and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. Last year we changed things up a bit. It was on Saturday, December 6th from 5-7, rather than on Friday. And rather than waiting in line all afternoon, we tried a tiered lottery system. Tickets were purchased ahead of time at different price points. For $500, you received one of the first 10 numbers and were one of the first 10 to choose a piece off the wall. For $250, you received one of the second 10 numbers (11-20) and were one of the second group of 10 to choose your piece. For $125, you were in the third group of randomly selected numbers. Tickets could be purchased beginning Friday, December 5th at noon and the lottery began at 5 pm on Saturday. Tickets are always limited as artwork is limited. Benefits the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund, not Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket.


Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
Held on the last Friday of each month at 1 pm. Offered by Our Island Home Staff at Our Island Home. Please call 508-228-0462 for further information.

CARES Program
A program specifically for people with memory impairment and their care partners. Registration is required. Held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 10:30 to noon at the Nantucket Public Safety Facility. Offered by Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod & the Islands. Please call 508-775-5656 for more information.

Coping with Cancer Support Group
Held every other Monday from 1-2:30 pm in our office.

“Time Out” Caregivers’ Support Group
Held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 1-2:30 pm in our office.

Funded by the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, the Palliative & Supportive Care Program is operated as a department of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Partners HealthCare. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care to persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

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