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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.


National Healthcare Decisions Day – Tuesday, April 16th, 2019. A national initiative to inspire, educate, and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning.

Comedy Show Benefit for the Marla Lamb Fund – Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 8 pm at the Dreamland. Tickets available now. “The Mouth of Old South” Brian Glowacki returns home to raise money for the Marla Ceely Lamb Cancer Travel Fund. He’s been spreading his brand of mischief all over the country and will finally bring the show back to where it all began. He’ll be sharing all new stories about his crazy life for all to enjoy.


Annual Dreamcatcher Dinner and Auction – Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Nantucket Yacht Club – Our major annual fundraising event. Tickets on sale April 9th. Advance tickets with underwriting support available anytime. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raw bar, and silent auction begin at 6. Seating is limited so reserve your seats early. If you’re not able to attend, you can still participate by purchasing a Dream Ticket and by bidding on silent auction and live auction items online!


Swim Across America’s Annual Nantucket Island Swim – Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at Jetties Beach – A fun and inspiring celebration of those we love fighting cancer and the family, friends, and community who support them. Proceeds are divided among PASCON and Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Registration is open. All are encouraged to participate. Swim, kayak, volunteer, fundraise, or donate. Kids Splash, 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 1 mile, and 4 mile options. The 4 mile swim is scheduled for Saturday, August 17th, 2019 for a smaller group.


A number of events happen annually during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to benefit PASCON and/or the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund. We’ll add events as we hear about them.

24 Hour Run – Usually a Saturday/Sunday in late September or early October. Local athlete and inspiration Jules Embry-Pelrine has run continuously around the island for 24 hours every year since 2013 to raise funds for the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund. In 2018 he ran over Columbus Day weekend, beginning Saturday, October 6th at 10 am at the Lighthouse School on Rugged Road. Check Jules’ Facebook page as he sometimes posts info. and details. Help support Jules’ efforts by joining him on a portion of his run (view map), cheering him on when he passes by day and night, and donating to the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund. In 2017 and 2018 his run coincided with the Annual Nantucket Half Marathon and he ended his 24 hour run with the 1/2 marathon!

Annual Yoga for PASCON – Typically held later in the month, the benefit yoga class was hosted by Nantucket Island Resorts at their White Elephant Village Ballroom (19 N Water St) in 2016 and 2017. A donation-based yoga practice with Caitlin Marcoux sponsored by Nantucket Island Resorts to raise funds in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of all island cancer patients. $15 suggested donation. All levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Practice will include a flowing yoga practice, seated meditation, and breath work & visualization to promote and restore a deep sense of well-being and community belonging.

Play in the Pink Games – a week of Nantucket Whaler sports events typically held the second week of the month. Contact our office, the Nantucket Booster Club, or the Nantucket Whaler Athletic Department for details.


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

Annual Daffodil Planting – Typically held on a Saturday morning in early November. The 2018 planting was on Main Street in ‘Sconset. Each year thousands of daffodils are planted in different locations across the island to honor our volunteers and caregivers who work tirelessly year-round to care for patients and loved ones. Since 2007 PASCON has planted over 75,000 bulbs along Nantucket’s roads and bikepaths. Local landscape companies, students, community groups, and the general public help plant.

Marla Ceely Lamb Fund Annual Fundraiser – Historically a Mother’s Day event, 2015 marked the fundraiser’s move to November. The 26th Annual was held Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 5 pm at Faregrounds Restaurant. Music by the Shep Cats, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, and a 50/50 raffle with a $20 suggested donation. Call Meredith at (508) 317-7679 for more information.

Annual Tree of Remembrance Service – Sunday, November 24th, 2019 – Held each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving at 4 pm in the garden of the Jared Coffin House with a reception following at Dune. A special event marking the beginning of the holiday season. Scallop shells are provided to write names of those we wish to remember and are then placed on the tree. This brief but moving interfaith ceremony is a peaceful and special way to memorialize and honor loved ones who have died. All are welcome.


Annual Art Show – formerly “Mystery Art Show” – Thursday, December 5th – Saturday, Dec. 7th, 2019 at Quidley & Company on Main Street. Bidding opens at noon on Thursday and closes at 4 pm on Saturday. Highest bidders announced at 4 pm Saturday. Hosted by Quidley & Company and sponsored by Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. New format in 2015. No advance purchase and no lottery tickets. A simple silent auction to benefit both the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund and Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket.


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

Grief Support Group
Held biweekly in the afternoon in our office. Please call to indicate interest and to confirm date/time.

“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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