Ways to Help

There are so many ways you can help Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket. We provide all of our services free to our community so your help is key to our success. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization, EIN 27-2969889. Donations are deductible to the extent allowable by law.


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Attend one of our Fundraisers


Dreamcatcher – Our major annual fundraising event kicking off the summer with terrific auction items and moving sunset tribute dedications. Donations and underwriting support greatly appreciated during this difficult time.


Swim Across America’s Annual Nantucket Island Swim – A fun and inspiring celebration of those we love fighting cancer and the family, friends, and community who support them. This event has been historically held in August, but moved to July in 2021 in hopes of avoiding jellyfish. Proceeds are divided among PASCON and Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Registration opens in January. All are encouraged to participate. Swim, kayak, volunteer, fundraise, or donate. Kids Splash, 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 1 mile, and 4 mile (individual and 2-person relay) options. The 4 mile swim is one week before the main swim and is open to a smaller group with greater fundraising requirements. Contact one of the event co-chairs, Jill Roethke or Jim Pignato, if interested.


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.

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.


Marla Ceely Lamb Fund Annual Fundraiser – Historically held in mid-May or mid-November at Faregrounds Restaurant. Music, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, and a 50/50 raffle with a $20 suggested donation. The 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID. We’re not yet sure about plans for 2021. Call Meredith at (508) 317-7679 for more information.


Art Show – Wednesday, December 1st – Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2021. Typically held at Quidley & Company on Main Street, but may be virtual due to COVID. 2020’s Show was on the 32auctions site. Bidding usually opens at noon on Wednesday or Thursday and closes on Saturday, late afternoon or early evening. Hosted by Quidley & Company and sponsored by Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. Benefits both the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund and Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket.


Support PASCON or the Marla Lamb Fund with an online donation. You may make your donation in honor or memory of someone if you wish.

To donate goods or services to one of our events or to donate stock, please email us.

Donate Artwork

Each year we auction 50-100 original works at our Annual Art Show. Donate your own work or an original from your private collection. Contact us to find out more.

Donate Items, Gift Certificates, Unique Experiences

Our Annual Dreamcatcher event includes a silent and a live auction. We are always especially interested in unique and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Please email us if you have something you think would do well in our auction.

Estate Planning

Make a lasting contribution to Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation (PASCON) and help ensure that we can continue to provide crucial services to the Nantucket community.

  • Include PASCON in your will or revocable living trust
  • Name PASCON as beneficiary of your bank account, retirement account, pension plan, or insurance policy.
  • Donate securities (i.e., stock), personal property, real estate, and insurance policies.

Learn More

Give in Lieu of Favors

Having a big celebration? Hosting a wedding or bar mitzvah? Rather than cookies or candles, give your guests a favor that means something to you. Honor your guests with a donation in their name.

Making a donation in lieu of favors is simple. Submit your donation by mail, over the phone, or online and provide the details of your event. You may choose to notify your guests of your donation in a letter or on a card you place at their seat. If you would like personalized cards from PASCON, simply provide a list of names. We ask that you make your contribution at least 1 month prior to your event so that we may get the cards to you in plenty of time. We also ask that you contribute a minimum of $2/guest if we are printing the cards. There is no minimum if you are producing the favors yourself.

Include us in Your Registry

Getting married, celebrating a birthday or anniversary? Include us in your registry by simply asking people to donate or through an online site like Just Give.

Matching Gift Programs

You can double and sometimes triple the impact of your donation through your company’s matching gift program. Many companies have matching gift programs for employees; some even match for retirees and spouses. Check with your company to see if they will match your gift. They will give you a form which you can fill out and send to us along with your donation. You may also send the form after you donate. In most cases you may submit the form at any time during the year of your donation. We will fill out our portion of the form and mail it back to your company who will then send us a matching gift. It’s that simple. There’s no reason not to do it.

Please send donations and completed forms to:

Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation
57 Prospect St
Nantucket, MA 02554

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 508-825-8325 or email us at info@pascon.org.

Organize a Fundraiser

Run a race, climb a mountain, have a party, grow your hair … the possibilities are endless!

Anything you enjoy doing and any challenge you undertake can be turned into a fundraiser.
Organize and ask your friends for support by yourself or using online resources like:

Remember Loved Ones with a Memorial Planting

For those grieving, it can be a healing experience. It is a symbol of love that can be enjoyed by generations to come. It creates a place to relax and feel closer to the person who has passed. And for those who want to show their love and support for the family, there are few more meaningful gifts.

Choose a shrub, daffodils, or a tree with a plaque bearing your loved one’s name. We will work with you to pick out the type of shrub or tree and to determine the best time and place for the planting. With your gift the recipient will receive a sympathy card with words of your own choosing, a short letter explaining the gift, and a certificate of planting.

Sell on Ebay

Cleaning out your house? Finally clearing off your shelf of vintage lunchboxes? Sell your things on Ebay and donate a percentage – up to 100% – to us.

Share Your Story

If you’ve had personal experience with us, provide a testimonial we can use on our site. Email us at info@pascon.org.

Shop Online

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Spread the Word

Please help spread the word about our services.

Our services are free and are available to everyone living on Nantucket. Unfortunately, not everyone knows that we’re here for them and we want to help. Please encourage those you know who might need our services to give us a call.

Like us on Facebook!

Send a letter or email to your friends.

If you’ve had personal experience with us, provide a testimonial we can use on our site. Email us at info@pascon.org.


Our Foundation needs help with various tasks throughout the year including some of its special events. If you’d like to be added to our list of volunteers, please email us.

Patient care volunteers are a crucial part of our program, providing much-needed respite to caregivers as well as companionship to patients, among many other things. A full day of training (or more) is required of all patient care volunteers. To learn more or to be added to the list of potential volunteers, please call or email us.

We thank you for all of your efforts.

We can’t continue to fund all of our services and provide them free-of-charge to our community without your help.

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