The board of directors of The Tomorrow Fund has elected Lisa Abbenante as its new board president. Mrs. Abbenante has served on the board of directors the last 4 years. She has served on The Tomorrow Fund Ball Committee and has acted as the Fantasy Ball’s auction Co-Chair for two years.
11th Annual Tomorrow Fund Stroll
Please join The Tomorrow Fund on April 28th, 2013 for their 11th Annual Tomorrow Fund Stroll located in the Garden City Center of Cranston, RI. Registration will start at 8:45 am and the stroll at 10:00am.
For any other questions please call The Tomorrow Fund at 401-444-8811
Joey Conway, a senior at Coventry High School presented a check for $933 to Kathy Connolly and Barbara Ducharme from his Annual 32,000 Christmas Light display fundraiser.
The Pharmacy Department at the hospital hosted a departmental raffle with the intentions of donating the proceeds to benefit a well deserving charity – The Tomorrow Fund. They raffled off 5 different themed baskets all of which were donated by the pharmacy staff. Tickets were sold within the department throughout the week.
Presenting the check to Barbara Ducharme:
Karen Nolan, Meau Ainley, Sarah Cabral, Mary Lattanzi and Barbara Ducharme, Executive Director of The Tomorrow Fund
Providence College “Basketball Classic” fundraising event on November 12, 2012. A group of students from Providence College in a sports marketing class sponsored a basketball game for Tomorrow Fund kids and siblings during half time at the Providence College basketball game at the Dunkin Donut Center. They raised over $3,200. Presenting the check to Kathy Connolly, Development Director and Barbara Ducharme, Executive Director for The Tomorrow Fund is
Left to right- Colleen Hayes, Michele Kristie, Sarah Dombroski, Emmett Croker, John Andruszkiewicz, Barbara Ducharme, Kathy Connolly and Lauren Kent.
Receiving a check is Barbara Ducharme, Tomorrow Fund Executive Director with Kate Campbell, President of Acoaxet Women’s Golf Association
A grand total of $2,935 was donated to The Tomorrow Fund by the Acoaxet Women’ Golf Association as they sponsored a golf tournament benefiting The Tomorrow Fund. Also included was a donation from a Stella & Dot party sponsored by Liz Opie, Acoaxet member.
On November 3, 2012, The Tomorrow Fund celebrated “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with friends, families and supporters. All came together for a night of dinner, dancing, celebration, and fundraising at the 25th Annual Tomorrow Fund Fantasy Ball.
The Fantasy Ball is the largest and most crucial fund raising event of the year.
Hosted by co-chairs Robert & Janet Capone, Dr. William Cioffi & Dr. Theresa Graves, Honorary Chairs Richard & Sabrina Campanella, the event raised in upwards of $400,000 due to the generosity of corporate and individual partners donating sponsorships and auction merchandise. The silent auction was coordinated by auction chairs Heather Zinni and D’Ann Soullier and the Fantasy Ball Committee.
We would like to thank our major sponsors:
Double Diamond Sponsorship - $25,000
Robert & Kim Markarian
Gold sponsors - $10,000
Capone Investment Group
D’Ambra Construction Co., Inc
Kelliher Corbett Group at Morgan Stanley
Ocean State Video
Stifel Nicolaus & Company/Capone Investment Group
Silver Sponsors- $5,000
E. Turgeon Construction Corporation
The Dawson Group
Pewter Sponsors - $3,000
Amaral Rivite- General Contractors
AmWins Group Benefits
Bliss Properties- Warwick Mall
Deer Brook Development Corporation
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC
MetLife Auto & Home
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC
MSL Facial & Oral Surgery/Artistic Contours
New England Laborer’s Health & Safety Fund and Laborer’s New England Region
Pawtucket Credit Union
Pratt Radiation Oncology Associates
Rhode Island Blood Center
Rhode Island Medical Imaging, Inc./Dept of Diagnostic Imaging
Shanix Technology Inc.
The Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Company
United Healthcare of New England
University Medicine, Inc.
The proceeds from the event will help continue The Tomorrow Fund’s mission to provide financial and emotional support to children with cancer and their families.
ARM Transportation, Inc.
Delta Dental of Rhode Island
Donnelly’s School Apparel
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Open MRI of New England, Inc.
University Orthopedics, Inc.
University Surgical Associates
Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation, “the charitable arm of Oceanstate Financial Services recently hosted a golf tournament benefiting The Tomorrow Fund.
Presenting a check for $25,000 to Kathy Connolly, Development Director for The Tomorrow Fund and to Barbara Ducharme Executive Director is Molly Neville, Executive Director of Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation, Tom Bottone, Financial Advisor for Oceanstate Financial Services and Brian Falconer, Managing Associate for Oceanstate Financial Services.
Photo- Kathy Connolly, Molly Neville, Barbara Ducharme, Tom Bottone and Brian Falconer.
The cause of most childhood cancers are unknown.
On average a treatment for childhood cancer diagnosis is two years.
Cancer treatment can cause serious side effects that may last a lifetime.
The Tomorrow Fund is the only non-profit agency in Rhode Island that provides daily support to pediatric cancer patients and their families, from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment, into recovery and beyond.
In recognition of children with cancer, the State House Dome will be lit in the color gold from September 10th – September 17, 2012.
This special recognition is sponsored by The Tomorrow Fund.
Photo taken at the Oceanstate Financial Services & Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation Charity Golf Classic benefitting The Tomorrow Fund
David Porter- Managing partner of Baystate Financial Services; Tomorrow Fund child Kendra Cimaglia with her parents Kerry and Tony Cimaglia who spoke at the event.
Over $12,000 was raised at this year’s 9th Annual Eric Carl Sjoblom Memorial Golf Tournament. Presenting the check to Barbara Ducharme, Executive Director of The Tomorrow Fund, is Kylie, Victoria, Alex and Donna Sjoblom.
1st Annual Third Base Sports Bar & Grill Motorcycle Run took place on Sunday August 12th. The event raised $1,931.
Presenting the check to Kathy Connolly, Development Director of The Tomorrow Fund
Brian Taylor, Gerry Bastien
Tony Albuquerque, Kathy Connolly
Karen and Richard Raymond
Oceanstate Financial Services & Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation Charity Golf Classic
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Alpine Country Club
251 Pippin Orchard Road
Registration – 10:00am
Shot Gun start- 12:00pm
Lunch is on the course
For more information contact Molly Neville at 617- 585- 4590 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds to benefit The Tomorrow Fund
The children from the Hopkinton Recreation Department hosted a community service car wash to raise money to benefit The Tomorrow Fund. Through their efforts, $102 was raised to help children in need. Nicole Allen, Hopkinton Playground Director stated “It was a truly wonderful experience for our campers, their families and our staff. We are hoping to make this a yearly event.”
The Tomorrow Fund
401- 444- 8811
Riding Into a Better Tomorrow
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Back Alley Pub
1666 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket RI
Registration: 9am- 10:15am
Barbeque – 12:30pm
Bikers - $25 includes BBQ and t-shirt
Riders- $20 includes BBQ
Non-Riders - $25 – BBQ
For more information contact Joseph Daigle at 401- 477-2459
20th Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Pawtucket Red Sox hosted their 3rd Annual “STRIKE OUT CANCER" Bowling event on May 10, 2012.
Again this year the event raised $2,500!
Presenting the check is Hal DeCoursey, intern for the Pawtucket Red Sox, Kathy Connolly, Development Director for The Tomorrow Fund, Dan Belhumeur, Vice President of the Tomorrow Fund Board of Directors and “Cookie” Rojas, General Sales Manager for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
We are so thankful and grateful of our partnership with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Hasbro, Inc. recently sponsor a “Battle of the Buildings Softball Challenge” benefitting The Tomorrow Fund.
Presenting the $5,000 check to Kathy Connolly, Development Director and Barbara Ducharme, Executive Director of The Tomorrow Fund:
Tome Ellison, Jeb Butler, Dave Farrell, Kathy Connolly, Barbara Ducharme, Rob Dube, Maggie Casey and Karen Rowland.
Twin River Casino hosted their annual Rhody 5K Road Race for the 13th consecutive year on June 3, 2012. This year marked a significant fundraising milestone for the race as they announced that to date the race had raised over $1 million dollars to benefit the charities.
The Tomorrow Fund was presented a check for $76,000. We are incredibly lucky to have a partner in Twin River!
In the Rhody 5K photo
Keith MacSoud, President of Lincoln Town Council; Kim Ward, Director of Public & Community Affairs, Twin River Casino; Dan Belhumeur, VP of The Tomorrow Fund Board; Frances DiFiore, President of The Tomorrow Fund Board; Rhody the Rabbit; Barbara Ducharme, Executive Director of the Tomorrow Fund; Rich Reidy, Sr. Account Executive, Siemens/Elite Sponsor; Kathy Connolly, Development Director of The Tomorrow Fund and Craig Sculos, VP & General Manger of Twin River Casino.
Park View Middle School
In the photo
Park View Assistant Principal Mike Crudale; Principal Joe Rotz; Kathy Connolly, Tomorrow Fund Development Director; and Peter Guyon, holding son Grayden and daughter Lily, in front; and Chris Burke.
This was the first year for The Tomorrow Fund/Park View 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The tournament consisted of a boys’ and girls’ bracket with games being played after school on Friday’s for 3 week with the Championship game being held on Mary 21st. The tournament raised $1,000 for The Tomorrow Fund.
The goal for next year is to involve more teams and possibly more middle schools and of course to raise more money for The Tomorrow Fund.
Rhody 5K Road Race
The 13th Annual Rhody 5K Road Race will be run at Twin River Casino on
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012. Registration will take place outside Twin River’s South Entrance from 8am- 9:15am.
Racing starts at:
Men’s/women’s race begin at 9:30am
Kids Race will begin at 10:15 for children age 12 and under (distances depend on age group).
Post race barbeque and awards ceremony will be immediately following in the Twin River Event Center
For more information visit www.rhody5k.com or
call 877–827-4837 ext. 8364.
If you would like to volunteer and help out the day of the race, please contact Dan Belhumeur at email@example.com.
Staff at The Department of children, youth & families held their annual May breakfast. The breakfast raised $1,200 for The Tomorrow Fund.
Pictured above is the department staff and Barbara Ducharme, Executive Director of The Tomorrow Fund and Kathy Connolly, Development Director accepting the donation.
Fiona is an eighth grader at Paul Cuffee School in Providence. Her sister Grace is one of our Tomorrow Fund kids. Fiona's This I Believe essay, on the value of empathy and her experience as the sister of a child with cancer, aired in January on WRNI: Rhode Island's NPR station. Read the Essay
2012 Pawtucket Red Sox
STRIKE OUT CANCER! Bowl- A- Thon
Thursday, May 10th 7PM – 10PM
East Providence Lanes
80 Newport Avenue E Providence
All proceeds to benefit The Tomorrow Fund
Come Bowl with your Favorite PAWSOX Players and Help a GREAT CAUSE!
Includes 3 games with a Pawsox player
Bowling shoes - Food - FUN!!!
Kirstie Urgasan story
For her senior high school project Kirstie Urgasan, a senior at Portsmouth High School, helped run and organize the Annual Varity Show for elementary school students from Hathaway and Melville Elementary and students from Portsmouth Middle School. She also taught a second grade class from Hathaway a song and dance routine that they performed at the Variety Show. Through this Variety Show, Kirstie raised money to support The Tomorrow Fund. She hosted a bake sale, sold Tomorrow Fund pens and bracelets. The videographer also donated $2.00 from every DVD he sold.
Kirstie raised over $1,300.
Kathy Connolly, Development Director for The Tomorrow Fund, Kirstie Urgasan and Barbara Ducharme, Executive Director of The Tomorrow Fund
The 10th Annual Tomorrow Fund Stroll
The Tomorrow Fund Stroll is taking place on Sunday, April 29th at Garden City Shopping Center. Children, adults and families are welcome to collect pledges and “stroll” on behalf of The Tomorrow Fund.
Registration at 8:45
Stroll at 10:00 A.M.
Refreshments and family entertainment following the stroll.
For more information contact The Tomorrow Fund at 401-444-8811 or email kconnolly1@Lifespan.org
Download the Registration Form Click Here
SK80’s Night (80’s Skate Night) Fundraiser On December 9, 2011 A management group from Providence College hosted a SK80’s night at the Providence College Schneider Arena. Students skated to 80’s music on behalf of The Tomorrow Fund. A total of $2,906 was raised. Presenting the check to Kathy Connolly, Development Director for The Tomorrow Fund is Nick Aiken, Patrick Legare, Katherine Tavares, Bridget Beck and Ryan Griffin.
Eric Carl Sjoblom Memorial Golf Tournament
Tomorrow Fund Ball Annual Fantasy Ball
November 5, 2011
The Tomorrow Fund invites you to celebrate “A Night in RIO” at the Annual Fantasy Ball on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet. All proceeds will benefit The Tomorrow Fund, the only local non-profit organization that has provided daily financial and emotional support to children with cancer and their families for the past 26 years. The Ball will begin with cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner and dancing to the music of “GQ and the Lady” will follow. Highlighting the evening will be silent and live auctions featuring trips and getaways, golf at private courses, artwork, fine wine and more. Approximately 600 guests are expected to attend. This year’s Auction has something for everyone- man, woman, and child!
Specially Crafted Shed built by Coventry High School Carpentry Class
Extraordinary Sporting Event Tickets
.......and so much more! Tickets for the gala are on sale now for $150 per person. Patron tickets are available for $175 per person. Corporate Tables are also available. For more information, please call The Tomorrow Fund at (401) 444-8811.
Overhead Door and The Tomorrow Fund partnered to raise money and awareness regarding The Tomorrow Fund mission.
A total of $1,113.00 was donated to The Tomorrow Fund though our Facebook page.
We are so grateful to Overhead Door and everyone who participated to carry out this successful fundraising and awareness campaign to benefit The Tomorrow Fund.
In the photo:
From left to right- Scott Grace, President & Jim Grace, Owner of Overhead Garage Door Headquarters; Executive Director of The Tomorrow Fund Barbara Ducharme, Dan Belhumeur, Vice President of The Tomorrow Fund Board and Kathy Connolly, Development Director for The Tomorrow Fund.
Daggett Farm in Slater Memorial Park, Pawtucket, RI
Drink Eggnog; listen to live local bands while hanging out with your friends! Nogest is an annual eggnog drinking contest held to raise money for The Tomorrow Fund. Entry fee is $5.00.
Col. Robert Germani Jr. is presenting a check from the 2011 RI National Guard Open House/Air Show to Barbara Ducharme, Executive Director of The Tomorrow Fund
Tomorrow Fund Ball Annual Fantasy Ball
November 3, 2012
The Tomorrow Fund invites you to celebrate “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” at the 25th Annual Fantasy Ball on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet. All proceeds will benefit The Tomorrow Fund, the only local non-profit organization that has provided daily financial and emotional support to children with cancer and their families for the past 27 years.
The Ball will begin with cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner and dancing to the music of “GQ and the Lady” will follow. Highlighting the evening will be silent and live auctions featuring trips and getaways, golf at private courses, artwork, fine wine and more. Approximately 600 guests are expected to attend. This year’s Auction has something for everyone- man, woman, and child!
Specially Crafted Gazebo built by the students of Scott Leavitt’s Carpentry classes at the Regional Career & Technical Center at Coventry High School
Extraordinary Sports Memorabilia
.......and so much more!
Tickets for the gala are on sale now for $150 per person. Patron tickets are available for $175 per person. Corporate Tables are also available. For more information, please call The Tomorrow Fund at (401) 444-8811.
September is National Childhood
Cancer Awareness Month
The purpose of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to bring attention to childhood cancer and survivorship issues nationally. This is an opportunity to reach out and educate the public about the prevalence of childhood cancer, the need for greater funding for research and support services and the long-term effects faced by childhood cancer survivors.
Did you know?
On average, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer everyday in the United States
Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15