St. Mary's High School Baseball Team
Community Fundraising Organizers
St. Mary’s High School in Westfield, Mass., prepares its students to excel in college and also in life. The school fosters a caring community environment and encourages students to serve others.
The St. Mary’s baseball team demonstrated these values when they took action to support their coach, Troy Collins, when his mother-in-law, Nancy Rheaume, was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer and underwent treatment at the Mass General Cancer Center. The players organized a baseball game fundraiser to honor Nancy and support breast cancer research at Mass General.
The 26 organizers, ranging in age from 7th graders to seniors, worked together to plan junior varsity and varsity baseball games with Westfield Vocational High School. They designed pink t-shirts to wear in the games and promote their cause, and advertised the event in their town newspaper. The games drew a large audience and raised almost $3,000.
The fundraiser also raised the spirits of everyone involved, from Coach Troy and his family to the many friends and neighbors from both schools who took part in the event. With heart and skill, the team rallied their community to support a beloved family and an urgent cause.
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Estelle Sugarman
- Cristina R. Ferrone, MD
- Kevin S. Oh, MD
- Phyllis McNally
- Nicole McNerney
- Anne Fallon
- Friends of Jaclyn
- Joel H. Schwartz, MD, FACP
- Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats
- David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
- Steve Beauville
- Kim Rock, Michael Jones and Tricia Ferguson – Institution for Savings
- Michelle Boutin, Karen Ingwersen, RN, and Michael Keamy
- Kate Murphy
- Dell, Inc.
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- Jason Maxwell
- Big Y
- Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
- Jeanne Griffin Vaughn, NP
- Kailie Laflamme, LICSW
- Jay S. Loeffler, MD, FACR, FASTRO
- Lazarex Foundation
- Ashley Bonner
- Comprehensive Grammar School Kids Cancer Club
- Robert Howe
- Teagan Stedman
- Rhonda McGrail
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.