2007 - 2017: Celebrating 10 Years 

of the Nancy B. Clemente Cancer Fund!

With Courage We Thrive...Are you a Thriver? You have survived your cancer. Are you truly thriving? Are you flourishing despite cancer? THRIVE by seeking health and wellness in all aspects of your life.


  • November 4th Thankful Living free education event!
  • The 2017 "Touch a Truck" Event Features Charlie Clemente!
  • 6th Annual Golf Tournament - Over $35,000 Raised!
  • 8th Annual Education Dinner Helped Us Heal with Humor and Raised Over $500
  • The Thrivers Connection Education Series . . . Continues to Thrive
  • Clays Against Cancer raised $15,000!
  • Wednesday

    Kiersten Spain - Holistic Health Coach

    Our November Thrivers Connection attendees received information on how to be proactive in finding their way back to health. The speaker shared her cancer story and how this diagnosis prompted her to pursue her health through food, nature and the power of her faith to heal within. Visit her website to learn more! www.kierstenspain.com



    September Thrivers Education: Lymphedema

    Lori Reichel, OTR/L, CLT-LANA of Sunnyview Hospital presented a comprehensive look at lymphedema, its definition, symptoms and treatment.



    Thank you Tocara Jewelry!

    Thank you Layne Volkmann of Tocara Jewelry, Kate Wicks, fundraiser hostess, and all of you who attended and purchased this beautiful jewelry on June 9th in support of the Fund! $150 was raised!





    A New Name: The Hildegard Medicus Cancer Center

    The St. Peter's Health Parters cancer centers at St. Mary's Hospital and Samaritan Hospitals in Troy have been honored to be renamed in memory of Dr. Hildegard Medicus, a former patient and wife of Dr. Henrich Medius, a very generous donor to the transformation of healthcare in the Troy hospitals' system.



    Courage To Be Real

    At the July 2017 Thrivers Education Series luncheon Dr. Susan Austin shared some insight, understanding, keys and practical tools to help process negative life experiences. In doing this we can find our true self shining through.





    May 2017 Thrivers Education Series: A Presentation of Hope

    Anne Lawton, RN and community liaison for the cancer treatment center at St. Peter's Hospital gave a power point presentation about the importance of hope during difficult times. Her presentation included beautiful photos that she took in various places she has traveled. In these photos the word "hope" is spelled out using materials from nature.



    Breathing and Movement: Essential to Our Health

    Efficient breathing patterns can be compromised when we are stressed or when our bodies are challenged by disease. Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor, Kiva Block Sprissler, lead the March 2017 Thrivers Education Series in two breathing exercises that can be done at home. The benefits of Yoga for cancer patients was presented. She also shared information on "The Scientific Benefits of Breathing For Greater Health & Happiness" by Emma Seppala, PhD. www.emmaseppala.com



    January 2017 A New Year Approach to Courage!

    Carole Heaney, RN, MS, Integrative Health Coach, helped us discover our courage by unleashing our creativity. These two concepts are closely related. When finding the synergy of each we bring joy and healing into our lives.