In Loving Memory of Bill Dussor

The Nancy B. Clemente Cancer Fund mourns the passing of our co-founder, website manager, and Nancy's beloved cousin on January 13, 2018 from metastatic colon cancer. Words cannot express our depth of sadness.

You can learn more about Bill's life here and here.

2007 - 2019: Celebrating 12 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.


Celebrating our volunteers from the annual golf tournament

January 2018 Thrivers Education

Mark Kearney, licensed Mental Health Counselor and Bereavement Counselor for Community Hospice, lead a discussion regarding Hospice care, end of life issues and grief. These are often topics people avoid because of fear, complicated relationships, etc. Community Hospice offers grief support services free of charge throughout our area. Educating ourselves about coping strategies after experiencing the loss of a loved one can assist us in the healing process.



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!



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.