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 - 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.


  • The Thrivers Connection Education Series . . . Continues to Thrive
  • 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
  • Clays Against Cancer raised $15,000!
  • Saturday

    Thrivers Connection Education Seminar Held on July 10

    Shavina Richardson, MSW, is passionate about educating folks that cancer screenings are available at no cost to eligible, uninsured and underinsured women and men. The NYS Department of Health Cancer Services Program oversees the statewide, comprehensive cancer screening program which provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings to eligible individuals. Reimbursement is also available to qualified men and women for many diagnostic services. For further information, contact Shavina and her colleagues at St. Peter's Health Partners Cancer Services Program at 518-525-8680 or visit their website


    May 15 Thrivers Education Seminar Focused on Lymphedema

    Sandie Sanderson, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, spoke to a group of Thrivers on May 15 on lymphedema, its stages, and effective means of treatment. Lymphedema is an accumulation of protein rich fluids in your body which can occur once lymph nodes are removed. Early diagnosis and treatment is most important. Thanks to your support of our fundraising efforts, the Nancy B. Clemente Cancer Fund benefits breast cancer patients with lymphedema who have significant financial burden. The Thrivers Connection Education Series of classes are held at Noon every other month in the Massry Center Conference Room, 147 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY. Come join us on July 10. Registration required by e-mailing


    "A Gift of Courage" Just Got Better

    Designed by Nancy Clemente and hand-crafted by Petra Malitz, you can now give a matching set of earrings with "Nancy's Necklace" . . .

    Details and ordering information available here.

    Thank You Petra!


    The Annual Golf Tournament Tee'd Off with Great Success!

    Thank You Event Volunteers . . . Check out the Photo Gallery!

    Left-to-Right: Ricki Lepkowski, Sue Hayner, Barbara Bender, Tootie Lyons, Nancy Clemente, Sandy Buongiorno Anderson, Karen Newman, Deb Prendergast, Linda Mandel Clemente, and Roberta Clemente


    Clemente Fund Supports "Main Streets Go Blue"

    On March 13, 2014, Nancy and Tom Clemente represented The Fund at "Main Streets Go Blue" -- a Colorectal Awareness Screening & Education Event held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, New York.


    The 2013 Saratoga Pub Crawl . . . What a Great Time!

    Through the generosity of all participants, $3,500 was raised in 2013 to benefit the Fund . . . THANK YOU! Pictured here with Nancy is fellow 'Thriver' Pat Hayes.

    Our goal this year is $5,000, so mark your calendar for our next gathering on June 7, 2014. Details Coming Soon! Any many thanks to Katie Christiansen Broers for organizing such a fun event . . . 2013 Event Snapshots are Available Here!


    To Life! Honors Sabrina Mosseau

    On May 7, 2013 at To Life's! Annual Gala, Sabrina Mosseau, Director of the Cancer Treatment Center at Samaritan Hospital, received the "Extra Mile Award" for her years of dedication to our cancer community. Nancy was honored to be asked by To Life! to present Sabrina with her award.


    Clemente Honored at the Annual "Visions of Strength" Event

    At their annual October fundraising event, "Visions of Strength", which benefits the Integrative Wellness Program at the Cancer Treatment Center at Samaritan Hospital, Nancy Clemente was honored for her efforts in supporting the cancer center. Sabrina Mosseau, administrative director, acknowledged the $21,000 raised at the Clemente Fund's First Annual Golf Tournament held last May.  Pictured with Nancy and Sabrina is Nancy's husband, Tom Clemente.