About the NEKCAN


We are a newly formed non-profit in Vermont, registered as Northeast Kingdom Cancer Action Network, Inc., but you can call us NEKCAN for short. Our mission is to raise funds to provide grants to those fighting cancer in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, while raising awareness and supporting cancer fighting causes to benefit all.

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At Northeast Kingdom Cancer Action Network (NEKCAN), we are more than an organization; we are a community united in the fight against cancer. Founded with a profound commitment to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer in the Northeast Kingdom region, we strive to empower, support, and create awareness.

Who We Are:

The NEKCAN is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by cancer. Our roots run deep in the Northeast Kingdom community, and our mission is fueled by compassion, resilience, and a shared determination to alleviate the challenges that battling cancer presents.

Our Mission:

We are on a mission to transform the cancer experience by providing comprehensive support, fostering hope, and advocating for change. Through a combination of education, resources, and a strong support network, we aim to empower individuals facing cancer, ensuring no one fights alone.

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Community-Centric Approach: We believe in the strength of community. Our programs and initiatives are tailored to address the unique needs of the Northeast Kingdom region, fostering a sense of belonging and solidarity.

  • Collaborative Partnerships: We actively collaborate with healthcare professionals, community leaders, and organizations to amplify our impact. Together, we can achieve more and create a supportive environment for those affected by cancer.

How You Can Get Involved:

Join us in making a difference. Whether you're a survivor, a caregiver, a healthcare professional, or a concerned community member, your involvement is crucial. Here's how you can contribute:

  • Volunteer: Be a part of our dedicated team of volunteers working towards a cancer-free future.
  • Donate: Your support fuels our programs and services. Every contribution, big or small, makes a meaningful impact.
  • Spread the Word: Help us raise awareness by sharing our mission with your friends, family, and network. The more people who know, the greater our collective strength.

Together, We Can Make a Difference:

Northeast Kingdom Cancer Action Network is more than an organization; we are a movement driven by hope, compassion, and the belief that together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. Join us on this journey towards a brighter, cancer-free future in the Northeast Kingdom. Together, we stand strong.


Meet OurBoard

Board President
Michael Barrett
Board Vice President
Dan Copp
Board Secretary
Colin Fucci
Board Treasurer
Lorilee Drown
Board Member
Garth Leach
Board Member
Paula Ward
Board Member
Melyssa Whitcomb
Board Member
Jan Oliver
Board Member
Greg Lepine