Events

There are many organizations and groups in the county that hold events to help raise money for people in the community battling cancer. More information about upcoming and annual events can be found below. 

Upcoming Events

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Canton FFA Chicken BBQ

Canton FFA Alumni is hosting a chicken BBQ to benefit Help Sami Kick Cancer. Vendors with wish lists of items to furnish The Lodge will be on hand, and orders placed through them will give credit to The Lodge for the purchase of needed items. There will be music and fall festival-type games available for kids. 

Date/Time: Sept. 14 from 4 PM to 7 PM

Location: The Lodge, 185 Wilkinson Rd, Potsdam, NY

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Blue Jeans to Black Tie Event

Help Sami Kick Cancer Foundation proudly presents their inaugural Blue Jeans to Black Tie Event to benefit The Lodge. The event will include dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Individual tickets are $100 or $800 for a table of 8.

Please RSVP by Sept. 14th to 5905 CR 27 Canton, NY 13617.

Date/Time: Oct. 5, 2019 from 4 PM to 9 PM

Location: Tanner Creek Farm, 2589 CR 17, DeKalb, NY

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Zumbathon to Raise Money for The Lodge

Join Simone Wolf for an afternoon of fitness as she raises money for The Lodge @ Dreaming Tree Ranch.

Date/Time: Oct. 5, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8 PM

Location: Canton Middle School Cafeteria, 99 State St, Canton, NY

 

To learn more about Help Sami Kick Cancer and The Lodge, visit https://helpsamikickcancer.org/.

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Fall Foliage Festival

Finen Maple Products is hosting a Fall Foliage Festival to benefit the patients receiving treatment at the Richard E. Winters Cancer Treatment Center. Breakfast will be served all day as well as a silent auction, vendors and many other family oriented activities.

Date/Time: Oct. 19 from 9 AM to 4 PM

Location: Finen Maple Products, 529 Austin Ridge Rd, Norwood, NY 13668

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Drive Out Cancer

Drive Out Cancer is an annual event sponsored by Blevins Bros. that results in a $10 donation to the Jules of Life Foundation for every vehicle that is taken for a test drive during the month of January.  

Date/Time: Jan. 1 - Jan. 31, 2020

Location: Blevins Bros. of Ogdensburg, Gouverneur, Massena and Potsdam

Read more at blevinsbros.net/drive-out-cancer.htm

Ongoing Events

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Cancer Support Group

The Richard E. Winter Cancer Center hosts a Cancer Support Group on the second Tuesday of every month for those diagnosed with cancer and immediate family members and caregivers. The session is faciliated by Jessica Morley, the Psychosocial Coordinator at the Cancer Center. 

Date/Time: second Tuesday of each month, 2 PM to 3 PM

Location: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center's Richard E. Winter Cancer Center

For more information, call the Cancer Center at (315) 393-2314.

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NoCo Grit Dreaming Tree Coffee Sale to Benefit Help Sami Kick Cancer

NoCo Grit Coffee has developed a new line of coffee that draws inspiration from the sugar bush at The Lodge @ Dreaming Tree Ranch. "A true north country blend with a whisper of maple sweetness and balance of promise of a connection to NoCo Life." Proceeds from sales benefit the foundation. Message Chris Flint on Facebook to order yours today! 

Date/Time: ongoing

Past Events

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Jerry's Run for Cancer

Jerry's Run is an annual charity motorocyle ride in memory of Jerry Ferguson, who lost his battle with cancer in 2012. Proceeds from the event go to those battling cancer in the local community. For more information or if you are interested in being a craft vendor, visit their Facebook page or email mpike76@jerrysrunforcancer.org by June 28th. 

Date/Time: July 20, 2019 at 9 AM

Location: Bella-Brooke Vineyard, 2989 County Route 6, Hammond, NY 13646

To read more about Jerry's Run for Cancer, visit jerrysrunforcancer.org.

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St. Lawrence County Colors of Cancer Walk

The Colors of Cancer Walk will replace this year's Ogdensburg Relay for Life. All proceeds from the event will still benefit the American Cancer Society. 

Date/Time: June 15 at 10 AM

Location: Dobisky Visitors Center

Read more at ACSevents.org.

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Relay for Life: Massena

Relay for Life is an annual event that brings communities together to raise money for the American Cancer Society, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and honor survivors.

Date/Time: June 7 at 6 PM

Location: 44 Arena Drive, Chase Mills, NY

Read more at relayforlife.com

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Gouverneur Breast Cancer Walk

The Gouverneur Breast Cancer walk is an annual walk to assist persons diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Date/Time: May 18, 2019 at 8 AM

Location: The walk starts in Gouverneur Village Park on Main Street in Gouverneur, NY

Read more at gouverneurbreastcancerfund.com

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Edward I Moses Walk/Run for Life

This event is the primary fundraiser for the St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund which provides funding for programs that work to educate the community and help with the prevention, early detection and diagnosis of cancer for local residents.

Date/Time: April 28, 2019 from 9 AM to 2 PM

Location: St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Dr, Canton, NY 13617

 

Read more at walkrunforlife.com or on Facebook.

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Relay for Life: Clarkson University

Relay for Life is an annual event that brings communities together to raise money for the American Cancer Society, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and honor survivors.

Date/Time: April 6, 2019 at 7 PM

Location: 8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam, NY

Read more at relayforlife.com

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Relay for Life: SUNY Potsdam

Relay for Life is an annual event that brings communities together to raise money for the American Cancer Society, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and honor survivors.

Date/Time: March 29, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Location: SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, NY

Read more at relayforlife.com

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Hoops for a Cure

Hoops for a Cure is an annual event held by the North Country Firefighters for a Cure to raise funds for their Relay for Life team. The group will be facing off against St. Regis Falls High School varsity basketball teams in a charity game. Concessions are available.

Date/Time: Feb. 23 at 7 PM

Location: St. Regis Falls Central School, 92 North Main St., St. Regis Falls, NY 12980

Check out Facebook to read more about the event.

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Thirty1&Mandolin Concert

Thirty1&Mandolin will be playing a benefit concert to support the Canton FFA and the Help Sami Kick Cancer Foundation. Concert for all ages. Tickets are $15 and young children are free with paying adult. Light refreshments included. 

Date/Time: Feb. 24 at 2 PM

Location: Canton Central High School Auditorium, 99 State St., Canton, NY 13617

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Watertown Wolves Benefit Game

Join us for a night of on-ice fun and to raise money for the Help Sami Kick Cancer Foundation. Tickets are $10 and half the proceeds will go towards the Help Sami Kick Cancer Foundation. Presale tickets available at Leberge & Curtis and Leberge & Curtis Rental, or by contacting us through helpsamikickcancer.org

Date/Time: Feb. 22 at 7:30 PM

Location: Watertown Municipial Arena, 600 W. T. Field Drive, Watertown, NY 13601

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Coaches vs. Cancer

Coaches vs. Cancer is an annual event that invovles basketball games played between the Lisbon and Heuvelton school districts to raise money for the local fight against cancer. Proceeds and donations from this year's event benefited the Richard E Winter Cancer Center.

Date/Time: Jan. 29, 2019 at 6 PM

Location: Lisbon Central School

Read more at lisboncs.schoolwires.com

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Dancers Against Cancer Fashion Show

A fashion show hosted by the Watertown-based dance studio Rhonda's FooteWorks  to benefit Dancers Against Cancer, a national organization that provides financial assistance to dance educators, dancers, and family members affected by cancer.

Date/Time: Jan. 13 from 2 PM to 4 PM

Location: Ramada Inn, 6300 Arsenal St., Watertown, NY 13601

Read more about the event on Facebook and Rhonda's FooteWorks on their website.

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Cancer Run and Ride-in Bike Show

To benefit the St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund. Includes a bike show after the run on the Bassmaster's Elite Tournament event grounds, with food and drink vendors and live music. Registration is on Aug. 25 at Seaway Diner, located on Rt 37 in Waddington.

Date/Time: Aug. 25, 2018 at 11 AM

Location: Bassmaster's Elite Tournmanet, Waddington, NY

For more information, friend request Soul Seekers Brotherhood Community page on Facebook, or call Toruq at (315) 328-4162 or Coot at (315) 261-0104.

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6th Annual Jerry's Run for Cancer

Jerry's Run is an annual charity motorocyle ride in memory of Jerry Ferguson, who lost his battle with cancer in 2012. Proceeds from the event go to those battling cancer in the local community.

Date/Time: July 21: registration at 10 AM, event starts at 11 AM

Location: multiple (see flyer)

Read more about the event on Facebook and the organization at jerrysrunforcancer.org.

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2nd Annual Believe NNY Ride

The 35th Chapter of the Red Knights, or the International Fighterfighters Motorcycle Club, is holding their 2nd Annual Believe NNY ride. More details to come.

Date/Time: July 21, 2018 from 8 AM to 5 PM

Location: Barking Dog Saloon, 495 W Parishville Rd, Potsdam, NY 13676

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Believe NNY 5K

For the second straight year, the Russell Fire Department will be hosting the Believe NNY 5K. Runner sponsorships are $35, which includes a Believe NNY t-shirt.  

Date/Time: July 20, 2018 from 5 PM to 9 PM

Location: Russell Volunteer Fire Department, 5 Pestle Street Rd, Russell, NY 13684

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Craft/Vendor Show

Believe NNY and the Hannawa Falls Fire Department are hosting a craft and vendor show with live music, food, and educational discussions about resources for those in emergency services with cancer and PTSD.

Date/Time: May 5, 2018 from 10 AM to 10 PM

Location: Hannawa Falls Fire Department BINGO Hall, 36 Keener Road, Potsdam, NY 13676

 

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Spaghetti Dinner

Heuvelton Ladies Auxiliary Post #1997 is having a spaghetti dinner to benefit local Relay for Life teams. The cost is $8 per adult and $5 per child. 

Date/Time: June 7, 2017 from 4 PM to 7 PM

Location: Ogdensburg Moose Lodge

Read more about Relay for Life on the American Cancer Society website.