Joy’s Network is a local organization dedicated to all the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, family and friends who have been touched by cancer. In loving memory of Joy (Diemond) Herrick who passed away from cholangiocarcinoma on August 5, 2009. Her memory and spirit live on through all we do. With help from our volunteers and sponsors we are able to deliver cancer care packages to patients in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. We also offer gas, grocery assistance, financial assistance for living expenses, and a cancer support group. “The need for assistance has grown exponentially over the past few years” says Kim. “Since 2016 the total number we’ve supported annually with financial assistance increased from 22 in 2016 to 63 in 2018, and we’ve already served 33 families in the first half of 2019″. “This is why our fundraising events are so crucial, the more successful they are the more we can help those in their time of need”.
We have two annual fundraising events to raise the funds to assist these local families in their time of need. In the winter we have our SnowBall benefit, hosted at a local venue, we have a vast array of hors d’oeuvres and delicious dinner prepared by the talented CC&D’s Kitchen,
dancing and a raffle full of treasures donated by local businesses. We welcome anyone to send us photos for our slide show in honor of those we’ve lost. In August we also host the JoyRide NH Poker Run & BBQ Benefit the volunteers spend months planning this fun day for all motorcycle riders. They map out a ride around the region, stopping at local breweries, shops, and merchants to pick up the cards for their best poker hand. After the ride everyone gathers at the Elk’s camp in Keene for a big BBQ, music from local bands, games, raffles, & prizes.
Joy’s Network is run solely on volunteers from our community. Some are cancer survivors, some have lost a friend, family member, or colleague we have all be touched in some way. With cancer prevalence in Cheshire County at a high rate of 454.7/100k (higher than the national rate of 436.4) there is a great need for support. We are always looking for more volunteers and sponsorships. For more info email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 603-762-1800.