The ECHO Cancer Foundation - ECHO Associates

A Beacon of Light on Your Cancer Care Journey


The ECHO Cancer Foundation

The ECHO Foundation is a unique, non-profit organization dedicated to providing support services, guidance, and education to cancer patients and their caregivers. Our goal is to address each patient’s individual needs so that no one lacks care or comfort while living with cancer.

Starting over 20 years ago, the Foundation has continued to grow in our ability to support patients and caregivers. While initially led and operated by volunteers, we now have an Executive Director and an involved Board of Directors that meets quarterly. The Foundation is funded by generous corporate, business, and individual donations.

Join Us for Our Upcoming Charity Golf Event

We are proud to host our 3rd annual golf tournament. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, taco truck, bamboozled putting contest and more! All proceeds support of the ECHO Cancer Foundation. Event will be held on September 13th at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club.

Support the ECHO Cancer Foundation through the MABDR adventure ride

Mark Brown and Scott Smith are again teaming up for a cause, this time for cancer patients under the care of the ECHO Associates. Both Mark and Scott have experience with family and friends cared for by ECHO. Follow Mark and Scott as they video document their 1,080 riding adventures begin Sunday, July 28th through the Appalachian mountains in a series of ten sections. Consider sponsoring a section and to make a donation.

Recent Accomplishments

This year, we continue to reach new levels:

  • Since July of 2023, $47,000 of financial support was provided:
    • $23,000 covered transportation costs
    • $7500 supported patients with holistic services
    • $17,000 was allocated to pay for nutrition, groceries, office snacks, and rent assistance
  • Our Annual Gala raised almost $60,000 to support the Foundation in 2024
  • Over 150 patients were assisted by the Foundation

Grateful to Our Volunteers

Volunteers play a key role is the ECHO Foundation. Our carefully vetted volunteers have faced cancer themselves or with a family member. Our volunteers are frequently onsite to help you find your way through your cancer diagnosis and treatment. We are here every morning in the infusion center to: 

  • Help patients and families understand what to expect
  • Provide helpful hints on dealing with side effects
  • Offer suggestions regarding meals and nutrition
  • Communicate with your nursing team to ensure that patients get the counseling or support they need
  • Encourage patients and illustrate that there is a light at the end of the tunnel

We do whatever it takes to focus on the small stuff, creature comforts, so our patients can focus on one thing – getting better.

To learn more about our services or to reach us, please contact our Executive Director, Mary Brown at: