Thank You for Making Our Gala a Success! - ECHO Associates

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Thank You for Making Our Gala a Success!

On Friday April 14, 2023 we were proud to host the first annual Beacon of Hope Gala. This fabulous event raised over $30,000 to support the incredible work of the ECHO foundation. Click here to view pictures from the evening. A huge thank you to our sponsors who made this event possible.

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Beacon of Hope Gala – March 16, 2024. More details to follow!

Our ECHO Foundation Board

We couldn’t have pulled off the evening with out the incredible effort of our Executive Director, Dana Dowdell and the wonderful ECHO Foundation Board.

A Special Thank You

We are grateful to After the Storm Inc. who presented the ECHO Foundation with a $11,000 check to support cancer survivors. Check out their wonderful upcoming event.

Upcoming Events to Support the ECHO Cancer Foundation

About the ECHO Cancer Foundation

The ECHO Foundation was established in 2004 with the mission of providing support services to oncology and hematology patients, their families, and their caregivers.

Our programs include:
Holistic Health: Through a partnership with the Norwich Holistic Health Center, the Foundation provides financial support for acupuncture, massage, and oncology yoga treatment.

Rock to Rides: We partner with UberHealth and Lyft to provide transportation to and from oncology appointments or other medical appointments associated with a patient’s oncology treatment.

Beacon of Hope: Our volunteers provide snacks, coffee, beverages, and lunch to patients and caregivers during chemotherapy infusions. This program also provides financial assistance for utility, grocery, gas, and rent assistance, as well as support for other non-ECHO medical expenses. They also organize a school supply drive and holiday baskets.

2022 Impact

We were proud to accomplish so much during 2022. Below are a few of the highlights:

  • 635 rides
  • 12,900 in transportation support
  • 33 patients served through Holistic Health partners
  • $5800 grant in holistic support was received through a grant from After the Storm, Inc.
  • $2400 of snacks and beverages were provided to patients
  • $13,000= was provided to patients to assist with utility bills, groceries, school shopping, holiday baskets, and other bills.

To learn more about the ECHO Foundation, click here. It is never too late to make a donation.

Highlights from the Gala

In addition to raising $28,000, attendees had a great night.

Click here to see additional photos from the evening.