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WOW! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE DAY! $150,000.00 raised in the rain!

Our name has changed, but not our mission!

In 2014, the Gouverneur Business Women's Breast Cancer Walk Fund became a community non-profit, the Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund, it was established to provide financial assistance to those fighting breast cancer or a cancer that metastasized from that cancer. In 2022, the organization officially became the Gouverneur Breast and Ovarian Cancer Fund, as the name better aligns with our mission.

We assist individuals who live in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, and Franklin counties, New York, by providing financial assistance with household, medical, travel, and living expenses during a patient's treatment of both breast and ovarian cancers.

Our mission is to alleviate at least some of the financial burden patients face during their treatment and allow them to focus on recovery and healing. Patients receive financial assistance with medical expenses, household expenses, rent, mortgages and car payments as a few examples. Your support goes directly to assist newly diagnosed patients with their recovery.

What We Do


Show your support with all kinds of merchandise displaying our logo.
Mugs, t-shirts, bags, sweatshirts, even golf balls.

Every penny of donation that comes into the Gouverneur Breast and Ovarian Cancer Fund goes to help someone who is facing the long road from diagnosis to recovery from breast or ovarian cancer in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, and Franklin Counties, New York.

All funds received from donations become direct financial support to someone who is facing a diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer and needs help during this challenging time; you can have peace of mind that your donations will reach a friend, colleague, loved one, or neighbor.

2023 Carolyn Pistolesi Golf Tourney

Photo: Rachel Hunter, Gouverneur Tribune Press

The Compassionate Care Foundation

Gouverneur Breast and Ovarian Cancer Fund and Compassionate Care Foundation are excited to announce a collaboration to assist breast and ovarian cancer patients living in the North Country. Through the efforts of the Compassionate Care Foundation and their sponsors, cancer patients will be able to receive Integrative Complementary Treatments to assist in the recovery and treatment of their disease at no cost to the patient. These treatments consist of Massage, Acupuncture, Reiki, and nutritional education, combining the mind, body, spirit connection.

Through this joint effort the Gouverneur Breast and Ovarian Cancer Fund will be able to provide plant-based products formulated to address common post treatment side effects such as, hair loss, post radiation burns, skin damage and post operative healing in their patient recovery gift bags combined with additional therapies as needed.

Any cancer patient interested in receiving services or more information provided by Compassionate Care Foundation may contact them through their website at Breast and ovarian cancer patients may inquire about services available through the Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund here.

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