Past Events

17th Annual John “Ace” Estrella Memorial Golf Tourney 2020

October 5, 2020
at the Ferncroft Country Club

Due to the pandemic our event will be scaled down for your safety to include the John Estrella Memorial Golf Tournament and mail-in raffle.  We are asking for your support, any size donation will help us to continue our mission.  Cancer patients are our most vulnerable population, yet research funding for cancer treatment and cures is at its lowest level in a century.  As we all are trying to resume life, getting research back up to speed is no easy task. COVID-19 has put us on track to lose 50% of research funds by the end of 2020. 

5K Costume Fun Run/Walk and Trick or Treat 2019

October 27, 2019
at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

The Costumes for Cancer 5k Run and 2.5k Walk at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. The event is a Halloween fun run with prizes for best costumes as well as overall 5k winners. The race will include a post-race “trick or treat” in which participants are encouraged to visit local businesses (race sponsors) in Cleveland Circle and receive a “treat” for showing their race bib.  This event will be a great way to advertise for your business – you won’t just be credited for your support; participants will be encouraged to actually visit your business that day!

16th Fundraiser to Fight Kidney Cancer – Golf Tourney and Casino Night

May 6, 2019
at the Ferncroft Country Club

Thank you to our generous sponsors and donors.  Your philanthropy has allowed us to expand our program this year.  Funds raised will benefit the following programs:

Research Grant – given to a scientist working to treat kidney cancer
Needs Assessment – to identify unmet needs of kidney cancer patients
Helping Hand Grant – cancer patients apply for funds to cover costs not covered by insurance

Come and walk the red carpet at our 16th Fundraiser to Fight Kidney Cancer on Monday May 6th, 2019 at the Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton, MA includes a golf tournament and casino night dinner with a silent auction and raffle. We would love to have you and your company join our community of giving by sponsoring, donating or attending our fundraiser.

5K Costume Fun Run/Walk and Trick or Treat 2018

October 28, 2018
at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

The Costumes for Cancer 5k Run and 2.5k Walk at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. The event is a Halloween fun run with prizes for best costumes as well as overall 5k winners. The race will include a post-race “trick or treat” in which participants are encouraged to visit local businesses (race sponsors) in Cleveland Circle and receive a “treat” for showing their race bib.  This event will be a great way to advertise for your business – you won’t just be credited for your support; participants will be encouraged to actually visit your business that day!

15th Fundraiser to Fight Kidney Cancer – Golf Tourney and Casino Night

May 7, 2018
at the Ferncroft Country Club

Our 15th Fundraiser to Fight Kidney Cancer will be a Cinco de Mayo themed event on Monday May 7th, 2018 at the Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton, MA includes a golf tournament and casino night/dinner with a silent auction and raffle. All proceeds from our event will be donated as a research grant to a scientist working at a regional hospital to treat and cure kidney cancer.   In addition to our annual research grant, we are also supporting local families diagnosed with kidney cancer by funding a support group and providing grocery gift cards. 

Costumes for Cancer 5K Run/2.5K Walk and Trick or Treat 2017

October 29, 2017
at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

The Costumes for Cancer 5k Run and 2.5k Walk at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. The event is a Halloween fun run with prizes for best costumes as well as overall 5k winners. The race will include a post-race “trick or treat” in which participants are encouraged to visit local businesses (race sponsors) in Cleveland Circle and receive a “treat” for showing their race bib.  This event will be a great way to advertise for your business – you won’t just be credited for your support; participants will be encouraged to actually visit your business that day!

14th Fundraiser to Fight Kidney Cancer – Golf Tourney and Casino Night

May 8, 2017
at the Ferncroft Country Club

Our efforts to fight cancer need the support of everyone in our community.  That’s where you come in!  We are writing to ask you to donate to our 14th Annual Fundraiser to Fight Kidney Cancer on Monday May 8th, 2017 at the Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton, MA.  Our event will be Elvis Themed and includes a golf tournament and casino night/dinner with a silent auction and raffle.

By donating, you will be able to fight cancer in our community. Funds raised are donated as a research grant to a scientist working at a regional hospital to cure kidney cancer.   Last year in addition to our annual research grant, we were also able to provide grocery gift cards to cancer patients struggling to put food on the table while enduring cancer treatments

5K Costume Run/Walk 2016

October 30, 2016
at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

The Costumes for Cancer 5k Run and 2.5k Walk at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. The event is a Halloween fun run with prizes for best costumes as well as overall 5k winners. The race will include a post-race “trick or treat” in which participants are encouraged to visit local businesses (race sponsors) in Cleveland Circle and receive a “treat” for showing their race bib.  This event will be a great way to advertise for your business – you won’t just be credited for your support; participants will be encouraged to actually visit your business that day!

13th Fundraiser to Fight Kidney Cancer – Golf Tourney and Casino Night

August 15, 2016
at the Ferncroft Country Club

Lucky 13!!!  We would like to invite you to join our community and cause in fighting kidney cancer by this supporting us in our 13th year of fundraising with a sponsorship, donation or attending our annual event.

The 13th Annual John Estrella Foundation for Cancer Research Fundraiser to Fight Kidney Cancer is on Monday August 15th at the Ferncroft Country Club in Danvers, MA
Our event includes a golf tournament and/or a casino night/dinner with a silent auction and raffle. Funds raised at the event are donated as a research grant to a local scientist working to cure kidney cancer each year.  Last year due to your generosity, we were also able to provide grocery gift cards to cancer patients struggling to put food on the table while enduring cancer treatments.