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Get to Know Us

We are the Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group, a group for cancer patients, survivors, their families, friends, and caregivers. If you are here you are in the right place. 

Cancer patients often need financial assistance as well as emotional support. That's why the non-profit M.V. Cancer Support Group Inc. was created. One of our aims is to enhance the quality of life for Vineyard cancer patients, survivors, and their families, by providing temporary and emergency financial assistance.


The funds we provide are used primarily for travel expenses not covered by insurance. We also provide information about resources available to Vineyard cancer patients on the island and elsewhere in New England.

If you have cancer, or if you care about someone who does, you should know about the M.V. Cancer Support Group. Help and support for you and your loved ones is just a phone call....or a meeting away. There is value in joining a support group. Research studies indicate that cancer patients in support groups live longer and have a better quality of life.

In 1986, a group of Island patients began to meet regularly to share their experience, strength, and hopes. They became the original Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group, a group for cancer patients, survivors, their families, closest friends, and caregivers.​ In 1996 we became a non-profit 501c3 and are lead by an all volunteer Board of Directors.

Get Involved

The MV Cancer Support Group hosts zoom meetings every Wednesday at 5pm. Participation is voluntary and everyone will get an invite via email. Interested participants should send their email address to and the host will include them. All meetings are moderated and confidential.


Daffodil Time: Roberta & AnnMarie

Battling Cancer

A Little Sunshine On Those Cloudy Days

Cancer Support Group Helps Islanders in Need

Daffodil Time Shines in March
Daffodil Day Funds Cancer Patients
Cancer Group Celebrates Survival, Support
Organically grown: Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group
Quietly Helping Islanders With Cancer
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Board of Directors

Robyn Birdwell

Annemarie Donahue

Terry Donahue

Roberta Hurtig

Ronnie Lytle

Margie Meltzer

Myra Stark

Mike Taus

Allen Todres

Aline Wolff

Advisory Board Members

Barbara Rush

Special Grants

In 2023, we received a series of special grants that will help support our programs of assisting Islanders undergoing cancer treatment with resources and emotional support. The generous grants received are from the following organizations:

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