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The Denise Kaley Fund Offers Support to Women in Critical Need

The Denise Kaley Fund for Berkshire County Women with Cancer was established at BTCF by massage therapist Denise Kaley to support the day-to-day living expenses of women in financial need with cancer. In the last months of her own long and courageous journey with cancer, Denise devoted herself to establishing a fund at BTCF as a way to help other women facing similar challenges.

Before she died Denise Kaley created a fund for cancer patients at Berkshire Taconic Community FoundationBarbara Bonner, a close friend of Denise’s, helped set up the fund, “During the eighteen months she could not work, she felt blessed to be surrounded by a loving and supportive family and an army of friends. She was very aware that not all women in her situation are so lucky,” she said. “Denise knew that for women without financial resources, cancer can be especially devastating. They help with the basics of life- paying the mortgage, the heating bill, the babysitter so that they can get their chemo treatments. As the end of her life drew near, she was determined to set up a fund that would help these women in Berkshire County.

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