It's YOUR generous donations that help makes John's dream a reality. - Thank you! 

(updated quarterly last updaTED 8/23/18)


Patients helped


WHY WE HELP 

​& HOW YOU CAN HELP


ABOUT JOHN 

JOHN BELLAVANCE
June 15, 1959-July 19, 2012


...Our impact so far...

John Bellavance was "Jolly John" and it was his mission to ensure that deserving families were financially stable during their medical hardships. 

Every year 1.5 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed and there are few resources available to help.  Thats where the Jolly John's "Keep You Truckin" Fund comes in. 

Learn about our upcoming events that you can attend, enjoy and at the same time help raise money for those patients in need

UPCOMING  EVENTS

The “Jolly John’s Keep You Truckin Fund” was created to fulfill the vision of John Bellavance, a patient at Backus Hospital in Norwich Connecticut, who touched the lives of everyone he met and lost his battle with cancer in 2012.

 

To achieve John’s vision, his family members have established this fund in hopes of lightening the financial burden on those stricken with cancer. Each year we will use 100% of the profits brought in from “Jolly John’s Keep You Truckin Fund” to help hard-working families who are struggling to survive.

 

Everyday many families are ripped apart by this disease, only to be left struggling emotionally, physically, and financially. It was John’s wish to help these families to focus on what is most important, their loved ones.

DOllars Raised 


YEARS ESTablished


Additional impact information: 

$214,708.56 has been dispersed from the fund for this assistance

$8415.00 has been used to purchase (3) chairs for the William Backus Hospital Oncology Department

$1500 has be allocated to the Cancer Patient Treatment Transportation  program at Backus Hospital


$289,107

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2018 Success:

Yes! We raised $78,686.00 at our annual fundraiser this year, but did you know that we also hold smaller fundraisers throughout the year? 


Our Willimantic Elks Vacation Raffle for 2018 raised $4,886.00 

The Barrons Birthday Car Auction for 2018 raised $3,850.00


And most recently we accepted a generous donation from the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association. It was an honor to be selected to receive the donation and we had so much fun attending their Charity Cocktail hour during the Connecticut International Auto Show at Mohegan Sun!




since 2013 when john passed the employees of the gates automotive group have generously donated each year to the cause.  to date they have donated $12,375! 

thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support!


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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 7th ANNUAL

FUNDRAISER ON 9/28/19!

THANK YOU ALL FOR A SUCCESSFUL 6th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER....WE RAISED $78,686.00 TO GO DIRECTLY INTO THE FUND TO HELP THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY IN NEED!  For more info & photos of our 6th Annual Fundraiser click here! 


Special Thanks to the Planning Committee: Craig Gates, Chelsea Cormier, Jenna Hayward, Kristina Smith & Brandy Stillman


The Logistics Team: Jesus Lopez & Team, Cameron Cormier, Robert Hayward, Nick "The Painter", Mike Williams & Team, Benny Dauphinais, Iszach Desjardins, Anna Dexter, Tom Stillman, Chris Bellavance, Nick Deojay & Joe Verranueault 


Thank you to those companies and people that went above and beyond to make the 2018 event a success: Black Dog Bar & Grille, Jolly Johns Truck & Equipment, Bellavance & Roy, Gates Auto Group, Levine Distributors, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Denny Gates, NAPA North Windham, Backus Hospital, Sam Petrowsky, Gagnon Sign, Elkes Plantscapes, Gene Michael Deary, Frank & Robin Crandall & Staff, Killingly Fences, Larry Pearson, Walmart of Windham, Chase Graphics, Mark Dexter & Dale Thompson 


Thank you to all of those that donated in our 2018 Live & Silent Auction: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Bradley Playhouse, Carol Parquette, Saveway Petroleum, Custom Body Works, Bousquets Appliances, B's Discount Liquors, The Trinket Shoppe, Advanced Auto, Magic Auto Detailing, GreySail, Planet Fitness Dayville, Deojay LLC, Comcast, Black Dog Bar & Grille, Winnapaug Country Club, The Andrea, Yoga by Lindsey, HDI, Attention to Detail, Agway, Cherrie Lewis, Voxx Corp, Mike Williams, Lisa Bellavance, Snap On, Point Breeze, J Anthony's, The Lodge, Elke's Plantascapes, 85 Main, AutoZone, Grille 37, Maria's Cafe, The Purple Ape, Kennedy Exchange, CT Tigers, Twenty Design, The Maestro, Sherwinn Williams, Norwich Inn & Spa, NAPA Auto Parts, Finance Builders, Mohegan Sun, Chris Bellavance, Gates Auto Group, Ray Chamberland, Brian Richardson, Spotless Carwash, Michelle Ritz & Jack LaBombard, Peter Cooper, Gagnon Sign, Mercer Monuments, Ellis Sage, Sigfridson Wood Products, Portraits by Karleen, Tap Truck New England, Enterprise, Quiet Corner Restoration, Angela & Thayne Hutchins & Marie LeSage! 

​SCROLL DOWN BELOW FOR SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE THIS YEAR!


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