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The Catie Hoch Foundation was established in memory of Catie Hoch, a Clifton Park girl who died from neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of pediatric cancer. This Foundation is dedicated to helping kids take a break from cancer. Until Catie's death in May of 2000, she was very involved in establishing the purposes of the Foundation - making sure that her favorite places were included on the list of things that kids in treatment should do.

Catie was treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Throughout her treatment, which consisted of several surgeries, high-dose chemotherapy, radiation and numerous clinical trials, Catie continued to enjoy the sights and sounds of New York City. Because of the generosity of friends and family, Catie was able to go to some of her favorite places - the Museum of Natural History, Benihanas Japanese Steak House, the Little Shop of Plaster, FAO Schwarz and Yankee Stadium. Catie knew that if she felt well enough, she could do something fun. 

The purpose of the Catie Hoch Foundation is two-fold:

1. The Foundation meets the needs of families of children who are in treatment for cancer. From gas and food cards and paying for housing to emergency financial assistance, movie passes and Kids Cash(money to take a day off from the hospital and have some fun), the Foundation strives to alleviate some of the burdens facing these kids and their families. The Foundation has established these programs at MSKCC in New York City, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and Albany Medical Center.

2. The Foundation supports the need for more research. The Catie Hoch Foundation supports the research efforts of the neuroblastoma team at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City..


Gina M. Peca -- President

Terry Peca-Baker -- Vice President

Christopher Rose -- Treasurer

Darren Bennett

Patrick Swan

Robert Reed

Ruth Perkins

Justine Hand 

Nancy Clemens

Amy Drejas

Mike Turner 

Lynne Lewis 

Nick Abdo

Nancy Fenwick

Linda Tepper

Special thanks to our Teeing Off to Cancer Committee:

And thank you to our supporters:

Adirondack Trust Company

Alan, Jessica and Alexandra Richer

Ballston Spa National Bank

Bank of America

Ben & Jerry’s of Saratoga

Benita Zahn

Bob Schwarz and Joy Chin

Break-Away Travel

Builder’s Kitchen, Inc.

C.R. Bard, Inc.

Capital Care Pediatrics of Clifton Park

Center for Hearing

Chris and Suzy Ballantyne

Concord Pools and Spas

William P. Daly, Esq.

DeCrescente Beverage

Dunkin Donuts

Flaherty Family Foundation
Hedley & Co., PLLC

Michael Huber

Kids Care Rehabilitation

McDonald’s of Clifton Park and Halfmoon

Dr. Swatantra Mitta

National Grid

Pepsi Company

Pioneer Bank

Rich and Ellen Desharnais


Stephen Marshall and Michelle Missry

Stewarts Shops

Strategic Solutions Management Consultants


TD Banknorth

The Smyth Family

Times Union

Timothy A. Farley

Town of Clifton Park

Turner Construction Company

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