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Colleen T Bennett

Executive Director/Founder

(Equity Partner/50% Woman Owned)

308 Sherrill Road
Suite 100
Sherrill, NY  13461

315-363-6446 (voice)
315-363-6446 (fax)


Colleen Bennett
  Business Category:
In Business Since: 1993

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 7

Locations: Headquarters: Sherrill, NY Western Region Satellite Office: Chandler, AZ

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State, National
  Description: The KEYS Program delivers music, hope and smiles to kids battling cancer, and those in need of healing, through music outreach, education and advocacy. KEYS provides patient support of bedside music, family respite days & sibling support programs to children battling cancer at no cost to the families they serve. Since 1993, KEYS has delivered just over 80,000 smiles!
  Profile: "In what seemed just a blink ago, I was in a hospital room helping my mother gently maneuver headphones on my father’s ears. My father’s journey with cancer was brief, and we knew he was nearing his time to leave us. We were just hoping music could help relax him, even just a little, and provide his body enough peace to be able to sleep after days of agitation and pain. Within an hour…he was asleep. As the nurses began asking what we had done to help calm and ease my father’s pain, we said, “We just played music.” That was the life-changing moment that has brought us here over 20 years later." -KEYS Founder, Colleen Bennett From that moment in November of 1993, the KEYS Program was born to help bring music, comfort, hope and smiles to kids going through the same difficult time, in memory of Colleen's father. Today, with the help of over 100 volunteers, the KEYS Program provides its award-winning patient support programs to children treated in 44 children's hospitals, special needs sites and hospice agencies across the US. Colleen has been recognized for her dedication to children receiving the Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extensions Friend of Children Award, Who's Who Among American Women and the KEYS Program has been named one of the top 15 children's charities in the US by the Tony Stewart Foundation for the past 4 years.
  Featured Products or Services: Along with its outreach programming for pediatric cancer patients, KEYS also provides community music therapy services for children with various disabilities, music classes and workshops.
  Maureen's Hope Foundation

Susan Bertrand

Maureen's Hope Foundation

(100% Woman-Owned Business)

44 Oswego Street
Baldwinsville, NY  13027

315-243-6918 (voice)


Maureen's Hope Foundation Jewelry
Susan Bertrand
  Business Category:
Jewelers & Jewelry
In Business Since: 2004

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 1

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State, National
  Description: Though hope exists for all of us, sometimes it must be found through others. The mission of Maureen's Hope is to offer support and assistance to people facing the challenges of cancer and other life threatening illness. There are many needs that patients have when faced with a life altering disease that can not be met by the medical community and we hope to fulfill some of those needs. Maureen's Hope caters to the personal needs of individuals facing these challenges by providing gift baskets and services that offer comfort and strength as well as helping to improve their quality of life. Maureen's Hope Foundation has been able to provide over 400 baskets to cancer patients over the past five years. We have also provided patients with a cleaning service for their home; meals for the family; a wig and/or hats; complementary therapy such as reiki or massage; and assistance with fundraising events to help families with medical expenses. Maureen's Hope also helps to empower and encourage people facing an illness by offering a variety of programs that offer hope, inspiration and education to patients. Guest speakers for these programs include motivational speakers, health care providers and community representatives. Maureen's Hope is funded through grants, corporate donations and fundraising events.
  Profile: In 2010 the Foundation sponsored a new program at the Golisano Children’s Hospital called “Beads of Hope” which gives children battling cancer a tangible way to mark their treatments and progress with a colorful string of beads.
  Featured Products or Services: Visit our brand new Inspirational Jewlery Store to help support the Maureen's Hope Foundation Secure Inspirational Jewelry Store. The story behind our bracelets have made them a meaningful gift to share with someone special and all proceeds benefit Maureen's Hope Foundation. While my sister Maureen was battling cancer she wore a fun and inspirational bracelet from Chicos throughout her journey. While she was wearing a less than flattering hospital gown her bracelet became a symbol of normalcy and represented the fun spirited person she was. May you get the same joy from your bracelet and let it bring out your Live, Love, Laugh attitude! Enjoy!

Sharon I Nelson

Civically Re-Engaged Women

(100% Woman-Owned Business)

31-69 49th Street
Suite 2D
Woodside, NY  11377

917-979-5175 (voice)


Sharon Nelson
  Business Category:
Women's Issues
In Business Since: 2017

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 20-35

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State, National

  Description: Women Advocacy, Civil Rights, Social Justice, Civic Engagement
  Profile: Civically Re-Engaged Women (CREW) is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization. We are laser focused on providing the following services for an underserved and underrepresented clientele which largely is made up of women: 1. Advocacy in terms of awareness of Civil Rights/Social Justice and Civic Engagement. 2. Specialty Virtual Experiences previously known as conferences for Women and families as a primary audience focusing on patriotism, suffrage movement and the right to vote. 3. Cultural Enhancement where women’s advocacy efforts can be highlighted and displayed for audiences of all genders and ages to benefit from a comprehensive education of the Great American Herstory. We are nonpartisan and take no positions on partisan issues. We do take a stand and vehemently protect a woman’s right to choose as that precious privilege is a matter of personal sacrosanct. We uphold the inalienable rights of both Women and Men in their pursuit of parity In all areas in a gender free non binding world. And lastly we are concerned with the safety and protection of children from all toxicity and harm that may befall them including Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, White Slavery and Special Needs.
  Featured Products or Services: Women’s candidate Training Class 10- Channel television network (CREWTV)
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Jennifer Tom

Positively Pink Packages

(100% Woman-Owned Business)

P.O. Box 208
Fayetteville, NY  13066

315-278-0645 (voice)
315-637-5031 (fax)


Business Category:

In Business Since: 2004

  Description: One of the greatest challenges facing newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients is feeling overwhelmed and unprepared for the many physical and emotional challenges that lie ahead. Positively Pink Packages is a local, non-profit organization that provides vital resources to breast cancer patients free of charge. Established by a breast cancer survivor, Positively Pink takes the best information, coping tools and comfort aids and puts them all in one place. Positively Pink Packages is a tax exempt public charity dedicated to supporting the needs of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in Central New York by providing care packages without charge.

Julie Darling

Assistant Regional Director
Prime Care Coordination

(Professional Position)

122 Business Park Dr. Suite#3
Utica, NY  13502

315-926-7762 (voice)
315-527-8150 (voice)


Business Category:

In Business Since: 2018

Desired Markets: Local, Regional
  Description: Our mission at Prime Care Coordination is to partner with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to receive the services and supports they need to live their lives in the most meaningful way. Prime Care offers complete support for each person, taking the time to really get to know them and their needs and goals to provide a truly personalized approach to their care
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