Benefit Events

Benefit events are a key part of Next Step's fundraising strategy, and a whole lot of fun, too. We welcome all to attend our Next-Step hosted fundraisers, and invite you to consider hosting your own benefit as well.

10th Annual Spring Benefit & Celebration

Mark your calendars for our the 2018 Next Step Block Party, our Tenth Annual Spring Benefit & Celebration on Friday April 27, 2018 at the Walker Memorial Building on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. With live music, delicious food and drinks, a silent auction and a room full of fun and generous people, we always have a wonderful time welcoming our friends and supporters to a fabulous night out on the town. Contact Nancy Hays for event ticket or event sponsorship information. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets to the 2018 Next Step Block Party. #NSBP2018

2018 Boston Marathon

All of us at Next Step were honored to be part of the John Hancock Nonprofit Marathon for the second straight year and participate in the 122nd Boston Marathon on April 16, 2018. Our 2018 Boston Marathon team raised funds and important awareness for our youth living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic diseases. We are thrilled to report that all four members of Team Next Step finished the historic 26.2 with smiles! Thank you John Hancock and their wonderful nonprofit program for this wonderful opportunity!

2018 Falmouth Road Race

Each August Next Step runs the Falmouth Road Race, a beautiful 7-mile race on Cape Cod, MA. Each runner raises at least $1000 towards Next Step's programs, and we all have a great time enjoying summer in Falmouth. This year, the Falmouth Road Race is on August 19, 2018. Email Nancy Hays for information on joining our 2018 team - our tenth time running Falmouth!

2018 Fishers Island Charity Golf Tournament

For a third straight year Fishers Island is hosting a charity golf tournament benefiting Next Step. Enjoy an unforgettable round of golf at the 1926 Seth Raynor masterpiece ranked 15th in the world by Golf DigestEmail Nancy Hays if you would like to play or become a sponsor of the Fishers Island Charity Golf Tournament. Fishers Island is located off the southeastern coast of Connecticut accessible by boat or private plane. The golf course has ocean views from tees and greens on all 18 holes, and many well-travelled golfers consider it to be the most beautiful course in North America. The tournament format is a "one best ball" net and gross format.

Organize your Own Benefit

Each year we are extremely lucky to benefit from a variety of events hosted by generous volunteers. Past events have included a martini party, kick-ball-a-thon, concerts, lemonade stands, elementary school projects, fraternity and sorority events, and birthday celebrations. We are so grateful for these efforts and provide support and assistance with event logistics however we can. Contact Nancy Hays if you're interested in organizing a fundraiser or sponsoring a Next Step event.