iBerkshires.com  reports PopCares has proved a powerful force in helping local residents dealing with cancer, largely thanks to the outpouring of support from a community that's raised more than a half million dollars over the past eight years.
Last Saturday, that generosity was on full display as some 600 or so attended the annual chicken dinner fundraiser held for the third year at Greylock Works and catered by David Nicholas of Bounti-Fare.
The charity was founded by the family of William "Pop" St. Pierre, who died of cancer in 2012, both to memorialize his kindness and to help other families suffering from the disease.
The dinner is a the major fundraiser for the charity and attendees quickly bid up desserts into the hundreds of dollars and even more for some of the larger packages for building, home and construction, a signed Bruins shirt, vacation stays and priceless metal sculptures.
There was also a silent auction, Chinese auction and raffles and Mike St. Pierre donated a check for $1,750 from a golf tournament.
The charity also recognized MountainOne with its Community Award for its support over the years and presented the Henry Bounds Spirit of Kindness Award to Patricia Mancuso, a family friend and PopCares volunteer.