Although I wasn’t born here, I call Montana home since I went to school, high school, and college here. After some years of travel and soul searching, I got a degree in nursing from MSU. It was the right decision. I’ve had a very satisfying career in Sanders County as a home health and hospice nurse.

Kathy was born and raised in Paradise, MT, before moving to Syracuse, NY, for college. After graduation, she taught at Western State College, Gunnison, CO. She returned to the Midwest for graduate school, then taught at the University of Iowa. She found her dream job at The University of Montana,where she taught for over 20 years. Now retirement is full time, but CNSC is still a passion.

Steve grew up in Dublin CA; he enlisted in the US Navy serving as a reactor operator and electronics tech. After his service, he worked in the Operations and Training departments at a nuclear generating plant near Red Wing, MN, and earned a BS in Physics from Winona State University. He moved to Montana in 2016 when his wife, Carol, accepted a call as Pastor for First Lutheran Church in Plains and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Thompson Falls.


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This website dedicated to Joyce Longpre, our Founder, who lost her courageous

battle with cancer on

March 30, 2008

Meet Our Board of Directors

John Clark, President

Carol Brooker, Vice President

Sherry McCartney, Board Member

Laura Lanfear, Vice Treasurer

Steve Seilhymer, Board Member

Kathleen Miller, Secty/Treas.

Sherry was born in Bremerton, WA, but raised Plains, MT, graduating from PHS in 1967. In addition to her work with CNSC, she is currently serving as Secretary for Sanders County Collaborative.

John was born in McGregor Iowa, but was raised in Minnesota. He is a retired US Navy Veteran.

"I moved from Portland, OR, to Plains in 2014 and I love it here!"

CNSC is a grassroots nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization established in 2001

to provide support to residents of Sanders County, MT, who are undergoing treatment for cancer.


Our Mission Statement

The Cancer Network Of Sanders County Is a nonprofit, community-based organization
that provides support to residents of Sanders County, Montana, who are undergoing treatment for Cancer.

Cheyenne Cirolia,

Board Member

Cheyenne was born in Washington state, but moved to Montana with her family at the age of 4. She graduated from Plains High School and has volunteered as a helper for both the Cancer Network and Relay for Life. 

Please Take Care of Yourselves:

In response to the threat posed by the Corona Virus (Covid-19), some restrictions are still in effect. As always, wearing masks and social distancing in public are the smart and caring things to do.

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Join us for the following events

(Details on the

Upcoming Events page)


• Yard Sale-ing ~ Finally!

      ~ Sept. 18-19, 2020


• Fall Extravaganza

      ~ Oct. 2020, VFW, Plains, MT


• Lantern Launch

      ~ Nov. 2021 at the Sanders County Fairgrounds, Plains, MT


• Music For Mom

      ~ May 2021


• Skunk Alley Run/Walk: 

      ~ June 2021

Carol has a long history of serving the community of Sanders County, serving on the Plains School Board, taking part in activities at First Lutheran Church in Plains, and participating over the years in Sanders County Relay For Life.

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