Laurie’s Ride a Success!

On Sunday, June 25th, over 50 motorcyclists enjoyed a beautiful day while raising funds for the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition Support Services Fund.  Thanks to all the sponsors, including Hannaford and Shaw’s Supermarkets for providing water and goodies for the water stop at Seacoast Harley Davidson in North Hampton, NH.

Photos from the event include volunteers Amanda Simpson (NHBCC Board member) and Anne Drawdy.   Phil Miles (ride escort for many years), Debra Thompson and Jack Thompson (ride organizer) pose for a photo.  Finally, two shots of the ride pace car, with a photo of Laurie, who we lost to breast cancer in 2012.


Breast cancer strikes approximately 1,000 New Hampshire women each year. These women and their families often find themselves in dire economic straits resulting from job loss, expensive medical treatments and high deductibles. The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition Support Services Fund provides financial support to women who are struggling to pay the critical expenses of daily living, such as rent, utilities, car repair and medical co-pays, so they can focus on getting well.

You can help!

NHBCC invites businesses, companies and individuals to sponsor a New Hampshire woman in need. NHBCC will generously acknowledge your donation and you will make a meaningful difference in the life of a New Hampshire breast cancer patient.

Download the 2-page brochure today to learn more and make your donation!

Sponsor a New Hampshire Woman!

 To speak with someone about this opportunity, contact NHBCC at 603-659-3482.

May 20 to May 23, 2017:  Four members of the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition attended the National Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Leadership Summit.  Nancy Ryan, Deb Smith, Amanda Simpson and Jackie Staiti attended plenaries, workshops and breakout sessions to hear the latest in breast cancer public policy, science and learn how the political climate in our country affects our mission and strategies.

Then Jackie and Nancy headed to Capitol Hill on May 23rd to meet with NH’s members of Congress and/or their staff.  Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter are fighting every minute to preserve the benefits of our current health care system and work to improve access to quality health care for all.  All four Members support funding for breast cancer research;  Rep. Kuster and Rep. Shea-Porter went the extra step to sign a Dear Colleague letter to House appropriators to maintain the Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program.  Stay tuned for more.  It is very active in Washington, DC!

Check out photos here:  NBCC 2017 Summit Photographs

“River of Life” Kickoff of summer-long event at Nashua’s Millyard Technology Park near the Broad Street Parkway:  Saturday, May 13, 2017

This summer, breast cancer survivor and advocate Carolyn Choate of Nashua, NH, will embark on a unique and challenging kayak voyage to raise funds for breast cancer research. Carolyn’s trek is in honor of Dr. Angela Brodie, the woman whose work led to the discovery of aromatase inhibitors, a drug for women with estrogen-positive breast cancer, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Choate’s mission is to raise $500,000 to support an endowment being established as Dr. Brodie retires that will continue her research lab and further scientific research.

For details and a link to support Carolyn’s extraordinary adventure, please read this article in New Hampshire’s Manchester Union Leader:

Carolyn Choate Kayak “River of Life” Fundraiser

New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition Fundraising Policy 2017

Recently a New Hampshire resident brought to our attention that a breast cancer organization was making unsolicited telephone calls requesting donations.  The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition (NHBCC) never solicits donations by telephone, either directly or through a paid organization.  New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition funding comes primarily from six sources:

1)  Annual mailing to our membership.

2)  Community fundraisers.

3)  Periodic targeted fundraising appeals for special projects.

4)  On-line donations via Pay Pal through the NHBCC web site.

5)  Corporate Grants.

6)  Memorial donations.

The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501(3) nonprofit organization, which means your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.  Please contact NHBCC at 603-659-3482 if you have any questions about our fundraising.  Thank you for your continued support of our work and mission!

WZID Women’s Expo 2014

Update:  February 2017

The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition is calling on elected public officials to endorse the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.

You can help obtain endorsements for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®

It’s fun and easy.  Here are a few tips:

1)  Encourage your elected New Hampshire legislator to endorse Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.  Visit

2)  To those officials who have already endorsed Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, encourage your state and national colleagues to join you!

For more ideas on securing support for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, contact NHBCC at 603-659-3482.

A hearty thank-you to the following New Hampshire federal and state officials for standing behind Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.  [Updated: 2/17/2017]

Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

State Representative Robert Backus

State Representative Christy Dolat Barlett

State Representative Travis Bennett

State Representative Charlie Burns

State Representative Ed Butler

Former State Representative William Butynski

State Representative Michael Cahill

State Senator Martha Fuller Clark

State Representative Allen Cook

State Representative Glenn Cordelli

State Representative Renny Cushing

Former State Representative Helen Deloge

State Representative Linda Di Silvestro

Former State Representative Alethea Froburg

State Representative Sherry Frost

State Representative Larry Gagne

State Senator William Gannon

Mayor Theodore Gatsas

State Representative Pamela Gordon

State Representative Amanda Gourgue

Former U.S. Representative Frank Guinta

Former State Representative Joseph Hannon

State Representative Peter Hansen

U.S. Senator and former Governor Maggie Hassan

State Senator Martha Hennessey

State Representative Dick Hinch

Former State Representative Pamela Hubbard

State Representative Virginia Irwin

Former State Representative Naida Kaen

Former State Senator Molly Kelly

U.S. Representative Ann McLane Kuster

State Representative Rick Ladd

State Representative Don LeBrun

Former State Representative Peggy McCarthy

State Representative Richard McNamara

Former State Representative Amanda Merrill

State Representative Sharon Nordgren

State Representative Harold Parker

State Representative David Pierce

Former State Representative John Potucek

State Senator John Reagan

State Representative Cindy Rosenwald

State Senator Andy Sanborn

State Representative Laurie Sanborn

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen

U.S. Representative Carol Shea-Porter

State Representative Steven Smith

State Senator Donna Soucy

State Representative James Spillane

Town of Lee, NH, Select Board

State Representative Michael Vose

State Representative Mary Jane Wallner

State Representative Mary Beth Walz

Former State Representative David Wood

State Senator Jeff Woodburn







Hats off to A Market Natural Foods in Manchester, NH, and in Newport, RI, for raising over $4,000 to benefit New Hampshire breast cancer patients through NHBCC’s Support Services Fund.

Pictured here are Lucie Chakmakas (NHBCC Board member), Nicki Murgatroy and Anja Lanier from  A Market Natural Foods in Manchester, and NHBCC president Nancy Ryan.




Mr. Mac’s Macaroni & Cheese in Manchester, NH, and now also in Portsmouth, made a generous donation to NHBCC from their October 2016 fundraising.  Thanks to owners Valerie Anderson and Patrick Cain and to all the customers who helped make the month a success for NHBCC!

From left to right: NHBCC Board Members Karyn Jennings and Lucie Chakmakas, Mr. Mac’s owners Valerie Anderson and Patrick Cain, with NHBCC President Nancy Ryan.

Mr. Mac's Macaroni & Cheese

NHBCC sends thanks to everyone at Merchant’s Auto, Hooksett, for selecting NHBCC to benefit from their Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising.  One hundred percent of the donation will help NH breast cancer patients struggling to stay current with the essential costs of daily living!

From left to right:  Scott Rienert, Nancy Ryan, and Adam Secore (Director of Operations)

Visit: Merchant’s Auto



November 2016

La-Z-Boy and Fallon’s Furniture raised over $8,000.00 for the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition during their Fall fundraiser that included October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

NHBCC is honored to accept this generous donation and use it to help New Hampshire breast cancer patients in need.

Our “hats off” to La-Z-Boy and Fallon’s Furniture!!!

Pictured here from left to right are:

Nancy Ryan, President, NHBCC

Rachael Manfra, Manager, La-Z-Boy Manchester

Jenna Guilmette, Manager, Fallons, Merrimack

Linda Newell, Owner – Breast Cancer Survivor