Hannaford “Good Karma Bags” support NHBCC!


January 1, 2018

To help support the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition during January 2018, please visit your Hannaford Store at:

77 Derry Road, Hudson

For the month of January 2018, the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of a specially designed blue Good Karma “Helps” reusable bag at Hannaford in Hudson, New Hampshire.

Visit your store … head straight for the reusable bag rack …  and grab a few of the bags with the good karma design.

Hannaford Helps bags with the “Good Karma” message can be found on the reusable bag rack and at various registers.

“NHBCC has been selected to benefit from the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program during January 2018 at the Hudson store,” said Nancy Ryan, President, NHBCC. “Please visit your Hannaford store in Hudson to participate.  NHBCC is proud to partner with Hannaford to help New Hampshire breast cancer patients!”

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag sales was designed to create revenue streams for deserving local nonprofits like the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition.

For more information on the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit hannaford.bags4mycause.com or facebook.com/hhbagprogram.

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December 20, 2017

Mr. Mac’s Macaroni & Cheese came on strong in October to raise funds for the NHBCC Support Services Fund! Our sincere thanks to owners Patrick Cain, Harry Cheema, Valerie Anderson!

From left to right:  Mr. Mac’s Owners Patrick Cain, Harry Cheema, Valerie Anderson; and Nancy Ryan (NHBCC President) and Board Member Lucie Chakmakas.


December 15, 2017

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Manchester and Fallon’s Furniture in Merrimack selected the NHBCC Support Services Fund to benefit from their Fall and Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising once again!  Hat’s Off for a job well done.  NHBCC is very proud to have your support!

Here accepting the check is Nancy Ryan, NHBCC President (left), and La-Z-Boy and Fallon’s Furniture staff Deb Desrochers, Jenna Guilmette and Rachael Manfra.  Thank you also to owners Steven and Linda Newell!


December 13, 2017

Today Merchants Automotive Group in Hooksett, New Hampshire, donated $2,750.00 to NHBCC for our Support Services Fund.  It’s a wonderful gift and we thank everyone at Merchants for their steadfast support!


NHBCC Board member Lucie Chakmakas (left) and NHBCC President Nancy Ryan accept the check from Adam Secore, Director of Operations.



New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Letter 2017

CLICK HERE to view a pdf copy of our NHBCC Raising Our Voices – Fall 2017 newsletter

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