NHBCC President visits Capitol Hill

New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition President Nancy Ryan participated in the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Lobby Day on Capitol Hill on March 20, 2017. Advocates discussed NBCC’s 2017 legislative and public policy priorities with their members of Congress. NBCC is working to ensure $150 Million for the Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) for FY2018; guaranteed access to quality care for all; and participation of educated patient advocates everywhere decisions about breast cancer are made.  All of the meetings with New Hampshire’s members of Congress were productive!

Pictured here are New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan (left) and Nancy. Thank you, Senator Hassan and McKenzie Bennett (Senior Health Policy Advisor) for a wonderful conversation about our priorities!

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 www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org.

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



Breast Cancer is not only a medical problem, it is also a political issue. The National Breast Cancer Coalition educates political candidates, and appointed and elected officials about Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® and measures required to end the breast cancer epidemic.  Read more about NBCC’s Breast Cancer Caucus!



Thank you, Tanger Outlets, Tilton, New Hampshire, and shoppers for supporting NHBCC during October with “Check-In for Charity!”

Pictured here are Eric Proulx, General Manager, Tilton Outlets, and Tiffany Fuller, NHBCC Board Member.  Tiffany accepted the donation from Tanger Outlets, which will support New Hampshire breast cancer patients as they go through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.  Your support is deeply appreciated!

Eric Proulx of Tanger Outlets, Tilton, NH, presents a donation to NHBCC Board member Tiffany Fuller.

Eric Proulx of Tanger Outlets, Tilton, NH, presents a donation to NHBCC Board member Tiffany Fuller.



Since NHBCC designed and launched the Support Services Fund (SSF) in 2006, we have assisted over 500 New Hampshire breast cancer patients navigate difficult and trying financial crises during their breast cancer treatment. The SSF is a fund of last resort for women, men and families who need help paying for the basic necessities of daily living, so they can focus on their breast cancer treatment and getting well. A month’s rent, heating oil or propane, utilities, car repair, child-care, a medical co-pay or COBRA — expenses many of us take for granted — are a few of the expenses that the SSF covers. This program is made possible only by the support and generosity of individuals, businesses and corporations who want to help. As an all-volunteer organization, NHBCC puts every SSF dollar to use immediately to assist patients and make a meaningful difference in their lives. If you, or someone you know, is battling breast cancer and might need financial assistance from the NHBCC Sup-port Services Fund, visit our web site (nhbcc.org) to download an application form. Complete the one page application and take it to your social worker to sign. NHBCC is here to help.

NHBCC receives requests for more financial expenses than we are currently capable of fulfilling. With your support, NHBCC can provide additional critical financial aid to breast cancer patients in need. To help, visit www.nhbcc.org.


Amount Requested

Amount Authorized





$ 67,126












$ 28,076



$ 88,168