2015 Laurie’s Ride — Sunday, June 28th

Sunday, June 28, 2015

2015 Laurie’s Ride Motorcycle Ride Scheduled

Each year Laurie’s Ride Foundation raises money for the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition Support Services Fund.  Started in 2004, Laurie’s Ride has raised thousands of dollars for the NHBCC Support Services Fund to assist New Hampshire breast cancer patients with the critical expenses of daily living while they undergo treatment.

This year Laurie’s Ride will start at the Hudson Cycle Center, 2 Flagstone Drive, Hudson, NH (behind Dunkin’ Donuts at 223 Lowell Rd.) and end at the Londerderry Lyons Club for food and celebration!

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Starting Location: Hudson Cycle Center, 2 Flagstone Drive, Londonderry, NH

For information and registration: Laurie’s Ride 2015

Macy’s Grant Provides Support for New Hampshire Breast Cancer Patients

NHBCC extends its deepest thanks to Macy’s for providing a $3,000 grant for our Support Services Fund. The Support Services Fund is a financial resource for low-income and uninsured patients being treated in New Hampshire. We cover the essential needs for daily living so patients can focus on getting well.

Thank you, Macy’s, for making a meaningful difference in the lives of breast cancer patients in New Hampshire!

 

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Fran Visco:  “Our health decisions should be based on our personal values and a high level of scientific evidence of benefit that far outweighs the harm we risk with any intervention. Because there always, always is harm.”  Difficult decisions come with a breast cancer diagnosis.

Click here to read thoughts from National Breast Cancer Coalition President Fran Visco:

NBCC President Fran Visco speaks out about breast cancer decisions

 

NHBCC President Nancy Ryan (far right) and NHBCC Board member Lucie Chakmakas recently visited the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Manchester, New Hampshire, to present a thank you plaque to La-Z-Boy and Fallon’s Furniture staff (left to right) Rachael Manfra, Jenna Guilmette and Deb Desrochers. Thanks to La-Z-Boy Furniture and Fallon’s Furniture for your generous ongoing financial support for the NHBCC Support Services Fund!

 

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New Hampshire’s representatives in Congress, Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH 1st District) and Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH 2nd District)) have signed a “Dear Colleague” letter, urging their colleagues to support continued funding for the Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program (DoD BCRP). This breast cancer research program is an innovative, high-impact, efficient program that includes consumer participation and is highly accountable to the public. Early funding from this program led to the development of the innovative drug Herceptin.

To thank Congresswoman Kuster, call (202) 225-5206, and to thank Congressman Guinta, call (202) 225-5456 with this message:

“Thank you for signing the Dear Colleague letter in support of the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program for Fiscal Year 2016. Thank you for your leadership in helping to ensure vital funding for this critical program.”

Update:  April 2, 2015

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

Let’s keep the momentum going!

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!

A hearty thank-you to the following New Hampshire federal and state officials for standing behind Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.  [Updated: 4/2/2015]

Governor Maggie Hassan

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster

U. S. Rep. Frank Guinta

Former U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

State Senator Andy Sanborn

State Senator Martha Fuller Clark

State Rep. Rick Ladd

State Senator John Reagan

State Rep. Christy Dolat Bartlett

Former State Rep. Amanda Merrill

State Rep. Laurie Sanborn

State Rep. Larry Gagne

State Rep. Ed Butler

State Rep. Naida Kaen

Former State Rep. William Butynski

Former State Rep. Pamela Hubbard

State Rep. Steven Smith

State Rep. Dick Hinch

State Rep. Don LeBrun

State Rep. Robert Backus

State Rep. Travis Bennett

State Rep. Michael Cahill

State Rep. Glenn Cordelli

State Rep. Allen Cook

State Rep. Helen Deloge

State Rep. Linda Di Silvestro

State Rep. Alethea Froburg

State Rep. William Gannon

State Rep. Pamela Gordon

State Rep. Peter Hansen

State Rep. Martha Hennessey

State Rep. Peggy McCarthy

State Rep. Richard McNamara

State Rep. Sharon Nordgren

State Rep. Harold Parker

State Sen. David Pierce

State Rep. John Potucek

State Rep. James Spillane

State Rep. David Wood

State Rep.  Michael Vose

State Senator Jeff Woodburn

State Senator Donna Soucy

State Senator Molly Kelly

State Rep. Mary Jane Wallner

Town of Lee, NH, Select Board

 

 

 

Staff members from Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a national education and support organization, have posted several summaries of breast cancer research presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium held December 9-13 in San Antonio.  Thanks to LBBC for sharing this information!

Click below for the summaries, including surveys conducted by LBBC on women with triple negative breast cancer.  Women with triple negative breast cancer have tumors that lack three receptors that fuel most breast cancers: estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2).

http://www.lbbc.org/Understanding-Breast-Cancer/Breast-Cancer-News/Updates-from-San-Antonio-Breast-Cancer-Symposium

 

Thanks to Dr. Susan Love for summarizing important news from this year’s San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  This meeting hosts over 7,500 scientists, practitioners and advocates each year to present and to learn about current breast cancer research.  The advocate program and advocate involvement are top-notch!  Thanks, Dr. Love.

Click here for The View from San Antonio – Part One by Dr. Susan Love

http://blog.dslrf.org/?p=2232

 

 

 

Krystal Pratt, owner of Le Cure Couture, hosted a delightful silent art auction and wine tasting at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH, on November 19, 2014.  Thanks to Krystal for a beautiful event that raised $3,800 for the NHBCC Support Services Fund!

Photo:  Krystal (third from right) presents the donation to Nancy Ryan, NHBCC President, and NHBCC Board members Heather Merrill (far left), Elaine Lavallee, Deb Smith, Sue Holmes and Jane Edmunds.

 

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Dover Bowl in Dover, New Hampshire, with support from radio station 97.5 WOKQ and 102.1 and 105.3 The Shark, selected the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition to benefit from fundraising activities in October.  Thanks to Dale Houde, General Manager of Dover Bowl, to Mark Bowen, Dover Bowl owner, and to all the bowlers who came out to “strike out breast cancer!”

Nancy Ryan accepted the $500 check from Dover Bowl General Manager, Dale, (right) and Jonathan Smith from The Shark!  Thanks to all!

 

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