New Public Official Support for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®!

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

State Representative Rick Ladd

State Representative Don LeBrun

Former State Representative Peggy McCarthy

State Representative Richard McNamara

U.S. Representative Ann McLane Kuster

State Representative Sharon Nordgren

Former State Representative Amanda Merrill

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 ( 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


Amount Requested

Amount Authorized





$ 67,126












$ 28,076



$ 88,168


February 16, 2016

The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition (NHBCC) thanks Townsquare Media, WOKQ 97.5 and The Shark 102.1 & 105.3 for honoring our organization with the 2016 “Year of Service Award.”

NHBCC will use this opportunity to inform New Hampshire residents about our mission, to strengthen our network, to assist New Hampshire breast cancer patients and to help end breast cancer for all!

Thank you from all of us at NHBCC and congratulations to eight other non-profit organizations for receiving quarterly awards from Townsquare Media!



pIC2smFrom the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, a poster presentation titled The City of Hope Breast Cancer Survivorship Study:  A Longitudinal Look at Symptoms.  Women with breast cancer are enrolled at diagnosis then followed over time to assess symptoms and side effects of treatment, what Dr. Susan Love terms “collateral damage.”  It is time to pay attention to the difficulties and needs of survivors.