La-Z-Boy of Manchester Goes Pink for October!

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Manchester is raising funds for the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition. During October, for every $500 you spend, if you donate $10 to NHBCC, La-Z-Boy gives you $25 off your order! It’s a win-win-win, especially for New Hampshire women fighting breast cancer.

Visit La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries at 1949 S. Willow Street, Manchester, NH

For information, call: Rachael Manfra, Sales Manager, at (603-624-7600)


2014 LA-Z-BOY Furniture Galleries

On Monday October 20th the below McDonald’s Restaurants located in Manchester, and owned by Crescent Group, LLC will be donating 5% of all sales to the NH Breast Cancer Coalition.


196 South Willow Street

907 Second Street

907 Hanover Street

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 20141.


In support of breast cancer awareness, Xoft launched a month-long, educational campaign to share helpful information regarding breast cancer incidence, prevention, detection and treatment.2014_October_Breast_Cancer_Awareness_Campaign_2


Join us this month as we embrace breast cancer awareness by sharing important information using the#TargetPink hashtag.


1.)    Using the #TargetPink hashtag, tell us how you are supporting breast cancer awareness during the month of October. Scheduling your mammogram today? Let us know using #TargetPink!


2.)    For each Twitter or Facebook post using the #TargetPink hashtag, iCAD, Inc. will make an equal donation to both theNew Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition, a local-to-iCAD breast cancer support organization, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Silicon Valley, a local-to-Xoft annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, on your behalf.


3.)    Support and give back to an important movement for increased breast cancer awareness!


Tweets, retweets, mentions and replies, and Facebook posts and shares using the #TargetPink hashtag during the month of October are eligible for donation. Posts including the #TargetPink hashtag from members of the public do not necessarily reflect the views of iCAD, Inc. and we reserve the right to remove inappropriate or offensive material at our sole discretion, with or without notice. The #TargetPink hashtag will not be used for conversations about specific products or treatments. If you have a question about iCAD products, please contact us.

Below is an article by NBCC President, Fran Visco:

The Way to Fight Breast Cancer Is With a

Vaccine — Not Another Pink Product

All the pink gadgets in the world will not end breast cancer. To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the satirical publication, The Onion, has highlighted the absurd way our society has chosen to fight breast cancer. As The Onion points out, seemingly inescapable product marketing campaigns have become synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Hailing it as a landmark moment in the fight against one of the nation’s leading causes of death, a coalition of top breast cancer researchers announced Monday the development of a highly promising new pink consumer item. ‘After years of rigorous trials and test marketing, our team can confirm that this breakthrough product is both neon-pink and available for purchase,’ said lead researcher Noah Weissman, who added that manufacturing facilities would quickly ramp up production of the revolutionary brightly colored consumer good to ‘get it in the hands of as many people as possible.’

It is estimated that 40,000 women and 430 men will die from the disease in 2014 — that’s in the United States alone. Globally, breast cancer will take the lives of 522,000 women.

Mortality has decreased somewhat over the years. In 1987, the year I was diagnosed, nearly 120 women in the U.S. died every day from breast cancer. Today, more than 25 years later, that number is 110. With all of the money and effort that is poured into research and awareness year after year, the continued loss of life is unacceptable. Clearly, we have become complacent in our awareness. The barrage of pink has helped get us to that point.

It is time for a different strategy. The annual explosion of “brightly colored consumer goods” is not cutting it. The National Breast Cancer Coalition set a deadline to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. We know that the only way we can truly end this disease is to make sure no one gets it in the first place.

One of the actions we are taking at NBCC to figure out how to prevent breast cancer, is our work with researchers and patient advocates on the Artemis Project for a preventive breast cancer vaccine. That’s right, a vaccine for breast cancer. Imagine a world where no one gets breast cancer. No one dies of breast cancer. A vaccine would do the one thing awareness cannot–save the lives of the women and men we love.

Help us save lives. We need women and men like you, who are disruptive innovators for social change, to take meaningful action. Learn more about the National Breast Cancer Coalition. Instead of buying a pink product, make a donation to support NBCC’s Artemis Project for a preventive breast cancer vaccine. Then get involved. Sign up for our National Action Network and receive Action Alerts with specific actions that you can take to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. Stay connected by following NBCC on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Do it for yourself. Do it for your loved ones. Do it for humanity. Do it.

October 2014

Supporting New Hampshire breast cancer patients struggling with the financial fallout of breast cancer just got easier!

During October, whenever you shop at New Hampshire Hannaford Supermarkets, you can donate $2 or $5 at check-out to the NHBCC Support Services Fund. This fund assists New Hampshire breast cancer patients struggling with everyday expenses such as utility bills, rent, gasoline, etc.

NHBCC is grateful to Hannaford Supermarkets for their support. Earlier in 2014, Hannaford generously donated $2500 to the NHBCC Support Services Fund.

You can make a difference, too. Make a donation when you shop Hannaford during October. You will be helping countless New Hampshire women struggling with the financial repercussions of breast cancer.



860939_10201302110047295_334163616_oFounded by Bonnie Venuti-Kenney, the 3rd Annual GhostRunner 5K Walk/Run for the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition is proudly sponsored this year by the NH Chapter of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). NAPW president Sue Brown and member Carolyn Choate are leading the charge with a goal of $10,000 for the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition Support Services Fund.

First, second and third place medals will be awarded in all categories, and a “best costume” award will also be presented by the NAPW.

So, show your spirit and join us to make the 3rd Annual GhostRunner 5K the most successful ever!

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Start Time: 10am

Location: Start at Nashua’s Stellos Stadium and proceed through Mines Falls Park (Nashua, New Hampshire)

Entry Fee: Pre-event fee is $25 for adults, $15 for those 12 & under. Day of race fee is $30 for all entries.

Information and on-line preregistration:

Read the full Press Release here:  Ghost Runner 5K Press Release

The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition is calling on elected public officials to endorse the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.  To date, nineteen New Hampshire elected officials have accepted our invitation, including New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, all of New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation and fourteen state legislators.

Take action!  Encourage your elected New Hampshire legislator to endorse Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.  Visit  Let’s keep the momentum going!

A hearty thank-you to the following federal and state officials for standing behind Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.  [Updated: 8-18-2014]

Governor Maggie Hassan

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster

State Senator Andy Sanborn

State Senator Martha Fuller Clark

State Rep. Rick Ladd

State Senator John Reagan

State Rep. Christy Dolat Bartlett

State Rep. Amanda Merrill

State Rep. Laurie Sanborn

State Rep. Larry Gagne

State Rep. Ed Butler

State Rep. Naida Kaen

State Rep. William Butynski

State Rep. Pamela Hubbard

State Rep. Steven Smith

State Rep. Dick Hinch

State Rep. Don LeBrun

Frank Guinta, Candidate for US Congress



Here’s a new video from the National Breast Cancer Coalition about breast cancer statistics.  Watch, learn, share!


Great news from the National Breast Cancer Coalition!

“Advocates need and want to understand science, what makes up good policy and how to move things forward. The Online Center for NBCC Advocacy Training brings this education and training to the public. The Online Center, launched in 2012, has been relaunched with a fresh look as well as new information from presentations and discussions from the 2014 Advocate Leadership Summit.”

Visit, watch, listen, learn, and share!


New Hampshire’s Governor Maggie Hassan and all four New Hampshire members of Congress have endorsed Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®!  Click on the link below to view our success and projects in other states in the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s grassroots advocacy video!

New Hampshire cited in NBCC Grassroots Advocacy Video!