Concord Country Club Women’s Association 2018 Photographs

Thank you to the Concord Country Club Women’s Association for hosting an event to benefit the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition Support Services Fund.  Click here for some photos of the event:   Concord Country Club 2018 Photographs

NHBCC is pleased to let you know about a research study on the effects of cancer treatment on muscle strength being conducted by Vicky Bandera, a University of New Hampshire student majoring in Kinesiology: Exercise Science. The study is funded by the University of New Hampshire Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research and has been approved by the UNH Institutional Review Board. Vicky is required to complete a research project in order to graduate with honors and the study is laying the groundwork for her Masters and PhD work.

If you are interested in this study, or know someone who is, please contact Vicky at


A hearty thank you to Dave Landry, his daughter Jamee Landry and the many volunteers who helped make the May 19th and 20th fundraising event at Major Waldron Sportsmen’s Association in Barrington, New Hampshire, a success!  Over 60 fabulous raffle items, food and sporting events brought in $7,000.00 to help New Hampshire breast cancer patients cover their daily living expenses as they go through treatment.  Thank you to all the donors, everyone who attended and thank you to the Sportsmen’s Association for allowing NHBCC to be a part of this outstanding event!



Nancy Ryan, President

New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition


May 7, 2018

New Hampshire Breast Cancer Advocates Learn and Lobby in Washington, DC

(Lee, NH) – Three New Hampshire breast cancer advocates recently attended the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) Annual Advocate Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Nancy Ryan, President of the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition (NHBCC), Jackie Staiti, NHBCC Board Member, and Jennie Halstead, Executive Director of My Breast Cancer Support, represented New Hampshire at the Summit.

The meeting, held from April 28th to May 1st, included workshops, plenary lectures and strategic planning for ending breast cancer followed by a day on Capitol Hill meeting with the staff of New Hampshire’s members of Congress.

“Breast cancer is not only a medical issue, it is also a political issue,” stated Nancy Ryan, a 29-year breast cancer survivor who also serves as New Hampshire’s Field Coordinator for NBCC. “NBCC focuses on federal research, public policy and legislation that will bring an end to this disease. New Hampshire’s current members of Congress support virtually all of the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s 2018 priorities.”

Jennie Halstead, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2010, added, “Despite many advances, each year approximately 40,000 women in the US died from breast cancer in the 1970’s and, sadly, that number remains the same today. This disease continues to affect everyone.”

Leading breast cancer researchers presented their work from the Artemis® Project, an NBCC mission driven program focusing on primary prevention of breast cancer and preventing metastasis. The development of a preventive vaccine for breast cancer is advancing rapidly towards the first clinical trial.

On Capitol Hill, advocates lobbied for $150 million to continue the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (DoD BCRP) for Fiscal Year 2019 and a bill to waive all waiting periods for Medicare for individuals with metastatic breast cancer who are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance. “Women and men with metastatic breast cancer should not have to wait for the health care coverage they need and deserve,” according to Ryan.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 1,360 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in New Hampshire this year and an estimated 170 New Hampshire women will die of the disease.

The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition is a statewide, all volunteer organization whose mission is to advocate for and provide assistance to New Hampshire residents with breast cancer. Learn more at

The mission of My Breast Cancer Support is “To provide financial and emotional support to breast cancer patients throughout the Greater Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine.” Visit www/ to learn more.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition brings together advocates, scientists, motivated stakeholders, and everyone concerned about breast cancer, united around one goal: ending breast cancer. To get involved, visit



Use The links below to Download our 25th anniversary slide shows.  You will need PowerPoint to view.



Check out some of the visitors to the NHBCC Table Display at the 2018 WZID Women’s Expo at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester on March 27th, 2018!  Click here for the PHOTO GALLERY.


On January 21, 2018, the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition recognized current and former NHBCC Board members and some special guests at a reunion brunch at The Common Man Restaurant in Concord, New Hampshire.

Please visit our PHOTO GALLERY for photographs from the event.

Please visit ANNIVERSARY SLIDE SHOWS to download two Power Point presentations from the event.  (You will need to have Power Point to view.)

Fifty-five women have served as Board Members since NHBCC’s inception in 1992.  Guests at the reunion revisited NHBCC’s contributions to New Hampshire over the years.  They include the See Us~Hear Us traveling photograph exhibit and the companion book, “Voice of Breast Cancer,” four editions of the NH Breast Cancer Resource Guide, launching of the Support Services Fund in 2006, collaboration with the National Breast Cancer Coalition on increasing federal funding for research and expanding access to quality care, and many memorable fundraisers.

NHBCC extends a heartfelt thank you to all those who served on the Board of Directors and the many donors who make our work possible.

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