Casual 6 Fundraiser Tickets Available!

Casual6The details are finalized!  Here is the info on the Casual 6 NHBCC Fundraiser coming up on May 10th!  Tickets are on sale now, and we are looking at another sell-out event. $15 per person, which is tax deductible – all proceeds go to the NHBCC and stay in NH.  Save the date!!!

Fundraiser Dance

The Casual 6 Band – Classic Rock music for your listening and dancing pleasure! Your $15.00 donation per ticket, (tax deductible), will help provide financial assistance to low income/ uninsured NH residents in treatment for Breast Cancer ~ 100% of proceeds to fund the NHBCC Support Services Fund!

WHERE: Martha’s Exchange (upstairs) Main St, Nashua, NH
WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Doors open at 7:30PM to 11:00PM ~ Cash Bar
50/50 Raffle and Gift Basket Raffle

Tickets may be purchased by contacting David DiGeronimo at 603-508-1044 or Cathy DiGeronimo at 603-320-3861 or any Casual 6 band member

Samantha Gaxiola of Exeter, New Hampshire, is the winner of the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition raffle basket displayed at the 2014 WZID Women’s Expo in Manchester, NH, on March 8th.  Congratulations, Samantha!




Thanks to everyone who visited and supported the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition at the WZID Women’s Expo in Manchester on March 8, 2014.  NHBCC Board members behind the table are Nancy Ryan, Karyn Jennings, Judy Bennett, Elaine Lavallee, and Jackie Staiti.

WZID Women's Expo 2014

WZID Women’s Expo 2014





il_570xN.574321466_7kquUnique LED Products, located in Northfield, Ohio, has partnered with the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition (NHBCC) to support women struggling with breast cancer now and to help end breast cancer for all.  For every NHBCC Night Light sold, Unique LED Products will donate $4.00 to NHBCC.

Just click on the link to place your order and show your support!

NHBCClogo_620x400The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition is excited and pleased to unveil a brand new logo for our organization!

In January 2014, the NHBCC Board of Directors selected the new logo, the first revision since the original logo was designed in 1992.  The updated logo conveys a simple, yet bold image with our full name and the abbreviation “NHBCC.”  The state’s outline is also a part of the new logo, drawing immediate attention to NHBCC as a statewide advocacy organization.

The Board wishes to thank Karyn Jennings for her creative artwork that led to the new logo.  Karyn is a new NHBCC Board member who brings a wide array of talents to NHBCC, including artistic design and social media savvy.

Watch in the coming months for the logo to begin appearing on all of NHBCC’s materials, as we say farewell to the original symbol that served us well for over twenty years.


PinkRibbonBlendWoodshed Roasting Company, located in the beautiful lakes region of New Hampshire, is offering its Pink Ribbon Blend to help support the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition (NHBCC).  Pink Ribbon Blend is an organic blend.  For every bag sold, Woodshed Roasting Company will donate $1.00 to the NH Breast Cancer Coalition.  Select the Pink Ribbon Blend and choose your grind level (whole bean, fine, drip or course.)  Take advantage of this offer while it’s available because “Life’s too short for bad coffee!”

In new guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on January 9, 2014, certain medications that are intended to prevent breast cancer will be fully covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) had previously called on HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius before the announcement to include this cancer treatment as a preventive service under most health insurance plans.  In her press release, the Congresswoman said, “We have a long way to go when it comes to treating and preventing cancer, and today’s announcement is an important step forward in that effort.”

The new coverage follows the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation in September that “women at increased risk of breast cancer, due to age, family history or other factors, take drugs such as tamoxifen and raloxifene.”  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a group of independent, volunteer physicians and academics, said it found “adequate evidence” that treatment with one of those drugs “can significantly reduce the relative risk (RR) for invasive ER-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women who are at increased risk for breast cancer.”

According to HHS released language, “The USPSTF recommends that clinicians engage in shared, informed decision-making with women who are at increased risk for breast cancer about medications to reduce their risk.  For women who are at increased risk for breast cancer and at low risk for adverse medication effects, clinicians should offer to prescribe risk-reducing medications, such as tamoxifen or raloxifene.”  Now these women at increased risk can receive these preventive medications under many ACA health insurance plans without a co-pay or other out-of-pocket expenses.

deadlineLee, NH — On January 16, 2014, New Hampshire Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) officially endorsed the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.

The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition Board of Directors applauds Congresswoman Kuster for endorsing Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.  “This is a great way to kick off the New Year,” stated NHBCC President Nancy Ryan.  “Congresswoman Kuster understands the urgency of accelerating our efforts to end deaths from breast cancer and we applaud her willingness to publicly declare her support for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.”

Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® is a bold, unprecedented initiative aimed at understanding by January 1, 2020, how to end breast cancer.  The National Breast Cancer Coalition launched Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® in 2010 to renew a sense of urgency to ending breast cancer, to refocus global efforts on ending breast cancer and to harness investments in scientific research to save lives.  Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® focuses on primary prevention (stopping women from getting breast cancer) and preventing metastasis (the spread of cancer), which is responsible for 90% of breast cancer deaths.

For more information about Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, contact NHBCC at 603-659-3482 or visit

MACY'S-FOUNDATION-LOGO_14698_3000_2726Lee, NH — On December 30, 2013, The Macy’s Foundation awarded the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition a $5,000.00 grant to support our work and mission. Grants from The Macy’s Foundation (including the Bloomingdale’s Fund of The Macy’s Foundation) are focused in the categories of arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS and women’s issues. Grant proposals are accepted only by invitation.

“The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition is honored to have support from The Macy’s Foundation,” stated Nancy Ryan, NHBCC President.  “The grant is aimed at program support and will benefit the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition Support Services Fund.”

The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition developed the Support Services Fund to assist low-income and uninsured New Hampshire breast cancer patients pay for the necessities of daily living. “The Macy’s Foundation grant will go to work immediately to make a meaningful difference in patients’ lives,” according to Ryan.

NHBCC is an all volunteer, statewide, grassroots organization that advocates for and provides assistance to New Hampshire patients with breast cancer. Learn more about NHBCC at and also on Facebook.

Gayle Sulik, M.A., Ph.D, is a social science researcher and writer affiliated with the University at Albany (SUNY) Department of Women’s Studies.  Please take time to read her informative and insightful discussion of this complicated issue.