Raymond, NH, Hannaford Helps Fight Breast Cancer in December!

December 2016

Thanks to Hannaford Supermarkets, supporting New Hampshire breast cancer patients struggling with the financial fallout of breast cancer is easy!

You can help at the Raymond, New Hampshire, Hannaford Supermarket by purchasing a specially designed blue Good Karma reusable bag.  For the month of December 2016, the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition will receive a $1 donation from each reusable bag purchased at the following store:

2 Freetown Road, Raymond, New Hampshire

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag sales was designed to create revenue streams for deserving local nonprofits like the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition.

For more information on the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit hannaford.bags4mycause.com or facebook.com/hhbagprogram.

Thanks, Hannaford and shoppers, for all your support!  Your generosity makes life easier for New Hampshire breast cancer patients struggling to keep up with daily expenses.   Thanks!

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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!





Update:  November 2016

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 www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org.

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: 6/14/2016]

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

State Rep. Joseph Hannon

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas




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 (nhbcc.org) 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 www.nhbcc.org.


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.

Dr. Ismail JatoiDr. Ismail Jatoi discusses mastectomy vs. lumpectomy plus radiation at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  The meeting has over 7,000 attendees, including many National Breast Cancer Coalition advocates!

Merchants2SM MerchantsSMOn December 4, 2015, Merchant’s Auto in Hooksett, New Hampshire, made a terrific donation to the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition to support our work and mission.  Kudos to all the staff and customers who participated in this fundraising effort!


Pictured: (LEFT) Nancy Ryan (NHBCC President); Lucie Chakmakas (NHBCC Board Member); Adam Secore (General Manager, Merchants); and Karyn Jennings (NHBCC Board Member).

(RIGHT) Nancy Ryan (NHBCC President) presenting a plaque of appreciation to Scott Reinert, Merchant’s Internet Sales Manager.