Fifth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Forum, 9/24/2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fifth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Forum

An Educational Program for Patients and Loved Ones

This event is open to all patients with metastatic or advanced breast cancer, and their loved ones.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:15 am to 5:00 pm

Where: Dana-Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care

Lavine Family Dining Pavillion (third floor)

450 Brookline Ave., Boston MA 02215

RSVP: Please RSVP by September 21, 2016

Register Online:

For information: 617-632-5510



Sunday, October 23, 2016

Me & My Best Friend Fashion Show

An afternoon of fun and fashion for dog lovers to benefit the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition and White River Animal Rescue

Come enjoy the Upper Valley’s cutest pooches and their owners, showcasing unique styles by:


Keeny Paige Fashions

Fat Hat Clothing Company

Wine, snacks and door prizes by local businesses

When: Sunday, October 23, 2-4 PM

Where: Coolidge Hotel, White River Junction, VT

Tickets: $5 donation

For information: Contact June Garen, 603-393-8134

Me & My Best Friend Flyer

August 1, 2016

To help support the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition during August, please visit your Hannaford Stores at:

30 Grapevine Driver, Dover NH

630 Lafayette Rd, Hampton NH

For the month of August 2016, the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of a specially designed blue Good Karma reusable bag at Hannaford in Concord, Rindge and Durham, New Hampshire.

Visit your store … head straight for the reusable bag rack …  and grab a few of the bags with the good karma design.

“NHBCC is proud to have been selected to benefit from the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program,” said Nancy Ryan, President, NHBCC. “NHBCC relies almost entirely on community fundraising events and the generosity of companies like Hannaford to support our work.”

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 or

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Update:  June 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®.

Thank you Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas for adding your name to our list!  Let’s keep the momentum going!

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!

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 ( 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.

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.


LaZboyLa-Z-Boy and Fallon’s Furniture extended their Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraiser this year and recently presented NHBCC with a generous donation for the NHBCC Support Services Fund.  Our sincere thanks to Stephen and Linda Newell and to all staff and customers for their ongoing support of the Support Services Fund, which benefits breast cancer patients in New Hampshire who need assistance with the critical expenses of daily living.

Pictured here for the check presentation are (left to right) Nancy Ryan, NHBCC President, with staff Rachael Manfra, Jenna Guilmette and Deb Desrochers.