Hannaford in Hudson supports NHBCC during February!

February 2016

Reminder!  Please visit your Hannaford Store at 77 Derry Road, in Hudson, NH, and purchase a blue Hannaford Helps Reusable bag before the end of the month! The more bags sold, the bigger the donation to the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition!

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

For the month of February 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 Hudson, New Hampshire.

“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 hannaford.bags4mycause.com or facebook.com/hhbagprogram.

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Hats off to ABTech, Inc. in Swanzey, New Hampshire (custom engineering for metrology and motion applications), for supporting NHBCC by sporting pink (and other colors) to raise funds for NHBCC during Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015!

Here’s a link to the full story and photo: http://abtechmfg.com/abtech-goes-pink-for-breast-cancer/




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.

Kudos to Ron Currier’s Hilltop Chevrolet in Somersworth, New Hampshire, for raising $250.00 for the NHBCC Support Services Fund.

Thanks to Ron, Kylie, the staff and customers who helped to make this effort a success!

Pictured below from left to right are:  Kylie Goodwin (Hilltop Chevrolet), Nancy Ryan (NHBCC), and Jonathan from 102.1 and 105.3 The Shark, classic hits for the Seacoast!




Visit Hilltop Chevrolet at:

Ron Currier’s Hilltop Chevrolet


Students and their families from the Kaizen Academy in Raymond, NH, raised $1,145.00 for the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition this year through their “Pink Belts to Kick Breast Cancer” campaign.  Kudos to all!  NHBCC is grateful for your support!


KAIZEN #3 2015

Many of us wonder if exposure to some home care and personal care products increases the risk for breast cancer.  A study published this month (June 2015) in the Journal of Clincial Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that women exposed in utero to the pesticide DDT may have a nearly fourfold increase in the risk of developing the disease.  According to the authors of the study, “This prospective human study links measured DDT exposure in utero to risk of breast cancer.  Experimental studies are essential to confirm results and discover causal mechanisms.  Findings support classification of DDT as an endocrine disruptor, a predictor of breast cancer, and a marker of high risk.”

Read more here:

National Geographic: DDT Linked to Fourfold Increase In Breast Cancer Risk

Macy’s Grant Provides Support for New Hampshire Breast Cancer Patients

NHBCC extends its deepest thanks to Macy’s for providing a $3,000 grant for our Support Services Fund. The Support Services Fund is a financial resource for low-income and uninsured patients being treated in New Hampshire. We cover the essential needs for daily living so patients can focus on getting well.

Thank you, Macy’s, for making a meaningful difference in the lives of breast cancer patients in New Hampshire!