Hannaford Manchester/Dover Stores support NHBCC in May!

May 2016

Please visit your Hannaford Stores at 79 Bicentennial Drive in Manchester, NH and at 833 Central Avenue, Dover, NH and help support NHBCC!

For the month of May 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 Manchester and Dover, NH.

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

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Prevention, Treatment and Survivorship!

Your Move:  The Good News About Breast Cancer and Exercise

Plan to attend this interactive event with a keynote speaker, panel discussion with breast cancer survivors and demonstration and practice of different exercise modalities.

This event is free and open to the public. Please bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing & sturdy shoes.

When:  Saturday, May 14th, 8:30 am to 12:30

Where:  Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditoria A-D, Lebanon, New Hampshire

For more information and RSVP:  Please RSVP by phone (603) 653-0756 or online at http://goodnewsaboutexercise.eventbrite.com


March 31, 2016

In a statement on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that two sham cancer charities, Cancer Fund of America and Cancer Support Services, will be permanently closed and their assets liquidated. According to the Chicago Tribune, FTC investigators and state attorneys general said that “the ‘overwhelming majority’ of the more than $75 million the charities raised benefited only the charities’ organizers and their friends while less than 5 percent went to patients.”

The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition (NHBCC) is not affiliated in any way with either of these charities.

The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition has provided help to New Hampshire breast cancer patients since 2006 through its Support Services Fund. This is an independent, state-wide resource program for men and women who need financial assistance as they face diagnosis, treatment and recovery. NHBCC allocates over 95% of Support Services Fund donations directly to patient needs, making it one of the most cost-effective breast cancer support funds in the nation. If you have questions about the NHBCC Support Services Fund, please contact us at (603) 659-3482.

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!



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!




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