NHBCC Elects New Board President

At the January 2022 monthly meeting, the Board of Directors elected Dian McCarthy to serve as the next President of the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition.  Tammie Larocque, having served for 16 months, will step down as Dian takes the reins.  Dian has nonprofit experience as Executive Director of Crispin’s House Coalition for Youth, an organization devoted to fostering positive outcomes for youth in the Goffstown area, and has also spent more than two decades advocating for children, families and women’s health issues.  She is a four-year breast cancer survivor. Vice President Betsy Westgate, Secretary Deb Smith, and Treasurer Jackie Staiti will continue to serve in those positions.  Dian can be contacted by email at nhbcc@nhbcc.org.

Registration is now open for the 2022 National Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Leadership Summit.  The dates are Saturday, April 30th to Monday, May 2nd, 2022, with Lobby Day on Capitol Hill following on Tuesday, May 3rd.

New Hampshire residents may contact NHBCC at nhbcc@nhbcc.org for information about attending the Summit with NHBCC and other New Hampshire advocates.

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The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition does not give medical advice or issue medical recommendations, but feels this video from the intensive care unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on the current pandemic is worthwhile and compelling. “Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center frontline workers address ongoing COVID-19 crisis from inside ICU” is a call for residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19.


The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition extends its sincere gratitude to the many businesses and individuals who supported NHBCC in 2021 with major fundraising activities.  Community support is the heart of NHBCC’s ability to provide financial support to breast cancer patients in need and to help find an end to breast cancer for all.

Beeze Tees Screen Printing — https://beezetees.com

Calef’s Country Store — https://calefs.com/

Concord Country Club “Hit The Links in Pink” — https://www.concordcountryclub.org

Hannaford Supermarkets Bloomin’ 4 Good Program

Kaizen Academy Martial Arts Academy, LLC — https://raymondkarate.com

Knights of Columbus, Hampstead NH — https://uknight.org/CouncilSite/index.asp?CNO=9058

Fallon’s Furniture and La-Z-Boy — https://www.fallonsfurniturenh.com and https://www.la-z-boy.com/

5th Annual Neil’s Ride, Neil Anastas, Jr. — https://www.neilsride.com

New England Premier Events, Kathryn Sonderegger — https://myneevent.com

Pipe Dream Brewing — https://www.pipedreambrewingnh.com

Tim Barchard’s Professional Martial Arts Academy — Tim Barchard’s Professional Martial Arts Academy

The Silent Spring Institute has announced the 2022 Cancer and the Environment Forum.  The sessions will be held on-line on Thursday, February 3, 2022; Wednesday, February 16, 2022; and Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Program Description:  “In this three-session online course, participants will learn about the new science on the influence of environmental chemicals on cancer. The sessions are aimed at clinicians and also will be informative for policy makers, cancer researchers, and members of the public.”

For additional information, visit https://cpd.partners.org/content/cancer-environment-forum-2022-what-does-new-science-say-about-chemicals-cancer-lessons#group-tabs-node-course-default5

Last year, to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, an exciting new resource was launched with the goal of creating a historical record of our progress in battling cancer.

“Created to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, the Cancer History Project is a free historical resource that places—in perpetuity—a vast, expertly curated collection of primary sources and authoritative interpretations within easy reach of researchers, medical professionals, students, policy-makers, and patients.”  You can check out the website any time and read articles of interest and check back often for “Latest Articles,” a section which is continually updated.

The Cancer History Project website is:  https://cancerhistoryproject.com/

The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition (NHBCC) is proud to be a part of this global celebration of giving emphasizing that generosity in all forms – time, skills, voice, or financial- gives each person the power to make a positive change in the lives of others. Beginning at 12:01 am through 11:59 pm Tuesday, November 30, Giving Tuesday invites us all to donate to our favorite non-profits.

All donations to the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition on this worldwide day of giving will provide critical financial support for New Hampshire breast cancer patients through our Support Services Fund.  The fund helps patients pay for critical daily living expenses that many take for granted, such as rent, utilities, child care, groceries, car repair and much more.  This financial relief allows patients to focus on their health, healing and well-being.

Thank you to everyone who donates to support the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition!




Get your girls and get ready to put yourselves first for New England Premier Events fundraiser for the NH Breast Cancer Coalition! We think this is the perfect way to get an early start on the Holiday season.

On November 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, New England Premier Events is hosting a Girl’s Night Out! You can shop their vendors, enjoy awesome appetizers available, cash bar or book a reading with one of 4 psychics!! They’ve also got thousands of dollars in prizes and giveaways AND if you wear your ugliest Holiday sweater, you’ll be entered for a chance to WIN a 8 night, 7 day vacation!

Since its the season of giving don’t forget to bring in a can donation for the food bank and get a prize, or visit their silent auction with extraordinary items – proceeds will help the NH Breast Cancer Coalition. There’s no better way to shop for friends and family, have fun with your girls AND help make a difference!

For more info and details visit https://myneevent.com/gno/lebanon-girls-night-out-2/

For the month of October, Calef’s Country Store in Barrington will be raffling off a wonderful basket of goodies to benefit our Support Services Fund. Calef’s is a lovely store offering a large selection of New England made products. There’s something for everyone! Stop by, see their offerings and take a chance on the raffle. It’s a win/win.

Beeze Tees is offering special apparel dedicated to raising funds for the NH BCC. From now through October 31, you can buy from a custom selection of tees and hats to support our efforts. Order online at https://www.beezetees.com/.