Chill Cares: Fighting Cancer, Raising Awareness
Manchester, NH—The heart of Chill Cares was beating long before it became a nonprofit organization in the spring of 2015. After making a difference in their community for years, a group of passionate New Hampshire natives joined forces to create Chill Cares. Coming together as one, they knew they would be able to help more people fight cancer and raise more awareness. These likeminded people have used their passion, work ethic and “just do it” mentality to build the perfect foundation to make things happen in New Hampshire.
Every member of the Chill Cares team has experienced the heartache of losing a loved one to cancer. Even though they’ve been through heart wrenching experiences watching their loved ones deteriorate before their eyes they still have hope, and we want to share that hope with others who are going through it.
The goal of Chill Cares is to host fun, community events to make an impact and raise awareness and funds to support those in our community who are battling cancer and those who support them.
The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, with the support of Chill Cares and McIntyre Ski Area, will host its second annual “Pink and Blue Halloween Bash” a Halloween party raising awareness for breast and prostate cancer while raising funds for patient services and cancer research at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The event will be held on Saturday, October 24, at McIntyre Ski Area from 7 pm until Midnight. The night will include food, music, costume prizes, bonfire, pumpkins and so much more. Drop off your carved pumpkins and compete in McIntyre’s Fall Festival pumpkin contest. The Fall Festival, hosted by Chill Cares will be held on Sunday, October 25, also at McIntyre Ski area. The event will include Manchester’s first carved pumpkin contest, fall games, food, raffles and more fun for the whole family! The Stache Dash 5k for Prostate Cancer which starts and ends at Arms Park and Milly’s tavern will take place on Sunday, November 15th and raises funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer in NH. We hope to bring as much awareness to Prostate Cancer and the blue ribbon as there is for breast cancer and its pink ribbon. Early detection is key… and we need to get the men talking about it!
In January 2015, our dear friend Jaime Smith was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer at only 26 years old. Determined to help Jaime through this challenging time in her life, we created our first official fundraiser, the“Killin’ It” T shirt campaign. Not only do the T shirts raise awareness, they raise funds! After a few short months, we were able to help Jaime pay over $1,000 of her medical bills with the shirt sales from family, friends, clients, and people who just loved the message!
If you or someone you know has a passion for helping those in need and would like to volunteer or donate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.