Kites Against Cancer Season
Since 2004, Kites Against Cancer Season has been filling the sky with kites as a sign of hope and support of other cancer patients and their loved ones. Created by Anne-Marie Viviano, a former Exeter Hospital cancer patient, she also launched the Beyond the Rainbow Fund, which assists families with expenses and wellness therapies during cancer treatments.
From now until June 12, submit your photos, videos and stories here . We want to know where and why you’re flying your kites this Kites Against Cancer season.
To support Kites Against Cancer Season, click here.
To learn more about the available sponsorship packages for this event click here.
To learn more about the Together We Can capital campaign, click here.
Find Kites at these local locations:
ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care
Arjay Ace Hardware
Aroma Joe's Coffee
Churchill's Garden Center
Crescent Wealth P
Exeter Hospital, Lobby
Ex3 Personal Training and Fitness
G&N Flooring by Design
Jersey Mike's Subs
La Cascade Du Chocolat
Newburyport Bank, Exeter Branch
St. Anthony's Bakery
Sawbelly Brewing Co.
Service Credit Union
7North Coffee Co.
Water Street Bookstore
Ashworth by the Sea
Blue Harbor Coffee
Newburyport Bank, Hampton Branch
Service Credit Union, Hampton Branch
Newfields Country Store
Postal Center USA
Scamman's Home and Garden Showplace
Kites at the Beach
Sunday, May 15, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Hampton Beach, near the Oceanfront Pavillion
Join us at Hampton Beach to fly a kite in honor or memory of loved ones and friends affected by cancer.
Cancer Survivors' Day Celebration
Sunday, June 12, 12:00 - 3:00 pm Stratham Hill Park
270 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham
Join us to celebrate with an afternoon of outdoor fun, including local food trucks, live music & entertainment. This event is free and open to the public.
All proceeds from Kites Against Cancer Season benefit The Together We Can Campaign.
Thank you to our sponsors: CGI Business Solutions, Carbon, Dunkins of Exeter, DiTolla Family Dentist, Clear Choice MD, Foss Motors, Jersey Mike’s, People’s United Bank Service Credit Union, Smithgroup, G&N Flooring by Design, WIN Waste Innovations, Summergrace Photography and White Wave Photography.
Thank you to our Community Advancement Partners: AutoFair of Stratham, Crescent Wealth Partners, Delta Dental, DF Richard, Hannaford, Kennebunk Savings, Newburyport Bank, Resiliency in Motion, Seacoast United Sports Club, Stewart’s Ambulance Service.
We are so grateful for your financial support, volunteer efforts and for sharing our mission to serve the Seacoast community.
The Beyond the Rainbow Fund
The Beyond the Rainbow Fund was founded in 2002 by Anne-Marie Viviano, a Seacoast resident and former Exeter Hospital patient, to provide financial and wellness assistance to patients and their families who face hardship as a result of a cancer diagnosis. Her vision was to relieve individuals of outside stressors so that they could better focus their energy on healing their bodies and minds.
Through generous support, The BTR Fund covers expenses, including rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, transportation, medication, groceries, wigs and wellness treatments. It has become an invaluable resources for hundreds of Seacoast-area cancer patients.
In May, 2009, Anne-Marie passed away after a courageous 14-year battle with breast cancer. Her remarkable journey and resilience of spirit continues to inspire and provide hope to so many, while her legacy continues through the Beyond the Rainbow Fund.
This year, all proceeds from Kites Against Cancer Season benefit Exeter Hospital's Together We Can campaign. Your support is appreciated now more than ever as we help patients navigate these uncertain times.