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Making Strides of Manchester

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Reg: 9:30AM Opening 11:30 AM then 2.6 mi Walk

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Arms Park
10 Arms St, Manchester, NH Map it

108 teams and 1,011 participants have raised $141,910.64

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

Thank you for a terrific & successful event. Yes, you may continue to fund-raise & submit those donations to the Bedford, NH office. You all, along with our corporate sponsors & RMWP Ambassadors so far raised $210,095. Congrats!

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Tomorrow is #Giving Tuesday – November 29 a global day of giving. It’s one day a year when people nationwide are focused on giving back to causes they love.  Let’s use this momentum to share our passion for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.  What a great day to push your fundraising over the top!  

Top Individual Fundraiser on a Team: CAROL GALLAGHER, Radical Hikers 

Top Individual Fundraiser not on a Team: MELISSA CUMMINGS 

Top Teams: (great job)
3rd Place – 
2nd Place – 
1st Place – 

Pacesetters: raising $2500 or more
Carol Gallagher $5,264
Melissa Cummings $5,204
Carolyn Claussen $4,307
Pauline Grant $2,860 

Real Men Wear Pink Ambassadors raised a total of $2,095 with BILL SHERRY raising the most of our Manchester Ambassadors at $1,020. Congratulate him when you see him.  Special thanks also to Russ Ouellette, David Ryan, Jaimie Gillingham, Phil Croxford, Howard Brodsky for joining our effort.  The site is live for more donations if you’d like to continue.       

Thank you all for your passion to our cause.  We hope you continue to support us to reach more who need us.
certificates for team leaders, award winners, and leadership team members that were not at wrap-up, will be sent to you.  We wish we could visit you each in person, but can't.  Again congratulations to everyone.  XO 
thank you volunteers


We thank you for your involvement in our event and wish you had joined us for our celebration.  
Lots of laughs, awards and yummy food.  We missed so many of you, so we will send out your certificates to arrive before Thanksgiving.  

Our wrap-up celebration and fun for all participants.
Stark Brewing Company (Millie’s)
500 N Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101

A time for celebration, awards, sharing and fun.  Room accessed by the river side of the building. 

We are still waiting for all the new event day registrations to be entered and all the gifts, but I expect to be able to pull reports and info to prepare certificates and a script for me to present to the crowd.  Please let me know you’ll be there I hope, and if not I’ll understand.  Thanks!


Also as posted on Facebook, Matthew’s pictures are accessible with two links. 

Our very special photographer, Matthew Hill Photography, donated his time at our event. Here are two links for you. "the first link are the lower Res (good for Facebook and stuff like that), the second link is to the high res (good for printing) The event was great this year! We had a great time capturing this year’s event! Hope you all enjoy them."

Low Resolution with Logo

High Res with No Logo's


Thank you for a terrific and successful event. Yes, you may continue to fund-raise & submit those donations to the Bedford, NH office. You all, along with our corporate sponsors and RMWP Ambassadors so far raised $205,641. Congrats.


What a great event!  Love hearing the wonderful words!


SUNDAY!!!  Parking at Arms Park and along the street.   
9:30-11:30 registration and activities
11:30 opening ceremonies, walk to follow about noon 
Walk stop offered by The Maids of Bedford
1:00ish closing remarks and estimated total raised to date. 
- for map, please scroll down on this page, if link does not work.  

For your convenience:  Here's a blank donation listing to print and use to track your gifts - click here

We are pleased to have 3AM Productions with us donating their services to our cause and also WZID joining us.  It'll be great!!

** FYI, we are looking to change and lengthen the 2017.  More info to come. 

2016 Route map from Arms Park

Leave Arms Park via main entrance turning left onto North Commercial Street. Right onto West Brook Street.  Right onto Canal Street. Left onto Spring Street. Right onto Elm Street. Right onto Granite Street. Right onto Commerical Street returning to Arm Park via main entrance. (click for pdf)

route map - jpeg


So exciting....  The special prayer shawls given in recognition to a few survivors at last year during opening ceremonies were a bit hit.  Well Caryn has crafted and again donated four for this year.  In addition she crafted a heart pin for each survivor.  How wonderful.  Can't wait. 

prayer shawls and pins donation


ROBIN MADDOX is very close to being our next PACESETTER!

We all applaud Carol Gallagher, who has become our latest Pacesetter by raising $2500 or more.  


We know October is just around the corner.  Reach out & we'll help.  

Ask about pink ribbon pin-up cards, mobile app, linking to FB etc.  


Sweet incentive thank you for those raising $100 (your event t-shirt) 

100 incentive

Sweet incentive thank you for those raising $500.  





TD Bank is a Flagship Sponsor!!

TD Bank Flagship Sponsor

If you have offline donations, please send them to: 

American Cancer Society 
Making Strides – Manchester
Two Commerce Drive, Suite 110
Bedford, NH 03110 

Include "Making Strides – Manchester, your team name and participant name", if applicable.  Checks payable to American Cancer Society. or call 1-603.763.4432 or 1-800-227-2345

We believe that everyone with breast cancer should have support.

That's why the American Cancer Society is so determined to be here for the survivors, the patients, the caregivers, and the millions saved through early detection.

Help raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education, and critical patient services by walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Making Strides of Manchester.

Get ready to join more than one million volunteers nationwide. When you sign up, fundraise, and participate in one of our noncompetitive, three- to five-mile walks, you will be there to support every person affected by breast cancer.

We walk to make sure that anyone touched by this disease has a hand to hold. So give us yours by taking the first steps in supporting this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

You can start a team, or keep your team going. And keep raising awareness and donations.

Begin today! The sooner we start, the farther we'll go.

Join us now.

Sponsor our event
Our Making Strides walk offers a unique opportunity to reach passionate participants in our community. As a Making Strides sponsor, you will help support the American Cancer Society in working to create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer.


Volunteer at our event
You're just a quick step from volunteering to support the Making Strides walk! None of this would be possible without dedicated volunteers donating their time and talent. Walk with the American Cancer Society volunteer family, and you will help us to end the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer.

Event Details

View our walk details
At our Making Strides walk, you can share in an inspiring mix of passion and purpose - exceptional courage of survivors, meaningful tributes to loved ones lost, and collective determination to raise funds to help finish the fight! Be sure to check often leading up to our event for important event-day details.

Event sponsored by:

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Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Making Strides Silver Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Carol Gallagher - $5,288.88
  2. Making Strides Silver Pacesetter Melissa Cummings - $5,204.00
  3. Making Strides Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Carolyn Claussen - $4,485.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. CHELBYS ANGELS FOR A CURE - $8,247.00
  2. Radical Hikers - $8,028.88
  3. Team Mama Granks - $5,595.00

Top Companies:

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  1 -  Gamma Medica Inc.       ($2,200.00)
  2 -  Walmart       ($50.00)


Contact Your Volunteer Planning Committee & Pamela Ritchie:

(603) 763-4432

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