KYMMA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides aid and support to adult residents of Central New Hampshire who are coping with cancer.
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KYMMAcation Raffle Winners!
KYMMA held a raffle from Nov. 27 to Dec. 17, 2015 and the winners have been announced!
1st Prize: John Marunowski. Weeklong stay at Cold Spring Resort in Ashland, NH - $1,000 value!
2nd Prize: Donald Davis. 2-night stay for two guests in a one bedroom condo at the Nordic Inn Condo Resort in Lincoln, NH.
3rd Prize: Babs LaJeunesse. 2-night midweek stay (Sunday-Thursday) in a 3-bedroom condo for up to 8 people at Town Square Condos in Waterville Valley, NH.
Thanks to everyone who participated! Your support helps people in need.
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KYMMA's 16th Annual "Day to Fight Cancer" - THANK YOU!
KYMMA sends a heart-felt thank you to all who made our 16th Annual "Day to Fight Cancer" such a success! Your generosity makes a difference in so many
people's lives and KYMMA couldn't do it without you.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 was a gorgeous day and though attendance was down, donations are comparable to past years. Due to the low attendance, however, KYMMA is evaluating the event and looking at shaking things up. If you have any ideas/comments, we'd love to hear from you. Send e-mail to: info@MemoriesAlive.org.
As donations continue to come in, the total amount we've raised from this year's event is just shy of $15,000, with year to date fundraising just under $20,000. Remember, these funds stay in our local Central New Hampshire community to help individuals who live in the Pemi-Baker area and are affected by cancer.
1. Team Merrill
2. Michelle's Team
3. Team Spear-It
Top Individual Walkers:
1. David Converse
2. Bonnie Webb
3. Jenny Thibeault
Holderness Heels Winners:
1. Roberta Thompson (a.k.a. Estelle Auder) - Most Money Raised
2. Jim Tyrrell - First Across the Finish Line and First Male Participant
3. Diane Tiffany (a.k.a. Marie Therese Boisvert) - Best Costume
4. Marie Hixon (a.k.a. Gurt Hixon) - Best Strut
Support in various forms from friends and neighbors, including local businesses, community members, and local schools, makes it possible for us to continue to provide assistance to those in need. We greatly appreciate and highly value your contributions!
KYMMA's "Day to Fight Cancer" Featured a Walk-a-thon and Much More!
FUN FOR ALL AGES: BBQ, Colors of Cancer Nail Art, Drums Alive, Juggling Jim, Face Painting, Bubble Station, Dollar Sale, Silent Auction.
LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT: Chris White Band, Midweeklings, Michael Kim, Uncle Steve Band, Stove Pipe Mountain Band.
HOLDERNESS HEELS: A 50 yard dash in high heels! A minimum 2 inch heel height (no wedges and no duct tape), ages 16 and older. Prizes for first across the line, most money raised, and best strut/costume.
GLOW ZUMBA: Fun and fitness with Glow Zumba. Wear white, we
provide glow sticks, dance for a great cause!
DEDICATE A DOVE: We released Dedicated Doves (inflatable balloons with a message to loved ones) as part of our closing ceremony.
LUMINARIES: Luminaries dedicated to loved ones lit the pathway for participants during the evening hours of our walk-a-thon.
For more information, or if you'd like us to pick up a donation, please call us at (603) 707-1466 or send e-mail to info@MemoriesAlive.org.
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Mid-State Health Center Donates to KYMMA
Mid-State Health Center of Bristol and Plymouth, New Hampshire recently presented KYMMA with a donation "to help support the great work they do in our region to help people whose lives are affected by cancer."
Mid-State employees nominate local charities to be the beneficiary of their monthly "Jean's Day." KYMMA was nominated by Sam M. Thanks, Sam!
Mid-State wrote, "Many thanks to KYMMA for all the good work they are doing and to the Mid-State Team for their dedication to helping others."
According to its web site, Mid-State Health Center provides innovative, high-quality, patient-centered primary care to all regardless of the ability to pay. Their approach has proven to improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and improve patient, family, physician, and staff satisfaction.
2015 Book Award Scholarships - "How Has Cancer Affected My Life?"
KYMMA has announced four winners of the 2015 Book Award Scholarships to students at Plymouth State University (PSU) in the form of $500 gift certificates to be used for textbooks and or class supplies for the Fall 2015 semester.
Students at PSU who have been diagnosed with cancer, or have a close family member who has been stricken, were eligible to apply for these awards. All applicants were reviewed equally in response to the question, "How has cancer affected my life?"
Clark Family Book Award Winner: Nick Harrington
Michelle Morse Book Award Winners: Sophie Carter and Sierra M. Saari
2015 Plymouth Regional High School Scholarship Award
KYMMA has committed to one $500 Scholarship Award for students in their
senior year at Plymouth Regional High School (PRHS). Students should see
their guidance counselor for scholarship packets. The award will be
presented Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Plymouth State
University Cultural Arts Center.
Last year (2014), KYMMA presented a $500 Scholarship Award to Marykate Melanson, a senior at Plymouth Regional High School (no relation to KYMMA President Kathryn Melanson) at a special event in the Plymouth State University Cultural Arts Center.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Central New Hampshire
Your generosity makes a real and positive difference in the lives of individuals and families. Donations stay in our local community, support local residents, and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
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Cancer Support Resources for New Hampshire Residents
Now in our 16th year of community service, Keeping You, Me, and Memories Alive (KYMMA) benefits people in Central New Hampshire, including, but not limited to, residents of Ashland, Alexandria, Bath, Benton, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Danbury, Dorchester, Ellsworth, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, Lincoln, New Hampton, Piermont, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth, and Woodstock.
Thanks to the support of our friends and neighbors, we've raised more than $250,000 through our "Day to Fight Cancer" event over the past 15 years.
Over the past three years, we've issued gifts to more than 150 local families to help with groceries, gas, heating oil, back-to-school clothes and supplies, furnace repairs, and utility bills.
Read some of the Testimonials we've received from gift recipients.
See our News page for links to numerous articles about KYMMA over the past several years.