Fantastic Events & Heartfelt Support
Anderson Pharmacy Fund
The Anderson Pharmacy Fund was established by Jerry & Lynn Anderson in 2000, when Lynn was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer at Lakes Region General Hospital. During her treatment, Lynn overheard another patient mention that he could not afford the $45 for a necessary medication. Lynn and Jerry decided at that time that they would like to do something to help ensure oncology patients in the Lakes Region would not need to worry about how they would pay for the care that they needed. The fund was established shortly thereafter.
The Anderson’s daughters and sons-in-law held the first Bay State Audio & Media Golf Tournament in 2005 to honor Jerry Anderson after he was diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, Jerry lost his brave struggle with cancer, but the Andersons continue the tournament to honor his memory and to raise money for the cause that meant so much to him. Over the years, this event has raised more than $75,000 for the Anderson Pharmacy Fund, benefitting oncology patients at LRGHealthcare.
Tanger Outlet Center’s Fit for Families 5K & Pink Style Campaign
Tanger ‘s Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign creates awareness for the importance of early detection and helps raise money to support ongoing breast cancer research. Tanger's campaign also helps fund many important programs focused on improving quality of life for breast cancer patients. As part of its annual PinkStyle Campaign, Tanger Outlets in 22 states topped the $1 million mark in funds raised for the cause, for the third consecutive year. Since 1994, Tanger has donated $9.2 million to fight breast cancer nationally.
On a local level, Tanger Outlet Center in Tilton has supported their local community by donating more than $252,000 to LRGHealthcare's Digital Mammography program.
Brenda’s Ride with Friends
Each year, breast cancer survivor Brenda Ganong hosts Brenda’s Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time, an annual event that raises money for LRGHealthcare’s Oncology Department.
The Ride started in 2003 with just 35 participants and has continued to grow with each passing year. Over 400 people attended the festivities in 2010, bikers and non-bikers alike. The event includes a motorcycle convoy from the Weirs to Waterville Valley, and a cookout, raffles, and live music.
Over the years, this event has raised more than $30,200 for the Oncology department at LRGHealthcare.
“The outpouring of support from the community is amazing, and knowing that we’re helping cancer patients right here in our own community is very rewarding. The opportunity to lead hundreds of friends on the ride always triggers a range of emotions,” says Brenda.