The champion is…

It was a fun night at the Merrill Fay Ice Arena for the 4th Annual Not So Mini One-on-One Shootout competition.  Chad Baron took the championship as the only skater to score in round 2. Congrats Chad!

With all the support and donations from last nights event, the New Hampshire Chapter of the Cure Starts Now has raised One Million Dollars for Cancer Research since we started this Cure Starts Now Crusade at Gunstock back in October 2013.

 

Thank you for your continued support, together, we are making a difference.   Together, we get closer to finding the Homerun Cure.

JBT Tribute Game with the NE Wolves

Please join us at the Merrill Fay Ice Arena in Laconia on Saturday January 25th  –  Puck drops at 4:30 PM.

We are hopeful that this event will bring a major milestone for the New Hampshire Chapter of the Cure Starts Now. If we reach our goal of raising $30,000 for this event, we will surpass One Million Dollars raised for Cancer Research since we started this Cure Starts Now Crusade at Gunstock back in October 2013.  John was battling DIPG at that time … and we’ve been fighting for hundreds of other kids ever since.  The progress that has been made over the last 6+ years is extraordinary and this Foundation has made incredible strides, each getting us closer to finding the Homerun Cure for Cancer.

The 4th Annual Not So Mini One-on-One Shootout competition has already started, with eight brave participants currently fundraising at https://events.thecurestartsnow.org/jbt-shootout/ —  Please support the skater of your choice to help give them an advantage.   The more money they raise, the more pucks they’ll get in the shootout.  This year’s competitors include:

  • Defending Champion Jeff D’Arcy  —  Only Foxboro Champ that’s still in the game.
  • Cody James Kretschmer
  • Kyle Mignanelli 
  • Kevin Lee 
  • Chad Baron 
  • Mark Talamo 
  • Lance Kelty 
  • CJ LaPlante   

 

Hope to see everyone at the Rink on Saturday the 25th  —  Thank you for your continued support, we are so lucky to be part of such an amazing community.

Together, we are making a difference.   Together, we will find the Cure.  

The Cure Starts Now  –   The Game is in Two Weeks.

 

A Wonderful Day.

A Wonderful Day.

The 6th Annual JBT Regatta was an overwhelming success!   We were graced with perfect weather and WYC was packed with hundreds of beautiful people to celebrate John and help raise over $106,000 for the Cure Starts Now Foundation!

We finally had some wind …  A nice Westerly breeze aided Guy Nickerson and his crew of “Pressure” to defeat 20 other boats and earn the top honor  —  Great work Guy!

The Party at WYC was immaculate … Almost 300 smiles graced the grounds of WYC to enjoy the music, food, JBT Store, awards, auction and to most importantly, to celebrate the memory of John Bradley Thompson —  The most awesome kid that ever was.

This year’s JBT Perseverance Award was presented to Allan Beetle, a fixture in our community who battled & defeated cancer a decade ago and acts as an advocate to others who are facing health or life challenges.   His philanthropy & involvement in our community is 2nd to none and we are proud to Honor Allan with the 2019 JBT Perseverance Award.

In the end, it was a perfect day and we are so thankful to everyone who helped out with the event, showed up to party, donated auction items & money for the cause and a huge thanks to the WYC for hosting such a great event … Your support is appreciated.

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See you guys next year!

 

Tomorrow is the Big Day…

The 6th Annual JBT Regatta Party starts at 4pm at WYC. It’s going to be a perfect day in the Lakes Region, so end it with style!

This years auction is the best yet! Check out some of the amazing items we have lined up:

Gunstock Ski Club Year Membership
Lobster Bake for 20 on Welch Island
K2 Powder Skis
Paddle boards
Sox / Bruins / Pats / Nascar tickets
Golf Tournament for 20 @ Nippo / RCC
Parafunalia Lily Pad
Golf at LCC & Hanover CC
Texas Hog Hunt
Indoor Golf Membership to Patrick’s
Fay’s Pontoon Rental
LWSA Sailing School Sessions
Silver Sands Surf Session
Fjallravan Bags

Gift Certificates Gallore
Skydiving
American Cottage Specialty
InnSeason Vacation
Custom Shot Ski

The Big One: 30 Minute MDB Firework Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fguf-9p_0U0

….And soooo much more!

Nevermind free food, great people and a keg!

Still time to make a donation:
https://thecurestartsnow.org/get-involved/chapters/new-hampshire-gilford/donate/

Or you can support your favorite crew @ https://thecurestartsnow.salsalabs.org/6thannualjbtregatta/index.html

See you tomorrow!

A Big To-Do – 2 weeks away!

We’re gearing up for the 6th Annual JBT Regatta, just two weeks away!    Everyone is invited, whether you’re a sailor or not …. They’ll be live music, a free BBQ for the whole family, great awards and the coolest auction ever  —  The Race starts at 11:30AM, but more importantly, the Big Party starts at 4 PM at WYC on Dockham Shore in Gilford, NH.

Our New Hampshire Chapter has raised just under $750,000 since we joined The Cure Starts Now Foundation back in 2013, when our son John was battling DIPG.  The impact we have made is remarkable and every dollar raised gets us one step closer to finding a Homerun Cure for Cancer.

HELP THE SAILORS HELP US!  The more $ a boat raises, the more time off their race results (bragging rights!). Consider supporting a particular sailor and help their boat gain an advantage on the water then you can do so at: http://thecurestartsnow.salsalabs.org/6thannualjbtregatta/index.html

 

Thank you for your continued support – see you in a couple weeks!

 

July 13 – 6th Annual JBT Regatta

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  The 6th Annual JBT Regatta & Auction in support of The Cure Starts Now Foundation is being held on Saturday July 13th at the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club (WYC) in Gilford.  This annual event allows our community to come together and continue to fight DIPG by supporting a Foundation that is making great strides to finding a cure… And have FUN while doing it!! ALL ARE WELCOME!!

The Cure Starts Now Foundation is making great progress in bringing both Researchers and Pediatric Neurologists together in order to combat the devastating reality of DIPG.   Many believe that DIPG holds the secrets that could lead to the cure for all Cancers  —  Our goal is to find that ‘Homerun Cure’ so no parent has live with the loss of child to cancer, as we did with our son John.

Registered boats will set sail at 11:30am. Live music, Auction and Award Ceremony festivities to commence at 4pm.  Each year, we are honored to recognize a person from our community who has persevered life challenges with undeniable integrity and positivity with the JBT Courage.Spirit.Hope Award.  Bring the whole family to cheer on the sailors, enjoy the music, take a dip in the lake, bid on great local auction items and congratulate the JBT Award recipient (to be announced at the Event).  Light food will be served, BYOB.

If you are interested in sailing, supporting the cause with an auction item or just making a donation, please email Jesse at jesse@ndprecast.com.

More information to come.  See you on July 13th!

 

And the trophy goes to…

And the trophy goes to…

It was an amazing night at the Merril Fay Arena! Collectively, our community raised another $30,000 to fund critical DIPG research!

Jeff D’Arcy took home the coveted JBT Trophy by winning the Not So Mini one-on-one Shootout. Congrats Jeff!

A huge thanks goes to the New England Wolves for bringing this event together. And special thanks to everyone who came out to the rink to celebrate John & chip in for The Cure Starts Now Foundation, we are so humbled by your continued support!

The Cure Starts Now is getting us closer to the day when there is a cure for cancer. When that day comes, we will all be winners.

Thank you!