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!


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!

JBT Hockey Game – March 3rd

The New England Wolves have once again dedicated one of their home games to celebrating the memory of John Bradley Thompson and raising awareness and research funding for The Cure Starts Now Foundation.

JBT Hockey

This year’s JBT game will be held at the Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia at 5:30 PM on Saturday, March 3rd, when the Wolves battle the East Coast Wizards in an EHL Showdown. We encourage the community to come out and support the Wolves and this wonderful Foundation.  There will be give-a-ways, a raffle and the popular “Not so Mini One-on-One” Shootout Competition”, where members of the greater community take the ice in between periods to compete for the coveted JBT Trophy.

Check out the “Not so Mini One-on-One” Shootout Competition” webpage to help our players reach their fundraising goals.

John endured a 10 month battle with DIPG back in 2013 / 2014. DIPG is a terminal brain tumor that is inoperable and leaves families with no hope. John would be turning 11 years old on the 25th of March — There was nothing anyone could do for him four years ago, so John’s family and the Cure Starts Now kindly request your attendance & support — Together, we can change the outcome for future families that are devastated with a child who is diagnosed with DIPG.

The Cure Starts Now is made up of over 30 Chapters from around the globe and has quickly become one of the fastest growing Cancer Foundations in the world. The NH Chapter is run by the Thompson family in honor of John — All the CSN Chapters are run by families and fueled by Heart, Love & the Hope that a Homerun Cure for Cancer will be found. CSN has an overhead of just 3%, allowing almost every dollar to go straight to data collection and research. They are bringing the world’s best neurologists together and creating an unprecedented environment of collaboration. The money raised is spent wisely, ensuring that there’s no duplication in clinical trials and that all researchers are aware of what’s working and what’s not.

Please join us at the Merrill Fay Arena on March 3rd at 5:30 PM for an afternoon of family fun, community support and some great hockey!

Not so Mini One on One

JBT Hockey Game Press Release2018


The 4th Annual JBT Regatta was a success! We raised over $91,000 to support the Homerun Cure for cancer.  We are amazed by our community who continues to show so much heart in supporting our fight against DIPG.  We thank all of you that donated and everyone that came to the WYC to share in such an incredible day. 

It was an honor to present WYC Member Dan Smith with the JBT Perseverance Award. Dan has shown so much positive spirit and courage in his life, just as John showed us. 

Congrats to Guy Nickerson and family crew on Pressure for taking 1st Place in the Regatta. And a huge shout-out to Conor Hayes for taking the top spot in the Sailor Fundraising Challenge! His team raised $5,100 for the Cure Starts Now! 
Thank you. 

See you next year!

Dance, Dance, Dance!

Next Friday, November 13th, Jesse will be competing in the Lakes Region Dancing with the Stars Charity at Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium in Meredith, NH to support the New Hampshire Chapter of The Cure Starts Now, in memory of our John Bradley.


This is a wonderful local event, each team performs and the audience members cast votes for the team / charity they wish to support, every dollar is a vote!  The charity with the most votes / money raised will receive 50% of ALL the money raised.  The runner up receives 25% and all other charities divide the remaining funds.  All in all, 100% of the money collected will go to great local charities so please do what you can to support this great fundraiser.


ONLY 20 TICKETS LEFT!!  This is your last chance to buy tickets by clicking on THIS LINK. 

If you would like to help by making a donation in advance by clicking the icon below:

Give a Gift via PayPal

As always, go to Thinkjohnbradley.com anytime to see the latest updates!

Dance On Friends!


JBT Regatta Photos!

Thanks again for all of the support we received at the 2nd Annual JBT Regatta at the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club on June 18th.  We had a huge turnout, not only with the sailors who raced in the Regatta and the 200+ people who came out for the BBQ & Auction, but the dozens of friends and colleagues who sent us incredibly generous donations.  We raised over $45,000 for The Cure Starts Now Foundation!!

A HUGE thank you goes to our great friends, the Milligan’s.  Yesterday’s Milligan Memorial Golf Tournament raised another $14,500 for CSN – as well as $14,500 for the Babcock Scholarship Fund.   INCREDIBLE!!  

Please know that you all are truly a part of something special  —  CSN is a wonderful foundation powered by families that have endured the same heartache that DIPG delivered us  –  We will end this devastating disease, no matter how long it takes!   Please know how appreciative and sincerely thankful we are for your support …  It means the world to us and we are so proud to be making this impact in John’s honor.