1 WEEK! Prepare to tack.

The 3rd Annual JBT Regatta is just 1 week away!!  We hope to see you at the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club next Saturday, July 16th.  This event supports the NH Chapter of The Cure Starts Now Foundation., in memory of our John Bradley Thompson who lost his battle with DIPG, a very rare brain cancer, in April 2014.

All are welcome!

We have an exciting list of live and silent auction items – something for everyone -including a Skydiving Adventure (with video recording!), weekend retreat to Pittsburg NH, 12 person two day Golf Tournament, gift certificates to a variety of Lakes Region restaurants and much more!

We are accepting donations in advance.  Please go to: https://thecurestartsnow.webconnex.com/jbtregatta16  if you would like to support us.  The Cure Starts Now Foundation is leading the way to find a cure for DIPG, and in the process a potential Home-Run-Cure for all cancers.  You support will help us get closer to a day that parents of a child diagnosed with DIPG will hear “cure“instead of “inoperable and terminal“.

The Day’s Events:

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Sailors Registration
  • 11:00 AM:  Sailors Reverse Start –Sanders Bay. During the races feel free to get out on the water to watch the action or come to the WYC for a swim and get your 50/50 tickets!
  • 4:00 PM: Silent Auction opens and our favorite – Paul Warnick – will start the music!
  • 4:30 PM: BBQ is served – Donations suggested.
  • 5:30 PM: Live Auction Begins (approximate time)
  • 6:00 PM: Silent Auction Closes (approximate time)
  • 6:30 PM: JBT Spirit Award Presentation and Sailing Awards
  • 6:45-7:00 PM: Auction Check-Out and Thank You!


See you next Saturday! Thank you all!

July 16th – 3rd Annual JBT Regatta


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  The 3rd Annual JBT Regatta & Auction in support of The Cure Starts Now Foundation is being held on Saturday July 16th 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!!

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.

The Cure Starts Now Foundation has established itself as one of the fasting growing Cancer Foundations in the world and 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’ and we have the foundation to do just that.    It won’t happen this year, but it will happen … and we’re proud that our Community has become an instrumental player in this fight.

Our NH Chapter has raised almost $350,000 over the last 2 ½ years  —  But it’s not enough.  We need to keep the ball rolling and every donation we get is one step closer to funding the Doctor who cures cancer.   That Doctor will get all the credit when it happens, and we’re cool with that!  Every disease that plagued past generations was cured, we believe that Cancer is no different.  At some point, Cancer will no longer take away our loved ones  —  That Cure Starts Now!

More information to come.  See you on July 16th!



Hockey FUN!

Thanks to Laconia Ice Arena, the New England Wolves, the NH Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions and of course our wonderful community for a great day and an even better game. The Wolves won 8 – 6 behind skillful moves and hard work. Because of everyone’s collective efforts we were able to raise $3,300 for the Cure Starts Now Foundation yesterday, which is absolutely phenomenal!

During the second intermission, Jeff Woodburn, Andrew Hosmer and Lisa DiMartino represented the NH State Senate and the NH Council for Youths Chronic Conditions in presenting Coach Andrew Trimble and the Wolves with a certificate of recognition for their commitment to our cause.  Great work guys!

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We sincerely appreciate everyone coming out to the game and we will put these funds right to work in search for the homerun cure for cancer.  Thanks again for keeping us and our cause in your hearts and minds!

Jesse, Alison and our families


JBT HOCKEY – Sunday Jan. 31st

Hi Friends!

You’re invited to the New England Wolves EHL Elite JBT Hockey Game next Sunday, January 31st at the Laconia Ice Arena at 2:15 PM.

The Wolves have dedicated their 2015-2016 season to John’s memory.  This Sunday they are celebrating this dedication with everyone at a Home Game and we hope you can make it.   A good friend of ours, Andrew Trimble, is the coach of these great young men and he is teaching them more than life’s game on the ice.  We were given the opportunity to meet the team a couple weeks back and were so impressed & humbled with their clear desire to help us raise awareness and research funds for the The Cure Starts Now Foundation.

Admission to the game is $5 for adults and $1 for kids.  The puck drops at 2:15.

Click here for Directions to the Rink

It will be fun for the whole family.  We will have a booth set up with courage.spirit.hope t-shirts for the kids in the stands.  There will be a 50/50 raffle, other give aways and we will accept donations for the Cure Starts Now.


The Wolves are an amazing team, full of determination and heart.  They represent the courage.spirit.hope that we stand for and we are very thankful for this dedication.

You can read more about all their accomplishments – and incredible season so far – on their WOLVES WEBSITE.  Please check out the New England Wolves EHL Elite Facebook page too – LIKE IT!

See you Sunday at the Rink!


If you have any questions or want more details, please email us at thinkjohnbradley@gmail.com.




Dance, Dance, Dance…. in case you missed it!!

It is safe to say that Jesse will literally do anything to raise awareness and money for a charity that is so close to our hearts.  Our community near and far once again supported us and surrounded us with positive energy and love. We could not do this without you.   It was an amazing night.  We want to congratulate all the other dancers that put their best foot forward to make it such a successful event and a night to remember.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Enjoy The Show!!

Givers Gain.


Last Friday, we drove up to Montreal and proudly presented Dr. Jane Pappas with a check for $100,000 on behalf of The Cure Starts Now Foundation and the DIPG Collaborative.

Dr. Jane Pappas works in conjunction with Jewish General Hospital and our Medical Advisory Board approved her grant to research genetic and epigenetic profiling within DIPG cells in vitro.  We were excited to have the opportunity to present Jane with this check, she was certainly surprised, thankful and emotional.  It’s fulfilling to see this money going to the right spots  —  Our collective efforts are making a difference and we’d like to say thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support this worthy cause.  

Watch us present this grant to Jane:


Thank You!!


REMINDER: Tonight is the last chance to donate through our Blog to Friday’s Dancing with the Lakes Region Stars Charity Event. Go to www.thinkjohnbradley.com to see links on recent posts to donate and make a difference in our community.  Cash and check donations are accepted at the show. We hope to bring home the Grand Prize for The Cure Starts Now!!

Below is a list of the “competition”. Tickets to the event are Sold Out – it is sure to be entertaining.


We wish everyone luck, and thanks again to the wonderful community around us!

Alison and Jesse

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:

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

Dance On Friends!