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KYMMA - Keeping You, Me, and Memories Alive, Inc.

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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KYMMA's Calendar Raffle - 33 Prizes Awarded to Winners!

KYMMA's Calendar Raffle - Nov. 2016 KYMMA held a Calendar Raffle and awarded a new prize every day for 30 days in November and held three bonus drawings in December 2016 to support our mission!

THANK YOU to everyone who participated!

Click here to see a list of winners and prizes generously donated by local businesses.

Proceeds from raffle tickets, purchased for $20 each, will provide aid and support for adult residents of Central New Hampshire who are coping with cancer.

For questions or comments, please call (603) 707-1466 or send e-mail to:

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Motorcycle Ride Benefits KYMMA

Hoka-Hey - Liz Aquilla Ice Muffin's Summer Run, a Hoka Hey memorial motorcycle ride through the White Mountains to benefit cancer patients, was held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 beginning at 12 noon at Laconia Harley-Davidson in Meredith.

Riders traveled a route through the White Mountains and ended up at Moose Pond Farm in Center Harbor for a barbecue. The event was organized by Tracy Aquilla as a tribute to his wife, Liz, who passed away last year after battling breast cancer.

See the article by Bob Morton of here in the News section at

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2016 PSU Book Award Scholarships - "How Has Cancer Affected My Life?"

The 2016 Joan Merrill Book Award, 2016 Michelle Morse Book Award, and the 2016 Clark Family Book Award are being awarded to students at Plymouth State University (PSU) in the form of a $300 gift card to the PSU Book Store to be used for textbooks and/or class supplies for the Fall 2016 semester.

PSU students who have been diagnosed with cancer, or who 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?"

Read essays submitted by PSU students in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2011.

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Plymouth Regional High School 2016 Scholarship Award

KYMMA will award one $500 Scholarship Award to a student in her or his senior year at Plymouth Regional High School (PRHS). Students should see their guidance counselor for scholarship packets. The award will be presented during a ceremony on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Plymouth State University Cultural Arts Center.

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KYMMAcation Raffle Winners - December 2015

See the list of winners and prizes for the KYMMAcation Raffle held November 27 to December 17, 2015 and see a video of the raffle drawings.

Thanks to everyone who participated! Your support is helping 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:

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.

Photos courtesy of Speare Hospital. See more photos on their website.

KYMMA's Top Teams and Top Walkers for 2015

Top Fund Raising Teams:

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 2015 Day to Fight Cancer
Photos courtesy of Speare Hospital. See more photos on their website.

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

KYMMA's Day to Fight Cancer

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Mid-State Health Center Donates to KYMMA
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.

You can make a secure, online, tax-deductible donation to KYMMA using the "Donate Now" button appearing on this page (see below) and on our Contact page.

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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.

Support from friends and neighbors, including local businesses, organizations, community members, and schools, makes it possible for us to continue to provide assistance to those in need. We greatly appreciate and highly value your contributions and participation!

Click the "Donate Now" image below to make a secure, online, tax-deductible donation via PayPal with your credit card, debit card, checking account, or PayPal balance.

To indicate your donation is in memory of someone special, please click the "Notes (Optional)" link at checkout. If you don't see where in PayPal to add notes, please contact us with whatever we should know with respect to your donation.

Click the "Donate Now" image above to open a secure PayPal page in a new tab or window.

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Cancer Support Resources for New Hampshire Residents

See our web page with 30 cancer support resources for New Hampshire residents.

KYMMA - Neighbors Helping Neighbors
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Benefiting the People of Central New Hampshire

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.

Keep informed of KYMMA's activities by subscribing to our free e-mail newsletter.

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Contact Us with your pledge of support, questions, comments, or the name and contact information of someone who is ill with cancer and may need financial or emotional assistance.

Keeping You, Me, and Memories Alive, Inc.
(Helping Neighbors Fight Cancer Since 1999)

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