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Bank of New Hampshire Supports The Beyond the Rainbow Fund

Exeter, New Hampshire – February 16, 2017 – Bank of New Hampshire is a proud supporter of Exeter Hospital and the work they do to provide financial assistance and support to local oncology patients in need while undergoing cancer treatment. To show their support, Bank of New Hampshire has committed to being a platinum sponsor of Exeter Hospital’s annual Kites Against Cancer fundraiser to support The Beyond the Rainbow Fund. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 21st at Hampton Beach near the Oceanfront Pavilion from 11 am to 3 pm.

"Kites Against Cancer provides an uplifting way for individuals and families to honor and remember their loved ones affected by cancer while at the same time helping others impacted by this disease," explains Cheryl Bougie, nurse navigator for Exeter Hospital's Center for Cancer Care.  "Through the continued generous support from our community, The Beyond the Rainbow Fund has been able to make a difference in the lives of many of our patients and their families."

Since its inception, the Beyond the Rainbow Fund has provided patients with immediate prescription assistance; subsidized rent, utility and fuel bills; purchased groceries; and assisted with additional needs that may have become unmanageable for individuals or their families during treatment. This fund also provides patients with wellness/fitness programs and integrative therapies, such as massage, that further assists them in improving their quality of life as they focus on healing and recovery. The impact felt by the recipients of this fund is immeasurable. 

“Imagine life without cancer and the profound change it would make to our lives and those we get to enjoy it with. The support the Beyond the Rainbow Fund provides is critical to local families and our community to keep the focus on what is most important, your health,” stated Kimberly Meyer, VP – Business Development Officer for Bank of New Hampshire. “We are proud to support the mission and vision of their future.”

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 24 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1.4 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders.  For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit




Photo Caption (L-R): Dan Raposa, Director of Advancement for Exeter Health Resources; Dr. Gary Proulx, Medical Director of radiation oncology at Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care, Kathy Kerrigan, Beyond the Rainbow Volunteer; Kimberly Meyer, VP – Business Development Officer for Bank of New Hampshire; Robert Benoit, Director for Bank of New Hampshire.


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