NEWS & EVENTS
Annie's Angels Scholarship Program - On going - If you have an Exeter High School student interested in scholarship money for college, Annie's Angels is offering a $1000.00 scholarship. For details have your student contact their guidance counselor today!
Board Meetings - First Thursday of every month 6pm at the Hampton Inn Exeter, 59 Portsmouth Ave. Exeter, NH
Ocean Front Gaming Dates for 2013 - 81 Ocean Blvd. 2nd floor on Hampton Beach. Thursday February 14 (Valentine's Day), Sunday March 3, Tuesday March 26 (Amy Destefano fundraiser), Saturday June 15, Monday July 15, Saturday September 7 (Hampton Seafood Fest), Thursday October 31 (Halloween Party), Saturday November 11, Sunday December 22 (Christmas Party) for more info about Ocean Front Gaming click here
Saturday, March 23rd -5th Annual Heavenly Ball at the Portsmouth Harbor Event and Conference Center! A guitar filled cocktail hour begins at 6pm with music by Charlie Strater followed by dinner & dancing as Lee Griffin sings Sinatra and 3 Entertainment's JR rocks the house. We'll feature our famous silent auction, a door prize and other raffles so come out and join the fun! Tickets are $50.00 per person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased on line and will be waiting for you at the door.
Sunday April 14 - Pose with Pride, an Annie's Helping Hands event -Primp, pamper and treat yourself to a day of beauty at the Hampton Inn Exeter, 59 Portsmouth Ave. Tickets are $50.00 and include an up do or blow out, make up application and massage. There'll be a great door prize and you can buy raffles for impressive gift baskets! Get a complimentary photo taken to mark this memorable event to benefit Annie's Helping Hands Oncology program! Tickets in advance please.
Tuesday May 21 - 4pm to 9pm Flatbread Night at Hampton Flatbread, 61 High Street, Hampton. Meet Bill, Diane and the gang! Fun and free t-shirts! Best of all, Annie's Angels get a portion of the proceeds for the night.
Thursday July 4 - 1st Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament to be held at Stratham Hill Park, 270 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham. Fun starts at 11am! Registration is $25.00 per player. Refreshments will be available!
Today is one of those sad days. Many of you know that my daughter Audrey has suffered from an incurable condition for 3 years now. She has gone through lots of treatment including over a year of chemotherapy. She is one of the lucky ones who has not suffered from some of the related effects of her illness. She has rebounded well but still has a rough go at it every day. We believe that every day is a gift as many do not survive from her illness.
Last night, one of the children who sufferes from OMS lost his fight. He was a month shy of his second birthday. We followed Maddox through his fight with OMS, battling it every day. He would come back and then it would bring him back down. But it finally got the best of him. His spirit and toughness will live on through all of the other OMS kids who are fighting every day to survive and fight this terrible condition.
This is why I have decided to start my own battle against OMS. This August I will be riding my bike from Niagara Falls to Hampton, NH in order to raise money to help fund the OMS Research Fund at Children's Hospital - Boston. Although I don't have the ability to cure OMS myself, I do have the ability to make a difference for Audrey and all the other kids who suffer from OMS. Audrey's doctor, Dr. Mark Gorman of Children's Hospital, is one of 3 specialists in the country who are dedicated to fighting OMS. He is leading a dedicated research team to help find a cure for OMS. All the money I raise on this bike ride will be donated to the research fund.
I'm doing all of this with the help of Bill DaGiau and his charity Annie's Angels. He is my riding partner and will be making the ride from Niagara Falls with me.
If you would like to help me make a difference in a child's life who has OMS, then please donate on this website. I will stop at nothing to help my daughter and others who are in the same fight to find a cure for OMS.
Hi, my name is Dakota. I am a four year old little boy with a genetic disability preventing me from walking along like other kids my age. I have many other significant daily skills that are impossible for me to accomplish, but never give up or stop having faith.
The bumpy road I face does not keep me down. Despite my limitations I am very happy and joyfully living life with a family who loves me. I am active and vibrant and love to play music, go to school, and have fun with my family and friends.
Dakota Needs a Special Van
Every day Dakota gets bigger, making it harder for his family to get him in and out of their vehicle. He will soon be in a wheelchair making it easier and more comfortable for both Dakota and his family. Traveling is very important for their family who love to take trips. Due to lack of funding for the transportation needs of disabled children, they are turning to the community to help raise money for a handicap accessible van. This will make things easier for Dakota to do the things he loves and give the family some sense of normalcy.
It doesn’t stop there
How much more can a man take
This is too muchIn March of 2012 Jason was considered a survivor of Spindle Cell Sarcoma. In November of 2012, he was again re-diagnosed with Spindle Cell Sarcoma. Since then he has had 4 surgeries to remove the cancer and is currently under close observation to monitor him for local recurrence or distant spread of his disease to his lungs or lymph nodes.
Our fundraising GOAL is $25,000.00
No amount is too small. Every little bit counts.
Announcing a change of name, not of service Rejuvenation Helping Hands is now
Lending a hand to ease the pain. A complimentary service for clients with cancer. Call Rejuvenations Professional Massage for details 603-775-7855 or check out Rejuvenations Professional Massage on line.
Annie's Angels BIG East Coast Adventure
As I prepare to turn 50 this March, I have begun to look back at what I have done in my life. Like everyone, I've had my highs and I've had my lows but the best "thing" I've done has been the founding of Annie's Angels. I may be just ok at this charity thing but one thing I can do very well is ride a bicycle. I don't ride fast but I can ride far...VERY FAR! So, this May I will put my butt on the line to raise $100,000.00 for Annie's Angels families by cycling from Daytona Beach Florida to Stratham, NH. This 1700 mile trek will take about 3 weeks to complete (May 26 - June 16) and will give our families hope for their coming challenges.
A Heavenly Thank You
I know this page is filled with events, then thank you's, but really that's all we can say. We can't say it enough,Thank you! Without your support, our Annie's Angels Families would be in grave financial stress. Thank you for making our 3rd Annual Heavenly Ball such a huge success. See you next March at the Portsmouth Harbor Event & Conference Center.
Zumba with Angela
Zumba with Angela was a huge success! Thank you to Director, Dianne Richards for putting this together and thank you to Angela Garcia for letting us take part in her classes. We do look forward to doing this one again!
Thanks for your support...AGAIN!
Thanks for joining us for Marina's Rockin Cruise! We had a blast and raised money for the Frappier Family. Thanks to our sponsors and JR for making this such a success!
A Giving Heart Thank You
Dear Friends and family,
We would like to take this time to thank you for donating to A Giving Heart Fundraiser.
Over the last few months, your generosity has helped buy medication, groceries and other necessities. Everyday brings new strengths. Walking without a walker, drining and even working a few hours a week. it is a long road, but being able to return to some normal activities has been such a blessing.
Thank you for all your support, donations and prayers.
Dan Golden and Family
Beyond words– OK – so days have passed (and I miss you!) and by now I’ve usually come up with a couple of quick (or not so quick) thoughts to share with you. But somehow this year I don’t seem to be decompressing after the Ride. It’s all still one big, fabulous, warm, awesome experience that I still can’t put into words. Debby Harry (yes – I’m dating myself) used to talk/sing about family of choice and family of conscience. A fellow proud adoptee, she knew that one wasn’t necessarily better than the other but that they both luckily exist. There are no words to express how much you, my Ride family, means to me. Just like in any family, this past year has held both great and terrible things for our members. I know, especially after this year’s Ride, that I am not alone when I turn to my Ride family of choice for strength and courage, inspirations and laughs – a hell of a lot of laughs! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Thank you from the Trans NH ride Against Muscular Dystrophy
The following is a note from the organizers of the Trans NH Bike Ride 2010. They are truely amazing people, running this event for more then 20 years!
"You're amazing!! In such a down economy and 20 less riders that usual you still came through and raised $131,500. That is a phenomenal total given that last year's ride netted $144,000 and we had 18 more riders! Thanks to each and every one of you for all you did to make this year's ride such a success!! Over and above the ride itself, the folks in Colebrook couldn't have been happier or more appreciative for all the blankets you donated."
Thanks again for a successful 2010 TNHBR!
TNHBR Board of Directors
Here's a GSQ Thank You!
The following is a thank you and a short recap sent to us by the organizers of the Granite State Quest - a ride to cure cancer.Hello,
Generally, it is a disappointment when one’s parade is rained upon. Well, yesterday, I think 100 folks were pleased when rain fell on their "parade." Thank you all for making the 8th annual Granite State Quest a wonderful success! From the early morning start for the 100 milers to the 10:30 send off of the 50 mile ride by our 5 year friend Camron and his bother Nolan, the level of excitment and commitment was fantastic. And yes, the rain created a few more challenges, but it did not dampen your spirts one bit.
It was wonderful to see a stream of riders head out as a powerful statement of a common commitment to find a cure for cancer. You were noticed by many people throughout the communities you rode. At one of the more busy intersections, a road warrior volunteer was asked what event was taking place. After being told that it was a bike ride for cancer research, the driver of the car reached into her pocket and handled the volunteer fourteen dollars - yes, you were noticed.
We hope you enjoyed the post ride barbeque and that with your families and friends were able to celebrate and recognize what you accomplished on a hot and rainy day in July. Cancer in isolation is unthinkable, with a family and friends it is bearable and with a community, you believe it is something you can beat - thank you for being a part of the community.
Over the next few weeks we will keep you updated with the fundraising and will send out photos from the day. In the meantime, we hope any aches and pains from yesterday's ride will go away and that you enjoy a wonderful summer.
Best regards and thanks,
Annie's Angels was honored by the Great Bay eLearning Charter School at their 2010 Commencement Ceremony. Members of Annie's Angels received The President's Call to Service Award! This award is in recognition of commitment to strengthening our nation and for making a difference through volunteer service. Congratulations to Kaitie Virgue who accepted a bronze award, Billy DaGiau who accepted a silver award and to Bill & Diane DaGiau who accepted a lifetime achievement award.
Latest News Events Update
Thanks to Sasha and On-Belay for letting us serve the kids lunch. We love helping out at these On-Belay events. These kids are AMAZING!
Thanks also to the Exeter Lions Club! YES it rained but the Lions held another fun event to fund their Site and Hearing Fund. Annie's Angels rode 50 miles in 2 hours and 55 minutes...lightning fast for us!!! I guess we were in a hurry to get back for the ALL YOU CAN EAT picnic :o)
Next week is Tour de Cure, a ride for the American Diabetes Association. Support Team Annie's Angels here, just click DONATE at the top of this page!