Kites of all colors will fill the sky above Hampton Beach as friends and neighbors gather to honor and remember loved ones affected by cancer at Exeter Hospital’s annual Kites Against Cancer event. A long-standing tradition now in its 9th year, Kites Against Cancer demonstrates our United in Wellness commitment to patients, their families and our community.
Kites Against Cancer
May 21, 2017
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Hampton Beach (near the Oceanfront Pavilion)
This uplifting family event kicks off with Zumba® at 11:00 a.m. followed by a dedication ceremony at noon in which Samantha Russo, Miss New Hampshire 2013, will take the stage and sing in honor of cancer survivors and those lost to cancer.
Event festivities feature family-friendly activities, including kite flying and decorating, face painting, raffles, refreshments, music provided by Z107, and more! **Raffle prizes have been generously donated by area businesses, including concert tickets to the Lady Gaga concert at Fenway Park.
Visit the Everyday Amazing Mobile provided by Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Attendees are encouraged to stop by and share what “everyday amazing” means to them, as well as share the name of someone in their lives whom they consider to be amazing. Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s leading radiation and medical oncologists provide care for patients at Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care.
Stop by the Rockingham VNA & Hospice tent and enjoy a free cup of chowder compliments of CR’s The Restaurant in Hampton. Additional snacks and refreshments provided by Hannaford and Polar Beverages.
Receive a complimentary kite with each $10 donation (Only cash and check accepted.). Special kites available the day of the event or in advance at the following Seacoast locations:
- Churchill’s Garden Center: Exeter
- Countryview Restaurant & Pub: Greenland
- Hannaford Supermarket: Exeter & Hampton
- Exeter Hospital Gift Shop
- The Farm at Eastman’s Corner: Kensington
- Me & Ollie’s Cafes: Exeter, Greenland, Newington and Portsmouth
- Rockingham County Nursing Home
- Stillwell’s Ice Cream: Hampton, Exeter & Amesbury, MA
Participants are encouraged to decorate or personalize their kites in memory or in honor of a loved one.
Please note: Only cash and checks accepted.
**Raffle ticket prices: 3 for $5, 10 for $10 or 20 for $15. Lady Gaga raffle ticket prices: 1 for $10 or 3 for $25.
Event proceeds benefit The Beyond the Rainbow Fund at Exeter Hospital, which provides financial assistance and support to patients in need at Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care.
Click here for event flyer.
Unable to join us? Show your support with a virtual kite and still be part of this special event.
With your $10 donation towards a virtual kite, your loved one will be honored and remembered at the event. We will add his or her name to our large kite, which will be flown during the event. Click here to purchase.
Donate Now to make an additional donation to The Beyond the Rainbow Fund. Your donation will make a world of difference to a patient who may be facing his or her greatest challenge: a cancer diagnosis.
Volunteers—we need you!
Volunteers play an important role in the success of our events. Kites Against Cancer event-day support may include assistance with setup, kite sales, raffles, refreshments, kite decorating, directing attendees, event clean-up, etc. To get involved, call us at 603-580-6668.
Event Sponsors—YOU make a difference!
To learn about event sponsorship opportunities and/or make an in-kind or raffle donation, please call us at 603-580-6668.