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.

2017 Kites Against Cancer Sponsorship and Donation Form


Sleepnet Corporation

The Airfield Cafe

Anna Rita's Bracelets

Atlantic Fishing & Whale Watching

ARTastic Art Studio & PLAYPLACE

Canobie Lake Park

Captain's Cove Adventure Golf, Inc.

Caroline Ruhm

Churchills Gardens

Cinnamon Rainbows Surf. Co.

The Community Oven

Confetti Toys & Gifts

Countryview Restaurant & Pub

DeNuttes Delights Candles

Exeter Hospital Gift Shop

The Farm at Eastman's Corner

Flatbread Company

The Galley Hatch

Hannaford Supermarket - Exeter & Hampton

Kathy for a Cure - Kathy Kerrigan

Kites Over New England

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Me & Ollie's


The Old Salt & Lamie's Restaurant & Inn

Portsmouth Gas Light Co.

Purple Urchin Restaurant

Rockingham County Nursing Home

Rockingham VNA & Hospice

Sand & Santa

Seaketch Restaurant

Stillwells Ice Cream - Hampton, Exeter & Amesbury

Sweet Snips


Take Flight Adventures

Tinos Greek Kitchen

Photos from Our 2016 Event

Kite enthusiasts and members of Kites over New England join us each year in sharing their large kites and passion for kite flying as part of the day's activities.

Volunteers like Tina, Delaney and Dennis Cote contribute to making the day a great success. Thank you to all our amazing volunteers!

Attendees write messages of hope and remembrance on their kites before flying.

Kites fill the sky above Hampton Beach in honor and in celebration of loved ones affected by cancer.

Gary Proulx, MD, medical director of radiation oncology at Exeter Hospital's Center for Cancer Care, Dan Raposa, director of advancement for Exeter Health Resources, and Panos Fidias, MD, medical director of medical oncology at the Center for Cancer Care, join in the day's activities.

Thank you to Bank of New Hampshire, our 2016 Kites Against Cancer Platinum Level Title Sponsor. Pictured (L to R) are Dan Raposa, director of advancement services for Exeter Health Resources; Kathy Kerrigan, volunteer co-chair; Carrie Shaw, advancement associate for Exeter Health Resources and sister of The Beyond the Rainbow Fund founder, Anne-Marie Viviano; and Wendy Rayno, Vice President of Commercial Lending at Bank of New Hampshire.

The family of Anne-Marie Viviano, the founder of The Beyond the Rainbow Fund, was presented with a hand painted chair in appreciation of their dedication to continuing Anne-Marie's vision to help local cancer patients. Pictured with them are Panos Fidias, MD and Gary Proulx, MD of Exeter Hospital's Center for Cancer Care, along with Kathy Kerrigan, volunteer co-chair for Kites Against Cancer.

Oyster River Middle School student, Grace Castonguay sings "Over the Rainbow" in memory of loved ones lost to cancer and in honor of survivors.

Kathy Kerrigan and Caroline Rhum lead Zumba on the beach at the start of the Kites Against Cancer festivities.