Kites Against Cancer Season
Now in its 13th year, Kites Against Cancer Season was created by Anne-Marie Viviano, a former Exeter Hospital cancer patient who had a vision to fill the sky with kites as a sign of hope and support of other cancer patients and their loved ones. Anne-Marie also launched the Beyond the Rainbow Fund, which assists families with expenses and wellness therapies during cancer treatments.
From now until June 13, submit your photos, videos and stories here . We want to know where and why you’re flying your kites this Kites Against Cancer season.
To donate to the Beyond The Rainbow Fund, click here.
Kites at the Beach
Sunday, May 16, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hampton Beach, near the Oceanfront Pavillion
Join us at Hampton Beach to fly a kite in honor or memory of loved ones and friends affected by cancer.
Cancer Survivors' Day Celebration
Sunday, June 13, 12:00 - 3:00 pm Stratham Hill Park
Join us to celebrate with an afternoon of outdoor fun, including local food trucks, live music & entertainment. This event is free and open to the public.
For all Kites events, COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Masks required.
To purchase a kite for a $10 donation
, swing by any of our participating local businesses:
7North Coffee Company
Baystate Financial - Rob Burns
Churchill's Garden Center
Crescent Wealth Partners
Ex 3 Fitness
Exeter Hospital Lobby and Gift Shop
G&N Flooring by Design
Gerry’s Variety Store
Harris Family Children’s Center at Phillips Exeter Academy
La Cascade du Chocolat
Service Credit Union
St. Anthony’s Bakery
Steiner Family Chiropractic
Water Street Bookstore
Ashworth By The Sea
Blue Harbor Coffee
Service Credit Union
Newfields Country Store
Seabrook Family Dental
Postal Center USA
Scamman's Home and Garden Showplace
All proceeds from Kites Against Cancer Season benefit The Beyond the Rainbow Fund.
And thank you to our Community Advancement Partners: AutoFair of Stratham, Crescent Wealth Partners, Delta Dental, DF Richard, Hannaford, Kennebunk Savings, Newburyport Bank, Resiliency in Motion, Seacoast United Sports Club, Stewart’s Ambulance Service.
Kites Against Cancer Season is generously sponsored by:
We are so grateful for your financial support, volunteer efforts and for sharing our mission to serve the Seacoast community.
The Beyond the Rainbow Fund
The Beyond the Rainbow Fund was founded in 2002 by Anne-Marie Viviano, a Seacoast resident and former Exeter Hospital patient, to provide financial and wellness assistance to patients and their families who face hardship as a result of a cancer diagnosis. Her vision was to relieve individuals of outside stressors so that they could better focus their energy on healing their bodies and minds.
Through generous support, The BTR Fund covers expenses, including rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, transportation, medication, groceries, wigs and wellness treatments. It has become an invaluable resources for hundreds of Seacoast-area cancer patients.
In May, 2009, Anne-Marie passed away after a courageous 14-year battle with breast cancer. Her remarkable journey and resilience of spirit continues to inspire and provide hope to so many, while her legacy continues through the Beyond the Rainbow Fund.
All proceeds from Kites Against Cancer Season benefit The Beyond the Rainbow Fund. Your support is appreciated now more than ever as we help patients navigate these uncertain times.