22 11, 2018

Keep chairs at holiday tables

By | 2018-11-22T21:18:24+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Journal|

The holidays are a time to reflect on what we are thankful for. I am thankful for all my friends and colleagues who work across the aisle, including Governor Sununu, who has collaborated on important policy changes to protect New Hampshire from environmental exposures, cancer, and suicide. But we have more work to do and

1 11, 2018

Final Minority Report of the Commission to Study Environmentally-Triggered Chronic Illness

By | 2018-11-01T20:31:05+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Journal|

Photograph of unmitigated, overflowing toxins adjacent to Coakley Landfill Superfund Site, Greenland, NH.DATE: November 1, 2018TO: Honorable Chris Sununu, Governor, et al.FROM: Representative Mindi Messmer, HB511 Lead Sponsor, Commission Member(Note from the Author: This Minority Report reflects the work of the minority of the HB511 Commission. An attempt was made to block the issuance of the important

30 10, 2018

The Motor Inside Me

By | 2018-10-30T09:48:21+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Journal|

Chad KirchoffOne of my earliest memories as a child was when I was playing on the sidewalk with a few neighborhood children, a couple of boys next door and the girl across the street. It was a bright, sunny day, yet the guarded, hushed tones of the grownups in the neighborhood signaled something was amiss — clearly,

25 10, 2018

Less Cancer Names Additional Board Members, Advisor RYE, NH.

By | 2018-10-25T22:48:32+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Journal|

October 24, 2018 — The Next Generation Choices Foundation, commonly known as “Less Cancer,” has named three industry leaders to its board of directors and added one special advisor.Joining the board is Dr. Jan Kirk Carney, Dr. Janie Heath and Dr. Thomas Uldrick. Also named as a special advisor is Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.Dr. Jan Kirk Carney, MD, MPHDr. Jan

19 10, 2018

Chemicals In Your Backyard: From Flint to P

By | 2018-10-19T12:43:17+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Journal|

Chemicals In Your Backyard: From Flint to PFASPhoto by André RobillardWe hear about it all the time. From the cancer clusters in New Hampshire to contaminated beaches and waterways all over the country, environmental contamination is always someone else’s problem.In Michigan, that changed in a huge way. When the Flint water crisis finally hit the news, we

10 10, 2018

Yes We Can: Collaboration is Possible in a World of Extreme Thinkers

By | 2018-10-10T16:58:36+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Journal|

Photo by Nicholas SwansonWe live in a time where there is more currency in divisive “us and them” posturing than in unifying collaboration. It’s a constant disappointment to see even the brightest among us jumping on board with those they see as like-minded, simply for the sake of loyalty. “Brand allegiance” now overrules independent thought or

12 09, 2018

Investing in Change

By | 2018-09-12T18:02:43+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Journal|

Photo by Jonathan FranciscaWe hear a lot about change — snappy slogans and uplifting sound bites — but real change, lasting change, requires so much more than words.And while it’s often briefly encouraging to hear that people want to change things, we know that intentions never replace intelligence or strategies when it comes to actually doing something. It’s not one

8 09, 2018

Rep. Messmer Wins Elsie Hillman Speaker Award

By | 2018-09-08T14:33:55+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Journal|

September 6, 2018Rep. Mindi Messmer of New HampshireMindi Messmer Awarded Less Cancer’s Elsie Hillman Speaker AwardMessmer Will Receive Award on National Cancer Prevention DayRye, New Hampshire — September 6, 2018 — Less Cancer is proud to award New Hampshire House Representative Mindi Messmer with the 2019 Elsie Hillman Award for her work in support cancer prevention efforts in New Hampshire and

7 09, 2018

The Sovis Birthday Ride For Less Cancer

By | 2018-09-07T13:29:59+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Journal|

Wes Sovis. Smiling and grinding.This past June, we rode bikes for Less Cancer. This September, you can, too.As some of our more dedicated readers may remember (thanks, Mom) we spent a weekend this past June riding from Flint all the way back home to Traverse City, Michigan for the Less Cancer Split the Mitt Ride. Pioneered

29 08, 2018

Senseless Loss

By | 2018-08-29T23:06:52+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Journal|

Our community has lost another young life to cancer. This is another loss to rhabdomyosarcoma identified in the seacoast pediatric cancer cluster. The double cancer cluster in the seacoast area consists of higher than expected rates of rhabdomyosarcoma and pleuropulmonary blastoma but also almost three times the expected rate for brain and central nervous system