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Cancer doesn’t stop… and neither did she!

When 5K Team Captain and two-time cancer survivor Rae Ann Chrane of Coach Chrane & Friends starts her fundraising team, she finds inspiration from survivors in the community. “The stories we learn about teams, participants, and survivors are so moving,” says Chrane, who was inspired to raise more than $11,000 over the past five years!

Chrane knows firsthand of the Seacoast Cancer Center, having undergone her own cancer treatment in 2012 for uterine cancer and in 2018 for skin cancer. Her gratitude for the top-notch care she received motivates her to return each year and make a difference.


“It isn’t hard to reach out about the Seacoast Cancer Center and 5K. So many people have a connection, and it makes asking for donations an easy task.”

“Normally it’s a big party at WDH and I thrive on that energy,” she says, “but the pandemic caused us to go virtual. 2020 was two weeks of walking and team posts from all over the world, which was equally inspiring! The teams showed a lot of creativity.” She was particularly encouraged by the race’s key message that cancer doesn’t stop and neither do we!

“After my husband and I completed our virtual 5K, we received a message from a UNH classmate. He recently lost his girlfriend to cancer and thanked us for taking on this cause. It mattered to him and it matters to us.

Learn more about cancer treatment options offered at the Seacoast Cancer Center.

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