Jun 13, 2016 6:12 PM

Former Miss New Hampshire winner passes away after losing battle with breast cancer

AUBURN — Rachel Dowd, the 1992 Miss New Hampshire winner who was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in May 2014, has passed away.

READ: Former Miss New Hampshire blogs about breast cancer fight

Dowd spent the last few years of her life advocating for breast cancer patients and was a mother of three.

She wrote a blog — Rachel’s Healing — describing each step of her journey, including uncomfortable details and images. She shared extensive research, explained integrative care, dieting and supplements. Her last post came on May 22.

Click here to visit the blog.

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