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Meeting the Challenge

A matching challenge fights cancer by doubling donations to Norris Cotton Cancer Center’s Annual Fund

Bill and Jan Wesson have made a lasting commitment to support patient care and research at Norris Cotton Cancer Center; photo credit Jon Gilbert Fox.

Bill and Jan Wesson are offering— for the third year in a row— a $10,000 matching gift challenge to donors to the Annual Fund. If you donate to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center Annual Fund today, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar. 

Bill and Jan Wesson, who split their year between Barbados and New London, NH, often walk the halls of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, sometimes visiting friends in the care of its dedicated physicians, more often in conjunction with Bill's service as a member of Dartmouth- Hitchcock's Partners for Community Wellness and Norris Cotton Cancer Center's Board of Advisors.

They understand cancer's devastation. Bill lost his father to Hodgkin's lymphoma, and later he witnessed his mother's fight against breast cancer. Jan was in her twenties when she lost her mother to uterine cancer.

"I believe all three of them would have had much longer and much happier lives if they'd had the technology and care available now," Bill says.

The Wessons are longtime supporters of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center Annual Fund, which provides critical unrestricted dollars to support scientists and physicians working to develop new cancer treatments, cures, and improvements in patient care. They believe so strongly in the treatments and research at the Cancer Center that they are offering— for the third year in a row— a $10,000 matching gift challenge to donors to the Annual Fund. If you donate to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center Annual Fund today, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.

"We feel privileged to be able to help by contributing to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center Annual Fund, and we have also included the Cancer Center in our estate planning, to ensure that our support will continue even after we are gone."

It's not every day that someone offers to double your money. Please do not pass up this incredible opportunity to help those living with cancer.

February 24, 2014