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Focus is the online newsletter for Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

News is posted as it happens, making Focus the most up-to-date source of information about the developments and people at the Cancer Center.

Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to our volunteers. All Focus articles are also available.

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Climbing NH's Peaks to Fight Cancer

Peak by Peak, Moon to Moon: Brad Taylor began his unusual fundraiser on the day of the Strawberry full Moon, June 13, with a climb up the two Kinsman summits and ended on the full Hay Moon, July 12, at the top of Mt. Moosilauke.

July 29, 2014

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33rd Annual Prouty Raises More Than $2.6 Million to Fight Cancer

Nearly 6,000 registered cyclists, walkers, rowers, and golfers (and 1,300 volunteers) gathered in Hanover today for The 33rd Annual Prouty, northern New England's largest charity fundraiser.

July 15, 2014

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Proutying 5,000 Miles from Home

Dani Capsis Ligett did her Virtual Prouty on a Greek island, but you don’t have to be out of the country. Those unable to be in Hanover on July 12—whether for geographical or physical reasons—can fight cancer while on the road or even from home.

June 30, 2014

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Prouty on the River!

Rowan Carroll co-founded Row The Prouty to bring people of all ages and fitness levels to the river that runs through the center of the event. Now rowers travel from as far as Boston, New York, and Maine to support cancer research and care at NCCC.

June 09, 2014

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Writing is a Healing Force

Through expressive writing, Marv Klassen-Landis helps patients express unspoken thoughts or fears, or to uncover memories that take on new meaning and help them cope with their experience with cancer.

May 27, 2014

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The Prouty: "A Good Way to Do Good!"

Cycling and walking are still the most popular activities on Prouty day. A variety of routes—from a 3k walk recent cancer survivors can handle to a two-day, 200-mile cycling route—offer options for people of all ages and fitness levels.

May 19, 2014

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Upper Valley Hostel

Patients and caregivers often need an affordable place to stay during hospital visits. Many say this hostel’s residential feel and quiet location offer a peace that helps them to concentrate on healing and care.

May 06, 2014

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Golf to Support Cancer Research and Care

After helping to organize Golf The Prouty last year Eileen Samor experienced first-hand the compassionate care offered at NCCC. She found incorporating patient support programs into her radiation treatment routine always made the day go better.

April 28, 2014

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"Then It Hit Me: I have Cancer"

Laurie Mintzer fell from her bike as she trained for her first Prouty Ultimate in 2012. While healing, she found she had an aggressive cancer and was successfully treated at NCCC. She’ll ride the 2014 ultimate course celebrating 11 months cancer-free.

March 17, 2014

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It's Time to Think Prouty!

Every July bikers, walkers, rowers, and golfers join together to raise money for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. It’s time to gather teammates, start training, and organize your fundraising. Our new website all the information you need to get started.

February 10, 2014

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Art Offers a Refuge to Cancer Patients

Rich Perry brought rotating art exhibits to NCCC to offer cancer patients a contemplative refuge that might help them find perspective on their experiences. He's found that these exhibits also stimulate people to engage with each other and with life.

January 13, 2014

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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Seventeen-year-old Hannah Green is one of nine travelers who will climb Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro to benefit the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. She is hiking for her dad, Mark Green, who received chemo treatments for brain cancer at NCCC.

December 09, 2013

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Breast Cancer: Not Just One Woman's Fight

Amy Austin's breast cancer diagnosis inspired her to do something to fight back. The Prouty and "Pink Night" celebrations bring her community together, showing people how to support friends and loved ones who have fought and continue to fight breast cancer.

October 14, 2013

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Terry LeMasurier (center) walked the Prouty 3k after his stem-cell transplant at NCCC

From Cold to Cancer to "Ironman" 3K

A lingering Christmas cold turned serious and led to Terry LeMasurier's diagnosis of myeloma, an incurable but treatable cancer. After learning about stem cell transplants at NCCC, he traveled from Virginia for treatment at NCCC.

September 09, 2013

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Green Mountain Motorcycle Ride: In it for the distance

John and Matt Brasseur started the GMMR eleven years ago as a fundraiser to support an aunt diagnosed with cancer. Today that aunt is a breast cancer survivor, and the event has grown into an extended family of riders wanting to contribute to the fight against cancer.

August 12, 2013

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The Prouty Sets Records

Record high number of participants and contributions for cancer research and services.

July 15, 2013

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Art Inspires, Supports, and Gives Hope to those Fighting Cancer

For six years local artists have donated art to inspire fundraisers, give hope to patients, and support creative researchers looking for new ways to fight and treat cancer.

May 20, 2013

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Help Fight Cancer: Start a Prouty Team!

Challenge your friends and co-workers to walk, bike, row, or golf to help fight cancer.

January 21, 2013

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Poetry, Meditation, and Massage. You Call That Cancer Care?

To address the physical, emotional, and social effects of cancer we offer a wide range of support services to help people cope and recover.

December 31, 2012

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The Gift of Hope

In this season of giving we invite you to support the Norris Cotton Cancer Center with a tax deductible donation.

November 26, 2012

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Blood is the Gift of Life

Forty percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet only 10 percent actually do. If you're a donor, what would you tell those who could donate blood - but don't?

November 09, 2012

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Poems of Illness and Healing

On November 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium G, 4th floor atrium, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center will host the second annual Poems of Illness and Healing for the public. Patients, family members, and staff will read original work, sharing insight into how their lives have been touched by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

October 15, 2012

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Healing with Art

Art has always made a difference in the healing process. Come celebrate new community art exhibits in Manchester, Nashua, and Lebanon.

October 01, 2012

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Running for a Reason in Manchester

Discover historic Manchester NH's waterfront and millyard with a pair of sneakers while raising money for local cancer services, support, and research.

September 04, 2012

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Walk The Prouty!

Walking The Prouty is a 20-year tradition that is an opportunity to enjoy a more meditative way to fight cancer.

May 29, 2012

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Running for a Lifetime—and for Cancer

Residents of southern New Hampshire have a running opportunity to support Norris Cotton Cancer Center on May 5 at the Total Image 5K/10K Road Race.

April 16, 2012

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Prouty Registration Opens for 2012

Get ready to Prouty! Registration for the 2012 Prouty—the bike, walk, and row event hosted by Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center that brings much-needed funding to support research and patient services at the Cancer Center—has opened.

January 23, 2012

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A Profile of Susan Whelihan, Artist and Friends Program Manager

Ever since Susan Whelihan's father gave her a Strathmore drawing pad and "a fancy set of scented markers" when she was in third grade, art has been, she says, "a significant part of my life and identity."

August 27, 2011

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Friends Volunteer Spotlight: Gretchen Fairweather and Kilborn Church

The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center is pleased to honor the volunteers who come to the Cancer Center on a weekly basis. These volunteers give of their time and talents to make the lives of our patients as pleasant as possible.

October 28, 2010

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Places Remembered

Artists, travelers, and partners, painter Henry Isaacs and graphic artist Lisa DeFrancis saw the world as a series of intriguing images and locations.

July 30, 2010

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He Gave Me My Life

A remarkable journey and partnership for two men.

July 20, 2010

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Breast Cancer "Conquerors" Enjoy Serious Fun

Happy hour at Molly's Restaurant in Hanover. Most of the nine women gathered at the long, rectangular table order margaritas, only two dollars a drink. "You can't beat the price," one of them laughs. In fact, there is a lot of laughter among this group of friends, teachers, moms, writers, grandmas, businesswomen, and sisters in life experience. They have dubbed themselves TGIF—thank goodness for Fridays, and Mondays, and every day of life after cancer.

June 04, 2010

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The Prouty: Always More than a Bike Ride

"One of the reasons I do the Prouty," says Alfred Griggs,"is that I find on my early spring training rides I have a chance to think about family and dear friends who've had cancer. This is what probably means the most to me, as it just gives me some time alone, getting ready for the Prouty, and thinking about why I do it."

March 31, 2010

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