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Focus on Donors & Volunteers

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 donors and volunteers. All Focus articles are also available.



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Volunteer to be a Hero

Seventy percent of those who need a blood or marrow transplant don’t have a family match. You could be a hero to someone with leukemia, lymphoma, or other deadly illnesses. A simple swab from inside your cheek adds you to the Be The Match Registry.

November 03, 2014

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Facing Up to Men’s Health in “Movember”

Moustache campaign supports prostate and testicular cancer patients and highlights multidisciplinary men’s health programs.

November 01, 2014

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Telling Our Stories

Some people with cancer find their illness becomes more than just "getting through" at some point. Unexpected insights and inner strengths emerge, and telling stories with words and images helps others to understand their journey.

October 15, 2014

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A Climb to Conquer Cancer

Spend a day with cancer survivors, families, and motivated hikers for a fall climb that honors all who have been touched by the disease while supporting cancer research at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC).

September 03, 2014

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Gifts to Open New Worlds

Generous gifts recognize the special contributions of oncology nurses by enhancing their work lives with support for conferences, lectures, and other professional activities.

August 11, 2014

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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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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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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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Gift to Palliative and Hospice Care

A new center will offer care for patients with life-threatening illness and extend Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s national leadership in palliative care through research, teaching, and training opportunities.

April 07, 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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Meeting the Challenge

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.

February 24, 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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The Gift of Hope

The Ravages of cancer are all around us. Why not consider a holiday gift that will help fight this disease? A "Gift of Hope" will fund innovative cancer research, and support those patients currently struggling with cancer.

November 25, 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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No Last Hurrah in the Fight Against Cancer

Before the birth for their first child, Mara and Richard Weissmann did their first Prouty. They've come back each year for 20 years, raising money and building close friendships.

July 05, 2013

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Do Something to Help Fight Cancer

When someone close has cancer it's hard to know how to help. Fans of this new father will do The Prouty to help fund cancer research.

June 17, 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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Honoring Cancer's many Faces. And Fighting Back.

The PSNH Power Pushers come to the Prouty to honor a friend who is fighting kidney cancer: They love to ride. They celebrate their friend’s spirit and have a good time. And they help raise funds to support research that fights cancer.

April 15, 2013

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Sequestration Budget Cuts on Medical Research. Will they Hit Home?

Federally funded medical research could be cut sharply as a result of across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Laboratories at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel School of Medicine could see a $4.6 million reduction in their research awards.

March 18, 2013

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From German Soccer Field to New Hampshire Wedding: volunteer firefighter thanks bone marrow donor for "gift of life"

Registering to be a bone marrow donor is easy. Your gift could save one life, and change many others forever.

February 25, 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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40th Anniversary Norris Cotton Cancer Center Scientific Symposium

To commemorate 40 years of curing cancer and caring for people, we gather as investigators to consider the future of cancer care.

October 29, 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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The Power of Pink

Welcome Breast Cancer Awareness Month at BJs Hooksett with NCCC to celebrate survival and honor those who offer hope, support, and love in our Community of Strength.

September 17, 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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"Bear"ing Love with Cancer

Teddy bears arrive for pediatric oncology patients. Thanks to all who purchased daffodils from the American Cancer Society. See how flowers turn to smiles...

August 06, 2012

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A Greek Accent at The Prouty

Raising more than $100,000 for cancer research and patient support services with the help of brothers, sisters, and a water fairy.

July 30, 2012

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It’s Time to Prouty!

Celebrating its 31st year, The Prouty Bike, Walk, Row Against Cancer event offers its 5,000+ participants and 1,100 volunteers a way to make a difference in the fight against cancer while doing something good for themselves.

July 05, 2012

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The Prouty Wants You!

What do Prouty Volunteers do?

June 18, 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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Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cancer Research

How often can you take yourself out to the ballgame and support cancer research at the same time?

May 21, 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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Rolling for Breast Cancer

Quick feet—and fast knees, muscular hips, and jabbing elbows—will compete to support the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center when the Great View Roller Rink in Enfield, N.H., hosts "The Great Derby Social" on January 28-29, 2012.

January 16, 2012

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Gifts of Love and Hope

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

December 19, 2011

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State Prostate Cancer Coalition Funds Cancer Center Research

A coalition of "average guys just trying to make a difference" commits to funding key research.

November 22, 2011

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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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An Investment in Promise

Cell biologist Jamie Moseley was recently selected as the recipient of a very competitive research award administered by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

June 14, 2011

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Help for Kids Fighting Cancer

"Even when you're happy and safe with a loving family, you can't be fully content when there are so many others suffering and wanting in your midst," says Lisa Stuart, who lives with her husband, Scott Stuart, and their four children in Greenwich, Ct. "We've been given a lot. We should give back."

December 02, 2010

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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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Unlocking the Genetics of Cancer

For more than 30 years, Ken and Carol Weg have been on the front lines of cancer treatment and prevention, both personally and professionally. That commitment has taken many forms, one being their recent gift to support cancer genetics research at Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

August 31, 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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Small Foundations, Big Impacts

The support of small private foundations is felt throughout Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock—in education, research, patient care, and community outreach. Their grants may be relatively small, but their impact can be huge.

May 21, 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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