Friends of the Cancer Center

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The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center is dedicated to supporting the services provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, world-renowned cancer treatment and research facility affiliated with The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

The Friends began in 1982. Over the 37 years, it's been supporting Norris Cotton Cancer Center, more than $40 million has been raised to support cancer research.

This money helps fund world-class research, state-of-the-art equipment, critical education programs, and innovative clinical trials that make a difference in the treatment of cancer patients all over the world. Funds from the Friends also go toward important Patient and Family Support Services that help ease the journey of cancer patients and their families, such as support groups, massage therapy, art and writing programs, transportation assistance and resource libraries.

Our mission

Our mission is to support Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center by raising funds for cancer research and patient support services, by increasing awareness of our NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and by acting as ambassadors for the Cancer Center and the communities it serves.

Norris Cotton Cancer Center is a world-renowned cancer treatment and research facility affiliated with The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Volunteers raise money, produce events, and facilitate community outreach in an effort to find a cure for cancer.