Ned Redpath and Erick Lansigan, 2017 Prouty Honorary Co-chairs
Bringing together retired owner of Coldwell Banker Redpath & Company, Ned Redpath, with NCCC researcher, clinician Erick Lansigan, as the 2017 Prouty Honorary Co-chairs is a partnership that embodies the essence of The Prouty. One personifies the community and the other exemplifies the fight against cancer – and together, that’s The Prouty!
Ned Redpath has been in the real estate business in the Upper Valley for over 44 years. Coldwell Banker Redpath was successfully built on an expectation of wanting to help people, not just selling them a house. This culture of helping others during stressful times plus the reality that several colleagues at Redpath had been touched by cancer first brought Ned to The Prouty.
Initially, Ned committed to a modest Corporate Sponsorship, but his involvement in The Prouty started to ratchet up in 2012. Ned recalls, “I happened to be playing golf on the day of the Prouty and I looked over at Route 10 and saw thousands of cyclists and walkers. I said to my foursome, “This is nuts! We should be doing this!” When the idea of Golf The Prouty was suggested Ned jumped on board the founding committee. He suggested that the best way to “advertise” the new Prouty event was with a Prouty golf shirt. Fearing no golfer would buy one, Ned struck a deal with Jim Keane of TK Sports to gift golf shirts to every player. Ned said, “Whenever I get asked to donate to a cause—and we get asked A LOT—I think how is this going to effect the community? Prouty money stays in the community but at the same time look at Erick Lansigan’s research, it goes all over the world. I like that!”
Frederick (Erick) Lansigan, MD, is a clinician, researcher, and medical director for One West (our inpatient cancer ward) and recipient of a Prouty grant that is leading to new ways to treat deadly blood cancers. Not only is Erick hot on the trail of a new lymphoma treatment that’s being tested right now at NCCC, his team just successfully completed treating his father, who happened to suffer from the same rare cancer that Erick is studying.
“I have to admit that I didn’t know about The Prouty when I came to Norris Cotton seven years ago, but then my first year here I had the opportunity to see the event, and I was blown away by the scene,” Lansigan says. “I remember walking through the Richmond Middle School field where Prouty participants were talking with their doctors and other researchers from Norris Cotton and there was all of this excitement about the work being done. There are a lot of great new research ideas out there that need seed funding, and that’s where something like The Prouty can be so helpful, by getting new ideas off the ground,” Lansigan says.