Sample Emails – General Prouty

Below are sample emails you can modify (remember the more personalized your emails the better) and use to help you fundraise and also to encourage friends and family to come join you at The Prouty™.

 

FUNDRAISING:

Email Subject
Time to Prouty! Support the 36th Annual Bike, Walk, Row & Golf Event

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How has cancer touched you this year?

Email Text

In November, my best friend, Nancy, found out she had stage IV breast cancer.

Don’t we ALL know someone – a family member, friend, colleague, parent, child – who has been affected by this deadly disease?  With every cancer diagnosis I feel more driven to do something about finding a cure for cancer—and I want to ask you to be part of my efforts to fight cancer.

On Saturday, July 8, I am going to bike 100 miles in the 36th Annual Prouty to raise money for cancer research at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. One hundred miles is quite a distance and The Prouty™ route through the Connecticut River Valley is challenging.  But when I think of Nancy and my friends and family who have battled cancer, I realize that my bike ride is nowhere near as tough as what they experience.

To participate in The Prouty, I’ve committed to raising $150 toward cancer research.  But it’s my personal goal to raise $1,500, $500 more than I raised last year! You can help by sponsoring me (again); just click on the website link listed below. All donations are tax deductible and should be turned in by July 5th to be counted toward the awards, or by the day of the event. If you prefer to send a check, make it payable to FNCCC/DH-H and mail it to Friends of NCCC, The Prouty Office, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756. Make sure that you indicate that it’s for my ride by placing my name in the memo area of the check.

Money raised by The Prouty supports cancer research and patient services at Norris Cotton Cancer Center—our premier facility is one of just 47 in the country designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center. It’s also the ONLY comprehensive cancer center in northern New England.

Prouty dollars support researchers with creative new ideas. Seed money for these pilot projects allow the researchers to obtain data that can then be used to apply for much larger federal grants. Over a five year period, Prouty Pilot project grants totaled $1.2 million and then brought in more than $20 million in federal grants.  Money raised through The Prouty™ also makes possible patient supportive services that are otherwise unfunded.

Research conducted here helps cancer patients not only in the Upper Valley, but all over the world. If you’d like more information on the research done at Norris Cotton Cancer Center, go to www.cancer.dartmouth.edu

Together, we WILL make a difference in the fight against cancer. Thank you for your support.

 

RECRUITMENT:

Email Subject
Come fight cancer at The Prouty™ on July 8

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For me, it’s time to do something about cancer!

Email Text
How about you? Don’t we ALL know someone – a family member, friend, colleague, parent, child – who has been affected by this deadly disease?  This year my best friend, Nancy, was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. So I wanted to do something about finding a cure for cancer. Will you help me?

On Saturday, July 8, I am going to participate in the 36th Annual Prouty to raise money for cancer research at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. I’ve chosen to bike 100 miles. But you certainly don’t have to bike 100 miles to participate in The Prouty™. There are lots of ways to participate: from a 5k walk on Saturday in Hanover, NH, to a two-day, 200-mile ride starting Friday in Hanover, NH, and cycling through Vermont, or even a rowing event on the Connecticut River for sweeps and sculls.

Sure, The Prouty routes—biking, walking, rowing, and golfing—through Hanover and the Connecticut River Valley can be challenging, but being with so many people who are all there in support of finding a cure for cancer is inspiring! (It’s also really fun.) Plus, when I think of Nancy and my friends and family who have battled cancer, I realize that my ride is nowhere near as tough as what they’ve been through.

Participants in The Prouty come together to celebrate and support the courage of cancer patients and survivors everywhere and to raise money for crucial research and important patient support services at this nationally-recognized cancer center. Norris Cotton Cancer Center is the ONLY comprehensive cancer center in northern New England. Yet, research conducted here helps cancer patients not only in the Upper Valley, but all over the world.

Prouty dollars support researchers with creative new ideas. Seed money for these pilot projects allow the researchers to obtain data that can then be used to apply for much larger federal grants. Over a five year period, Prouty Pilot project grants totaled $1.2 million and then brought in more than $20 million in federal grants.  Money raised through The Prouty also makes possible patient supportive services that are otherwise unfunded.

I hope you will click here, www.theprouty.org, to register now to participate as an individual, by joining or starting a team, or by signing up your family to be part of this critically important event. YOU have the power to make a difference in the fight against cancer.