Prouty 2012 - Help Fight Cancer Tooth & Nail
The Prouty is a fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer
at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. It will be held on Friday and Saturday July 13 and 14 at Richmond
Middle School in Hanover, NH. The EPR Center will have a booth there to discuss our research, collect
fingernail samples and even perform EPR measurements on the teeth of study participants using a portable EPR spectrometer. If
you are attending the event, we would love for you to stop by our booth. If you plan on providing your
fingernails, please let them grow out so that the samples will be as large as possible. Your participation
in the research studies will help 'raise' money for the Cancer Center
via corresponding donations by Clin-EPR, in the amounts of $25 for each person who participates in the
tooth measurement study (and fills out an anonymous survey about the process), $5 for each person who provides fingernail samples,
and $1 for each person who fills out a demographic questionnaire. Thanks for your support!
Here's how you can participate:
For more information, please see our science poster outside the DHMC cafeteria, call 1-603-650-1806, email email@example.com
or visit our research page.
- Before the Prouty
To donate toe and fingernail clippings, grow your nails as long as possible before the Prouty in July in Hanover. You can have
them clipped at the Prouty at the Discovery Tent. Or--If you want to clip them ahead of the Prouty, clip them so as to leave as
large of pieces as possible. Put fingernails in a separate bag from toenail clippings for each person and label them as toe or
fingernails. Freeze them until you can bring them to the EPR tent at the Prouty. We don't want names, but do want to know your
gender, age, and race. Donation pledge: $5 per person.
To make an appointment to get your teeth measured using EPR, call the Dartmouth EPR Center at 1-603-650-1806
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: Appointments can occur on the days of registration or the bike/walks at the Prouty.
- At the Prouty in Hanover on Friday (registration day) and Saturday (day of bike/walks)
To donate toe and fingernail clippings, either bring clippings with you [see above] or get them clipped at the Discovery Tent at the Prouty headquarters. Donation pledge: $5 per person
To volunteer to get your teeth measured, either show up at your appointment [see above] or volunteer at the discovery tent for the next available measurement. Donation pledge: $25 per person. Note: There is a brief anonymous questionnaire afterwards to give feedback on improving the process.
To volunteer to fill out a questionnaire about your nails, come to the Discovery Tent. Questionnaire is anonymous. Donation pledge: $1 per person.
- After the Prouty anytime -- on an ongoing basis or once
Call or email us anytime to find out how you can participate -- any or all of these would help our research:
* INDICATES WE WILL PAY VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION OR DONATE TO THE PROUTY IF THEY PREFER
- Donate toe and fingernail clippings on an ongoing or occasional basis.
- Volunteer to get your teeth measured with EPR*
- Volunteer to get your fingers or toes measured with EPR*
The research project is a dosimetry study at the Dartmouth EPR Lab. The principal investigator is Harold Swartz, M.D., Ph.D. at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The sponsor for pledges
for each donation is Clin-EPR, LLC of Lyme, NH.
Here are some pictures taken from the 2012 Prouty. We will provide more information on the success of efforts at the Prouty. Thank you to everyone who participated!
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