Skip to content
JasonVance's profile image - click for profile

Jason Vance's Fundraiser:

Matterhorn Climb

Jason's Photo
Jason's Photo

BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF NORRIS COTTON CANCER CENTER

EVENT DATE: Jul 24, 2015

Jason Vance

THE STORY:

 

During a particularly rough patch of my father John’s cancer treatment, he defiantly made the declaration that he "would see the Alps!" A trip to Switzerland was booked, both for his experimental head and neck cancer treatment and to finally see firsthand the Alpine ridges. But the cancer had too far a head start, and he wouldn’t make it to see the white giants. He passed away peacefully on a crisp afternoon in January 2011.

 

He is missed everyday.

 

Next July I will be attempting a summit the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland, bringing with me some of my Dad’s ashes to scatter at the peak. He will, in the end, make it to the Alps.

 

My goal to raise $10,000 in support, all money going to Friends of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital. During my father’s illness we spent many days with the kind, capable and pioneering staff of this cancer center in Lebanon, NH and Brattleboro, VT. These places helped my father find comfort and hope during his battle. The professionals here are working tirelessly in the search for a cure for cancer while providing some of the best care and treatment available. Their mission statement can be seen here: http://cancer.dartmouth.edu/about_us/mission_vision.html.

 

Cancer has had its time: help me further its elimination while strengthening its treatment and prevention.

 

Yours truly,

 

Jason Vance

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,800

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Chris Frantz

    $100

  • Katie Vance

    $100

  • Tucker Harding

    $50

  • Paul Wilson

    $100

  • Roger Martin

    $100

  • David Kozora / Philip Zwick

    $50

  • Penny Corl-Carroll

    $25

  • Betsy Neuville

    $40

  • Jane Chapman

    $50

  • M. C. Anthes

    $100

  • John's Father

    $285

  • Molly Hood Watkins

    $100

  • Kristen Vance

    $500

  • Ellen Gitomer

    $50

  • Amy and Bob Longo

    $50

  • Sharon Dowling

    $100

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

18% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,800 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM

Want to help Fundraise or Volunteer for this amazing Fundraiser? Join the Team

Donor Comments

Sharon Dowling

Sharon Dowling

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Amy and Bob Longo

Amy and Bob Longo

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Ellen Gitomer

Ellen Gitomer

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kristen Vance

Kristen Vance

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Molly Hood Watkins

Molly Hood Watkins

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

John's Father

John's Father

DONATION: $285

You can do it, Jason. He had a special way of sort of half way turning his face to the right and saying Yeah" when he heard something he strongly agreed with. I can see it now and I will again when you get to boyh tops, The mountain and your charity goal. I miss him every day I once got him to 12,000 feet in the Rockies. 4 years ago

M. C. Anthes

M. C. Anthes

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jane Chapman

Jane Chapman

DONATION: $50

In memory of: JV Vance; John Haven Chapman; William Haven Chapman 4 years ago

Betsy Neuville

Betsy Neuville

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Penny Corl-Carroll

Penny Corl-Carroll

DONATION: $25

Blessings to you on your climb. Your father will be helping you the whole way... 4 years ago