First and foremost I would like to thank everyone for our first successful year of 2016. All of our efforts have paid off and Dr. Nguyen's study on exercise curbing side effects of radiation and androgen deprivation therapy is in full swing after we raised an impressive $11,195 with help from our many and generous supporters. Thank you again to all of you!
We are hoping to have a report on the study soon. Meanwhile, here is a letter from Dr. Nguyen :
Dear Supporters of ADK Hike for Hope,
I wanted to let you know how thrilled and grateful my research team are for your support of this important research initiative that seeks to determine the potential benefits of exercise for men with prostate cancer who are undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (“hormone therapy”). This study is a collaborative effort between the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Your funding is critical to us being able to pay for the exercise physiologist and research assistant that we need to do this trial and provides the seed to get the trial launched as we seek additional funding. We are very grateful and look forward to giving you an update as the study progresses!
Paul L Nguyen, MD
Brigham and Women’s/Dana Farber
Harvard Medical School
I want to thank the staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital which include the technicians at the radiology department who brightened my every day during treatment and especially Dr. Nguyen and his lovely and helpful nurses, also a special thank you to Dr. Eliezer Van Allen, my amazing oncologist (the Van Allen Lab at Dana Farber) at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the staff and guests at Astra Zeneca Hope Lodge Boston, our personal trainer Anthony Lawrence at BodyScapes Longwood Medical location, all my friends in the US and in Europe, my family in Sweden, Arizona and Rochester, my wife Kristina, the love of my life, and my support dog, Lena Horne, the best dog in the world.
100% of the funds went directly to Brigham and Women's Hospital and the research study without deduction for expenses of any kind.