In 2015, Dan Snyder discovered he had prostate cancer. He was determined to survive and limit the side effects from cancer treatment, so he took up a daily exercise regimen which included weekly hikes.
Both Snyder and his BWH doctor, Paul Nguyen, MD, recognize that exercise is a major component in fighting off the devastating side effects of radiation by giving the body strength to heal.
This belief led Snyder to hike the Northville–Placid trail, 133 miles through the wilderness in the Adirondack Park.
Snyder’s ADK Hike for Hope© raised $10,000 for Nguyen’s research team to study the benefits of exercise in men undergoing hormone treatment and radiation therapy for prostate cancer.