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Posted on: February 15, 2019
The Prouty Animals have already exceeded their goal! Check out our team page
About the Prouty
It is a two-day athletic event that raises funds to benefit Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and the only one in northern New England.
The Prouty™ began in 1982 when four NCCC nurses, inspired by the courage of their patient, Audrey Prouty, committed to cycling 100 miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised stays at Norris Cotton Cancer Center to fund cancer research seeking better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer. Research conducted here makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients all over the world. Money raised also funds patient supportive services that help ease the way for patients and families struggling with cancer.
As founding nurse Patty Carney says, “Everyone knows an Audrey Prouty.”
How Did It Start: Audrey Prouty lost her nine-year battle with ovarian cancer in August 1982. Four of her nurses Patty Carney, Cindy Spicer, Heather (Adams) Klassen, and Catherine (Hallisley) Shannon inspired by her courage, committed to cycling 100 miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire to raise money and awareness for cancer research. That first ride raised $4,000. Since then, The Prouty has raised more than $33,000,000!
Where: Hanover, New Hampshire and environs (Friday and Saturday) home of Dartmouth College, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center
How Many: The Prouty attracts more than 4,000+ participants, 1,100 volunteers and 150 corporate sponsors.
The Prouty is the signature event of The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center whose mission is to raise money and awareness for this nationally recognized cancer facility. NCCC has 15 locations throughout New Hampshire and Vermont to reach patients close to home.
Our COO originally signed up for the 50 mile cycling route. He announced that if our team, Prouty Animals, reach our goal of $30,000 coupled with 30 total members, that he would switch to the 100 mile route. Little did he know these goals would be shattered within 2 weeks! Thanks Tim!