About the Prouty
The Prouty™ is a two -day athletic event that raises funds to benefit Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), one of 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country.
The Prouty is an inspirational event where the community comes together as one to beat cancer. Regardless of your age or physical ability, there is a Prouty route just for you. We are conquerors, survivors, and friends crossing the finish line for everyone who has been affected by cancer. Join us and feel the inspiration and camaraderie that is The Prouty.
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. Just before that first ride, Audrey died, nine years after her diagnosis with ovarian cancer. The four nurses honored Audrey’s memory by raising $4,000 for cancer research.
Every year, more than 5,000 participants and volunteers team up with more than 150 corporate sponsors for a combined 35-year fundraising total of more than $30 million. These dollars stay at Norris Cotton Cancer Center to fund research seeking better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. Money raised also funds patient services that help ease the way for patients and families struggling with cancer. Research conducted here makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients all over the world.
To learn more About The Prouty: Prouty Fact Sheet and the 2017 Honorary Chair — click on the menu items for detailed information.