Prouty Fact Sheet
What: The Prouty™ is a two-day charity athletic event that benefits Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), one of just 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country and the only one in northern New England.
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.
Ways to Participate:
• Cycle – 20, 35, 50, 77, 100 mile routes and a new hybrid metric century route (64 miles)
• Walk – 3, 6, 9, 12k routes through residential areas, or Walk – 5, 10k through wooded areas
(Walk routes can be combined to create longer distances)
• Row – 5, 10, 15, 20 miles up and back on the Connecticut River
• Golf – 18 holes at the Hanover Country Club
The Prouty Ultimate – a 2-day, 200 mile cycling event starting in Hanover, NH, on Friday, July 7, (cycling through Vermont), and in Hanover, on Saturday, July 8, 2017 (cycling the Prouty Century route)
When: Always the second weekend in July. The 36th Annual Prouty will be held on July 7 and 8, 2017.
The Prouty and the Prouty Ultimate- Hanover, New Hampshire and environs (Friday and Saturday) – home of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (in neighboring Lebanon, NH).
How Many: The Prouty attracts more than 4,000 participants, 1,200 volunteers and 150 corporate sponsors.
How Much: In 1982, the nurses raised $4,000. In 2016, the 35th Annual Prouty raised more than $3.1 Million for cancer research and patient supportive services, bringing the amount raised over the life of the event to more than $30 Million for cancer research and patient supportive services at Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
Who: 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. It is one of only 47 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country.
Why: Nearly 90 cents of every dollar goes to support cancer research and patient services at NCCC. As founder Patty Carney says: “Everyone knows an Audrey Prouty.”