The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center signature event is ready to start. Are you ready for it?
The 35th Annual Prouty, one of the biggest cancer fundraisers in New England, is just around the corner. This year, the dates to remember are July 8th and 9th, and the scenery will be at Lake Sunapee, NH, as well as the lovely towns nearby towns of Manchester and Hanover.
This annual athletic event started in 1982, thanks to a group of four nurses who got together for a 100-mile cycle ride to honor their friend and patient, Audrey Prouty, who had just lost a nine-year-old-battle to ovarian cancer.
What started as a modest fundraising initiative has grown into a two day "festival of fundraisers," raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
How Can You Prouty?
The Prouty's events are centered around its traditional The Prouty Ultimate; a massive cycling event that covers the 200 miles between Manchester and Hanover, crossing the beautiful woods and countryside of New Hampshire and Vermont.
In addition, those who are not fond of bikes can still chip in to Norris Cotton Cancer Center through a series of side events:
- Walk The Prouty provides six different walk-a-thons for different levels of fitness, across both residential areas and wood trails.
- Row the Prouty is centered on the Connecticut River and allows you to Kayak for a cure
- Golf the Prouty will serve those who prefer to play a 4-people golf scramble at Hanover Country Club.
After an exhilarating day at the 35th Annual Prouty, a mouth-watering dinner and a cozy bed in true New England style will be in order. Hanover Inn Dartmouth, a proud sponsor of the event, will be there to provide you just that.