This year’s event and fundraising effort was astonishing. I was thrilled to ride 100 miles with a dedicated group of Cancer Center supporters and cancer survivors. I am already looking forward to bringing everyone back together for next year’s Prouty.Steven D. Leach, MD, Director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center
The 40th Prouty, New England’s largest family-friendly fundraising event, concluded this weekend with a record-breaking success of raising more than $4 million in support of cancer research and patient and family support services at Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC).
This year’s Prouty was a hybrid event with supporters participating virtually from June 1-July 11, 2021, and golfing, cycling and walking July 9-11. Despite the ongoing pandemic, more than 2,500 participants and volunteers joined the effort.
“I’ve never experienced anything like The Prouty before coming here as the director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center,” said Steven D. Leach, MD. “It is inspiring the way our community gets involved and rallies around the Cancer Center to support cancer research and patient and family support services. This year’s event and fundraising effort was astonishing. I was thrilled to ride 100 miles with a dedicated group of Cancer Center supporters and cancer survivors. I am already looking forward to bringing everyone back together for next year’s Prouty.”
The level of virtual participation was truly inspiring with large groups of participants creating their own Prouty. All around the country people participated by rowing, hiking, kayaking, gravel riding and many century bike rides.
“Cancer is personal and impacts too many people we love. For 40 years our community has come together to change that and to make a difference,” said Jaclynn Rodriguez, executive director for the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. “The Prouty brings hope and care to cancer patients and their families, and for all future generations.”
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. Over the past 40 years, thousands of passionate individuals have come together to bike, walk, row, golf and more to make a difference. Since its inception, The Prouty has raised more than $46 million to support cancer research and patient and family support services. Thank you to all that have made this possible.
To learn more and to register, visit: www.theprouty.org.
About Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center, located on the campus of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, combines advanced cancer research at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, NH with the highest level of high-quality, innovative, personalized, and compassionate patient-centered cancer care at DHMC, as well as at regional, multi-disciplinary locations and partner hospitals throughout NH and VT. NCCC is one of only 51 centers nationwide to earn the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious “Comprehensive Cancer Center” designation, the result of an outstanding collaboration between DHMC, New Hampshire’s only academic medical center, and Dartmouth College. Now entering its fifth decade, NCCC remains committed to excellence, outreach and education, and strives to prevent and cure cancer, enhance survivorship and to promote cancer health equity through its pioneering interdisciplinary research. Each year the NCCC schedules 61,000 appointments seeing nearly 4,000 newly diagnosed patients, and currently offers its patients more than 100 active clinical trials.