JOIN 99ROCK SATURDAY JULY 14TH AT THE RICHMOND MIDDLE SCHOOL ON RT.10/LYME RD. IN HANOVER FOR THE 2012 PROUTY AND PROUTY ULTIMATE.
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A BOUT THE PROUTY:
Just ten years after Norris Cotton Cancer Center opened its doors, the first Prouty was held in 1982, when four nurses cycled 100 miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire to honor the courage and strength of their patient Audrey Prouty in her nine-year fight against ovarian cancer. That first year, the ride raised $4,000 for cancer research (an astonishing amount) at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Every year since then, more and more people have gathered in Hanover to celebrate and to honor the courage of cancer patients and survivors, and to remember the loved ones who have passed. In 2011, 4872 participants, 1150 volunteers and 164 businesses helped raise more than $2,524,000 for this nationally-recognized cancer center.
In the beginning there was only the hundred-mile route. Through the years, shorter cycling routes were added and five walking routes were developed. In 2008, we added the Prouty Ultimate, a two-day, 200-mile ride that starts in Manchester, N.H. on Day One, and cycles the Prouty Century route on Day Two. Finally, in 2011, The Prouty went off-road, with Row The Prouty for fixed and sliding shells on the Connecticut River. Now it seems that if someone has a passion for the outdoors and determination to fight cancer, The Prouty is the place to come.
In 2012, Norris Cotton Cancer Center celebrates 40 years of service to the people of northern New England, And we are proud that 30 of those years, The Prouty and this wonderful community has raised more than $14 million that funds research into ways to better diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. These dollars have also funded patient services that help ease the way for patients and families struggling with cancer. People who have donated to The Prouty should know that they have helped not only patients in northern New England, they have made a difference in the lives of patients all over the world.