36th Annual Prouty Event to Fight Cancer July 7 and 8
2-Day Event Brings Thousands to Hanover, NH, to Fund Cancer Research and Services
The Prouty, the signature event of the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, is New Hampshire’s largest fundraiser. The event includes cycling, walking, rowing, and golfing over a two-day period to fund patient supportive services and support cancer research at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
More than 4,000 participants are expected: 1,400 walkers, 2,500 cyclists, 200 rowers, and 180 golfers. 1,200 volunteers are needed to staff support stations along the route, feed, and hydrate all the participants. Volunteers also include musicians, massage therapists, photographers, cooks, servers, and ham radio operators, EMTs, traffic guards, the Green Team, and more. …..
The Prouty funds investigator-initiated cancer research at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center affiliated with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. It also funds compassionate services for cancer patients and families like support groups, massage, art and writing programs, transportation assistance, resource libraries. Last year The Prouty raised more than $3 million to benefit Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
When/Where: (see photo ops on page 2)
Thursday, July 6, 2017- Hanover Inn, Hanover, NH
· 6 pm Two-day, 200-mile Prouty Ultimate Kickoff Dinner
Friday, July 7, 2017 (Hanover, NH)
· 6:00 am Day One: Prouty Ultimate Cycle Start, Dartmouth College Green, Hanover, NH
· 12:00p – 3pm – Ultimate Cyclists complete their first 100 miles – Richmond Middle School, Hanover
· 5 pm Participant Pasta Dinner, Richmond Middle School field, Hanover, NH (catered by Lui Lui with live, Hot Jazz)
Saturday, July 8, 2017
· 6:30 am to 5 pm event activities
o Cycling throughout the CT River Valley and walking through Hanover, NH, and surrounding areas
o Rowing on Connecticut River
o Golfing at Hanover Country Club, Hanover, NH
· 10 am – 5 pm: All Day Prouty Party at Richmond Middle School – participants enjoy food, live music, massage, entertainment, kids’ activities, Discover NCCC tent (closes at 4pm)
Who: 2 pm Dartmouth College President, Phil Hanlon, will make brief remarks at the Awards Ceremony, Richmond Middle School, Hanover, NH (announcement of $$ raised and prize winners). In attendance, Cindy Spicer, one of the original four nurses (not confirmed) and Steven Leach, MD, newly named director of Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Friday, July 7, 1-2:00 at Richmond Middle School: See the majority of the Prouty Ultimates come through the balloon arch as they complete the first leg of their 200-mile cycling route. The 96 Ultimates cycled a route through VT, on Friday and complete their second 100 miles on Saturday on The Prouty Century route.
Friday, July 7, 5:00-8:00pm at Richmond Middle School: Join the celebration as the Prouty community begins coming together at the Pasta Dinner & Hot Jazz. Complimentary pasta dinner sponsored by LuiLui Restaurant, music by Billy Rosen Quartet.
Saturday, July 8, 7am, Dartmouth boathouse: See the nearly 200 rowers—launch their sweeps and sculls to row The Prouty on the Connecticut River. An incredible sight!
Saturday, July 8, 12 noon - 1:30pm at Richmond Middle School: Watch the throngs of cyclists and walkers as they pass through the balloon arch lined with flying yellow ribbons, all in honor and remembrance of those touched by cancer.
Saturday, July 8, 2:00pm at Richmond Middle School: Dartmouth College President, Phil Hanlon, Duane Compton, Dean of Geisel School of Medicine, Honorary Co-chairs Erick Lansigan, MD, and Ned Redpath and Steven Leach, MD, newly named director of Norris Cotton Cancer Center