The support from participants helps strengthen our work providing personalized, compassionate care for our patients, fuels cutting-edge cancer research, and fosters clinical trials to develop new treatments that lead to improved outcomes and save lives.Steven D. Leach, MD, director of the Dartmouth Cancer Center
The Friends of Dartmouth Cancer Center announce the launch of the 43rd Annual Prouty, northern New England’s largest family-friendly fundraising event to support life-saving cancer research, and patient and family support services. Registration is now open for The Prouty, which benefits the Dartmouth Cancer Center, New Hampshire’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Participants can join in cycling, walking or rowing on July 13, the Prouty Ultimate (two days of cycling throughout New Hampshire and Vermont) on July 12-13, Prouty Golf on June 15 and the Prouty Community Walk in St. Johnsbury on June 15. This year, for the first time, the event will also feature a 18-mile mountain bike route, as well as the return of the beloved 5K wooded walk option, both available on July 13. Virtual participation is also available.
This year, donations to the Prouty will have double the impact, thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation.
“The Prouty has a profound impact on patients at our Cancer Center, their families and the community,” says Steven D. Leach, MD, director of the Dartmouth Cancer Center. “The support from Prouty participants helps strengthen our work providing personalized, compassionate care for our patients, fuels cutting-edge cancer research, and fosters clinical trials to develop new treatments that lead to improved outcomes and save lives. The fundraising event also enables important and meaningful services that assist patients and their families beyond medicine as they navigate their cancer journey.”
“We are deeply appreciative of the continued support of the entire Prouty community,” Leach adds. “We are thrilled to launch the 43rd Annual Prouty.”
The Prouty began in 1982 when four Dartmouth Cancer Center nurses, inspired by the courage of their patient, Audrey Prouty, committed to cycling 100 miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Since then, thousands of passionate individuals have come together to bike, walk, row, golf, and more to help end cancer each year. Since its inception, the Prouty has raised more than $59 million to support cancer research and patient support services.
“The Prouty is a true celebration of our community coming together to make a difference and bring hope to cancer patients and their families,” shares Jaclynn Rodriguez, executive director for the Friends of Dartmouth Cancer Center. “This year we are launching the Prouty season with a goal of raising $8 million for the Dartmouth Cancer Center, to make an even larger impact for patients in our community and around the world. With additional dollars raised, we will be able to further advance groundbreaking research and clinical trials and provide important patient and family support services to our patients. We are very thankful for our longtime partner, the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, for matching all donations to the Prouty. Every dollar supports the life-saving work of Dartmouth Cancer Center. Join us as we go all in to end cancer!”
For additional details and to register, visit: www.theprouty.org.
About Dartmouth Cancer Center
Dartmouth Cancer Center combines advanced cancer research at Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, with award-winning, personalized, and compassionate patient-centered cancer care and clinical trials based at the Norris Cotton Cancer Care Pavilion at Dartmouth Health's Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. With 14 locations around New Hampshire and Vermont, Dartmouth Cancer Center is one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Each year the Dartmouth Cancer Center schedules 74,000 appointments seeing more than 4,500 newly diagnosed patients, and currently offers patients more than 240 active clinical trials. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, Dartmouth Cancer Center remains committed to excellence, outreach and education. We strive to prevent and cure cancer, enhance survivorship and to promote cancer health equity through pioneering interdisciplinary research and collaborations. Learn more at the Dartmouth Cancer Center website.