Jul 12, 2015 10:39 AM
Annual New Hampshire cancer fundraiser nets $3.1 million
The Associated Press
LEBANON — More than 5,000 participants raised more than $3.1 million for cancer care and support in The Prouty — an annual fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical center.
Participants on Saturday biked, ran and walked roads in New Hampshire and Vermont and rowed on the Connecticut River to raise money for the Lebanon, New Hampshire-based cancer center. Others golfed at the Hanover Country Club.
Some distance bicyclists started Friday; most of the events took place Saturday.
The fundraiser is named after Audrey Prouty, who lost her nine-year battle with ovarian cancer in 1982. Four of her nurses were so inspired by her courage, they committed to cycling 100 miles through the White Mountains to raise money and awareness for cancer research. That first ride raised $4,000.