UPDATE: The 40th Annual Prouty at 82% of the $4,000,000 GoalJun 28, 2021 12:39PM ● By Rosa Simone McCann
Photo from The Prouty Facebook page.
Upper Valley residents are familiar with the Prouty, New England's largest annual charity event, designed to raise awareness – and funds – for life-saving cancer research at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth College. Participants can walk, bike, golf, row, or swim to raise money, and have been, since the event’s founding in 1982.
As we enter our fortieth annual Prouty, New Englanders have already made considerable donations, having raised $3,278,026.43, about 82% of the $4,000,000 goal. Where is all that money going? It funds everything from studies on radio and immunotherapy to the reintegration of cancer survivors back into the workforce. You can read more about this cutting-edge cancer research here.
The Prouty looks a little different this year as we transition out of COVID-19 restrictions and life begins to resume its usual pace. The event follows a hybrid model, allowing the community to get involved from home. Virtual participants can complete their own individual Prouties, on their own schedules, between June 1 - July 10. In-person Proutiers can participate in one of three ways. They can golf on July 9th at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, cycle a twenty-mile course in Hanover on July 10th, or walk a 5k in Hanover on the 11th. Get involved as part of a team, or sign up on your own here on the Prouty website before registration closes on July 10th.