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Green Mountain Motorcycle RideGreen Mountain Motorcycle Ride
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Please join us on August 17, 2014 for the 12th Annual Green Mountain Motorcycle Ride. This scenic route starts at NCCC in Lebanon and takes motorcycle and scooter riders through the mountains and countryside of Vermont and New Hampshire. The event concludes back at the Cancer Center with a BBQ celebration, guest speakers and live music.

Playing for a Purpose Pre-Party and JamboreePlaying for a Purpose Pre-Party and Jamboree
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

On one day, every year in Manchester, field hockey teams from all over New Hampshire participate in the Playing for Purpose Jamboree to support cancer research and patient services at NCCC. And this year there is a Pre-Party the night before featuring a silent auction, raffles and food – root the teams on at a game and/or join us for the party!

Friends Fighting Cancer 5KFriends Fighting Cancer 5K
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Join us for the 6th Annual Friends Fighting Cancer 5K walk/run road race and 400M Kids Race in Manchester, NH. You’ll love this attractive route that travels through the old Mill District along the Merrimack River. Then enjoy a complimentary food, a beverage from Milly’s Tavern at the Post-race Party which includes cash prizes, awards, T-shirts, and music!

Climb to Conquer Breast CancerClimb to Conquer Breast Cancer
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Be part of a special day on "Dartmouth's Mountain:" Hike New Hampshire's Mt. Moosilauke, have dinner and spend the night before the hike at Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. After breakfast climb the 4,802-foot Mt. Moosilauke – a moderate 7.2 mile, day-hike up and down – all to raise funds for cancer research and patient services at NCCC.

Friends Golf Tournament at Candia Woods Golf ClubFriends Golf Tournament at Candia Woods Golf Club
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Join us for this great annual golf tournament in Candia, N.H. The event includes an 8:00 a.m. registration, 2:00 p.m. lunch, silent auction, raffles, and awards.

Harpoon Octoberfest Road RaceHarpoon Octoberfest Road Race
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Join the Friends Team in the Harpoon Octoberfest Road Race, while raising money to benefit the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. This 3.6-mile road race  kicks off the Sunday of Octoberfest starting at 11 a.m. in Windsor, VT. Work up an appetite for Harpoon Octoberfest beer, bratwurst, and some Oompah by kicking up your heels on this scenic course at the brewery. Prosit!

Kimball Union Academy's Playing for a Cure DayKimball Union Academy's Playing for a Cure Day
Sunday, October 12, 2014

All are welcome to attend Kimball Union Academy's "Playing for a Cure" games. Root on Kimball Union Academy (KUA) students as they play soccer and field hockey in this day-long event. The event includes pink shirts decorated with mustaches for sale (to show support of research for men's and women's cancers), a bake sale, donation cans, fan prizes, and more!

Colby-Sawyer Plays for PinkColby-Sawyer Plays for Pink
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Root on the North Atlantic Conference Volleyball Champion Chargers, as they team up for annual awareness and fundraising games! The annual Colby-Sawyer Plays for Pink event was started by the Chargers Women's Volleyball team and now includes Women's Field Hockey, Men's and Women's Soccer and Men's and Women's Swim and Dive.

River Valley Club Moving Mountains for Cancer HikeRiver Valley Club Moving Mountains for Cancer Hike
Sunday, October 26, 2014

Join the RVC team for a hike up Mt. Tom in Woodstock, VT. The leisurely, scenic hike is approximately one hour round-trip and KIDS HIKE FREE! Participants receive a T-shirt and goody bag.

For more information, call 603-643-7720, ext. 123, or email

CCBA Cancer ChallengeCCBA Cancer Challenge
Start your month-long challenge any day during the month of October, 2014

Take the CCBA Cancer Challenge starting any day in October by purchasing and completing a month-long Bike, Run and/or Swim Challenge. Participants enjoy a discounted month of membership and the opportunity to earn free weeks! All Challenge Card proceeds benefit Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Monarchs Mullets in Movember GameMonarchs Mullets in Movember Game
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mullet Night returns to the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., to raise awareness of men’s cancers and raise funds for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The first 3,000 fans at this hockey game will receive mullet wigs and moustaches! There are great group ticket packages available, so gather your gang and come see this game. Buy the $35 pack (ticket and T-shirt) and $5 will go to the cause!

Reach for the Peaks - Mt. KilimanjaroReach for the Peaks - Mt. Kilimanjaro
December 2014

Climb the highest peak in Africa and reach new heights in the fight against cancer when you sign up for this exciting Prouty Challenge Event. Event founder, Wes Chapman, and well-skilled guides will lead you up Kilimanjaro on a world-class hike that you will never forget! And all are welcome to donate to the Audrey Prouty Ribbon Brigade and personalize a yellow ribbon tribute to be brought to the top by the participants. More info at

Seeds of Hope - Fashion Fundraiser for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer CenterSeeds of Hope - Fashion Fundraiser for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center
April 2015

The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, with the support of Southern New Hampshire University, will host its first annual "Seeds of Hope" fashion show to raise funds for patient services and cancer research at Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Tickets for the event cost $50 per person and can be purchased at the following locations: Statement, K-Fab’s Boutique, Chill Spa; Milly’s Tavern; or on the web at Individuals or businesses interested in becoming an event sponsor or donating items for the silent auction, may contact Christine Telge at (603)703-6955, for more information.

Kids 4 Kids Roll-a-thonKids 4 Kids Roll-a-thon
May 2015

Kids at the 2nd Nature Academy in Nashua are significant supporters of Norris Cotton Cancer Center! When May rolls around each year, the children take part in a tricycle event to raise funds for cancer research and patient services at the facilities of The Nature of Things. What an inspiring event!

Total Image 5K/10K Road RaceTotal Image 5K/10K Road Race
May 2015

Start your Cinco de Mayo off healthy! The Total Image 5K/10K Road Race partially benefits Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The start/finish line is at Jillian's Billiards Club, at 50 Phillippe Cote Street, Manchester, NH.

Friends Team Running The Covered Bridges Half MarathonFriends Team Running The Covered Bridges Half Marathon
June 2015

Every June, the Friends Team runs the Covered Bridges Half Marathon, while raising money for cancer research and patient services at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. If you know anyone with a spot in the race, please encourage them to join the Friends Team!

Skip Matthews Memorial Father's Day RunSkip Matthews Memorial Father's Day Run
June 2015

The 11th Annual Skip Matthews Run will commemorate the life of this exceptional friend, parent, husband, and personality. All proceeds from Skip's Run will benefit the Brain Tumor Research Fund at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Participants choose from a 4-mile race or a 1-mile walk/fun-run (kids welcome!).

Eastman Golf TournamentEastman Golf Tournament
June 2015

The Eastman Benefit for Norris Cotton Cancer Center features an amateur golf tournament at beautiful Eastman Golf Links. Players may sign up (PDF) as singles, doubles, threesomes, or foursomes (players will be placed into foursomes if not signing up as such). There will be a variety of opportunities to compete for prizes and awards. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, followed by an after-party with hearty hors d'oeuvres and award presentations. There are advertising and sponsorship opportunities (PDF) for businesses and individuals alike.

The Prouty UltimateThe Prouty Ultimate
Friday, July 10, 2015

Cyclists will love this beautiful and challenging back-to-back century ride from Manchester, N.H., along scenic roadways into Hanover, N.H., the first day, participants then join The Prouty Century Ride on day two. Join the Ultimate fight against cancer!

The ProutyThe Prouty
Saturday, July 11, 2015

The 33rd Annual Prouty on July 12th is not to be missed! With a great variety of route lengths for biking, walking, rowing and golf - plus volunteer opportunities galore - there are MANY ways to be a part of The Prouty. The Prouty offers fitness, fun, food, camaraderie and most importantly - the chance to support research and patient services at our own world-class Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Let's Prouty!