The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center raises funds for cancer research and patient and family support services through a wide variety of events that take place throughout the year in New Hampshire and Vermont. We are fortunate to have volunteer committees, organizations and individuals throughout NH and VT who care about supporting world-class research and patient services in this region, and who produce awareness and fundraising events to benefit our cause. We are honored that many of these have become annual events which people in our communities look forward to and participate in, year after year.
We are also excited to have community members and groups come forward every year with new ways to support this nationally-recognized Cancer Center. To support these innovative endeavors, the staff helps broadcast the news with creative marketing, such as posting information and photos on the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center on Facebook page.
Whether you donate, participate, or volunteer, the Friends offers something for everyone! And with virtual participation, anyone around the world with access to the Internet can help fight cancer in fun and unique ways.
The Prouty is our signature event, and, with the help of more than one thousand volunteers, is produced by The Friends staff. It is the biggest charity event north of Boston combining cycling, walking, rowing and golf events into a benefit for cancer research and patient and family supportive services.
The Prouty™ began in 1982 when four NCCC nurses, inspired by the courage of their patient, Audrey Prouty, committed to cycling 100 miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised stays at Norris Cotton Cancer Center to fund cancer research seeking better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer. Research conducted here makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients all over the world. Money raised also funds patient supportive services that help ease the way for patients and families struggling with cancer.