Countdown to the 43rd annual Prouty—July 13, 2024

Bikers cycling on the road

The 43rd annual Prouty is closing in on its $8 million goal to support life-saving cancer research and family support services for Dartmouth Cancer Center. Registration is still open for New England’s largest family-friendly fundraising event, where participants can participate in cycling, walking or rowing on July 13 or the Prouty Ultimate (two days of cycling throughout New Hampshire and Vermont) on July 12-13.

The event also features a new 18-mile mountain bike route and the return of the 5K wooded walk option. Virtual participation is also available and donations 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,” said Steven D. Leach, MD, director of the Dartmouth Cancer Center. “The support from Prouty participants helps strengthen our work providing personalized, compassionate patient care, fuels cutting-edge cancer research, and fosters clinical trials to develop new treatments that lead to improved outcomes and save lives. This fundraising event also enables important and meaningful services that assist patients and their families beyond medicine as they navigate their cancer journey.”

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 $67 million to support cancer research and patient support services.

For additional details and to register, visit 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.

About Dartmouth Health

Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.