September 15, 2013
THE ARCHETYPE OF REPUBLICAN VIRTUE:
Prouty Cancer fundraising surpasses $2.75 million goal for 2013 (Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Sep 12 2013)
Mind you, Hanover is a town of about 8500 people (in Summer, when school's out). Posted by Orrin Judd at September 15, 2013 8:31 AMThe Prouty, which started in 1982 with four nurses on bikes raising $4000, has surpassed its 2013 fundraising goal of $2.75 million. This pushes total fundraising from the 32 editions of the event over $20 million. The funds support cancer patients and cancer research at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center.This year's Prouty took place July 12-13 in Hanover, N.H. Established to honor cancer patient Audrey Prouty, the weekend now attracts more than 5,000 participants to a slate of events that includes one- and two-day bicycling routes, multiple walk routes, rowing on the Connecticut River, and golf. [...]In addition to some 25,000 donations so far in 2013, more than 200 corporations have supported the Prouty this year. The corporate support, coupled with an army of more than 1,300 volunteers, keep costs low so that nearly 87 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to cancer patient support services and cancer research at Norris Cotton.