HANOVER, NH (WCAX) – In its 40th year, The Prouty is just below its record fundraising goal of $ 4 million.

Golf, bike and cycling events continue in person and online through Sunday.

More than 2,000 cyclists rode 20 miles through the streets of Hanover on Saturday morning as part of the annual event to benefit the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

“The funds raised are really making a difference in our community, funding groundbreaking research and meaningful support services for patients and families. All the things that are not covered by insurance, The Prouty makes it possible, ”said Jaclynn Rodriguez of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

With last year’s event being virtual, the runners say they are delighted to be back in person, all working towards a common goal.

“It’s really the community that comes together. As a cancer survivor, it’s really important for patients to have that kind of support, ”said participant Carolyn Frie.

“I drive everywhere for cancer patients. I ride for my dad who is a survivor, and I ride for my dear friend Dee Thompson, who passed away two weeks ago at just 54, ”said participant Nicole Denouden.

While the golf, biking, and walking events that are all part of the Prouty fundraiser have taken place in person, all of the events take place on different days throughout the weekend, and there is no didn’t have a big party afterwards.

“We had over a thousand participants who participated virtually. Virtual started on June 1, so 40 days for the 40. All over the world, people are practicing virtual proutying, ”said Rodriquez.

Participation has not returned to what it was before the pandemic. But, Rodriguez says the event is on track to bring in more money than ever.

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