Going the distance to fight cancer!

On Saturday, July 13th Bio X Cell employees participated in the 38th annual Prouty. The Prouty is an activity-based event that raises funds to benefit the Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hospital. After biking, walking, rowing, or golfing our employees were rewarded with food, drink, massages, yoga sessions, kids’ face painting, live music, games, and of course great company. From the late afternoon into the evening, the Prouty Animals enjoyed the Bio X Cell team after party!


Prouty #38 was a huge success! The Bio X Cell team, Prouty Animals, made it to the finish line with golf, cycling 100 and 50 miles, as well as walking the wooded trail. Our team raised $145,750 exceeding our original goal by over 200 percent!

Going the distance to fight cancer!

The Prouty, as a whole, raised over 3.39 million dollars this year! Prouty 2019, had 4,420 participants with options to bike, walk, row, golf, or to join virtually. Read more about the 38th Annual Prouty here.

About the Prouty

It is a two-day athletic event that raises funds to benefit Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and the only one in northern New England.

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.

As founding nurse Patty Carney says, “Everyone knows an Audrey Prouty.”

Fast Facts

How Did It Start: Audrey Prouty lost her nine-year battle with ovarian cancer in August 1982. Four of her nurses Patty Carney, Cindy Spicer, Heather (Adams) Klassen, and Catherine (Hallisley) Shannon inspired by her courage, committed to cycling 100 miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire to raise money and awareness for cancer research. That first ride raised $4,000. Since then, The Prouty has raised more than $33,000,000!

Where: Hanover, New Hampshire and environs (Friday and Saturday) home of Dartmouth CollegeDartmouth’s Geisel School of MedicineDartmouth-Hitchcock, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center

How Many: The Prouty attracts more than 4,000+ participants, 1,100 volunteers and 150 corporate sponsors.

The Prouty is the signature event of The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center whose mission is to raise money and awareness for this nationally recognized cancer facility. NCCC has 15 locations throughout New Hampshire and Vermont to reach patients close to home.

(credit: http://dhmc.convio.net)

Our COO originally signed up for the 50 mile cycling route. He announced that if our team, Prouty Animals, reach our goal of  $30,000 coupled with 30 total members, that he would switch to the 100 mile route. Little did he know these goals would be shattered within 2 weeks! Thanks Tim!