- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - More than 5,000 walkers, cyclists, rowers and golfers are taking part in The Prouty - one of New Hampshire’s largest fundraisers - to raise money for cancer research and care.

The two-day event starting Friday supports services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center and support groups.

Last year, the event raised more than $3 million.

Cycling starts Friday, followed by rowing, golfing and walking events Saturday. Rowers include members of the U.S. National Women’s Team.

The fundraiser is named after Audrey Prouty, who lost her nine-year battle with ovarian cancer in 1982. Four of her nurses were so inspired by her courage, they committed to cycling 100 miles through the White Mountains to raise money and awareness for cancer research. That first ride raised $4,000.

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