On July 9, thousands of riders and walkers will wind their way through the Upper Valley and the streets of Hanover for the 30th Prouty. What started with four Cancer Center nurses riding 100 miles through New Hampshire’s White Mountains to honor their patient, Audrey Prouty and raise $4000 for research at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center has grown to 5000 participants with a monetary goal of $2.5 million. This year for the first time, rowers will join the fun on the Connecticut River. For the last 8 years, Breakfast on the Connecticut has captained the largest SAG (Stop and Go) stop located on the green in Lyme, NH. Here dozens of volunteers will provide food, water, mechanical assistance, emergency assistance if necessary and lots and lots of words of encouragement and gratitude. In 2010, even in the rain, the Lyme SAG serviced over 4000 participants. Both volunteers and participants come together not just to ride, walk or row but to celebrate the courage of cancer patients and survivors. We come together to thank caregivers, to support loved ones and strangers, and to raise money for crucial cancer research, patient services and hopefully, someday, a cure. Visit The Prouty’s website and see where you fit in. If you decide to ride, Breakfast on the Connecticut offers a 10% discount on room rates. Can’t ride, we can always use an extra set of hands at the Lyme SAG Stop or a monetary donation, whatever the amount. So let’s Prouty to celebate courage and find a cure!