Riding for a cause

A Nashua woman plans to bike 200 miles in two days to raise money for cancer research.

Pat Dow was inspired by a friend with cancer, so she’ll put her experience as a bicyclist to work and participate in the second annual Prouty Ultimate.

“Cancer doesn’t wait around. It is so important to raise the funds for the trials and research. Every dollar goes to cancer research and patient care,” Dow said in a statement released by race organizers.

Dow thanks all people who contribute to her cause with letters and personal notes.

The Prouty Ultimate will take place on Friday and Saturday to raise funds for cancer research and patient services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

The back-to-back century rides cover 200 miles from the Southern New Hampshire University campus in Manchester to Hanover.

For more information, visit www.TheProutyUltimate.org.