The 8th Annual Hope on the Slopes of Breckenridge is next Saturday, Feb. 23. The event gives skiers and snowboarders an opportunity to make their day of skiing or riding more meaningful by raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society, the nation’s top non-profit contributor of funds for cancer research.
The 2013 event, hosted by the Breckenridge Ski Resort, aims to have 300 participants, raise $80,000 and to remember and honor those affected by cancer. The 2012 event in Breckenridge had over 260 participants, raised $74,000 and honored many survivors and loved ones touched by cancer.
While at Hope on the Slopes, both teams and individuals will compete for prizes on two levels: dollars raised through fundraising and an Epic Mix Ski/Snowboarding Competition. Skiers and boarders of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
Friends, family, and colleagues are encouraged to form teams to make every run count towards the fight against cancer. Participants registered online with Hope on the Slopes are eligible for discounted lift tickets and lodging. Deals on equipment rentals are available for participants through Brecksports.com.
The festivities include a weekend of events in Breckenridge. There’s a pre-party on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5-7:30 p.m. at Earl’s Kitchen and Bar in Lone tree, with specials and proceeds going to support the mission of the American Cancer Society. A post-party will be announced soon, and events are open to the public.
To get involved with the Hope on the Slopes event, go to http://hopeontheslopes.net/ or contact Charlene Piercy, Executive Director with Hope on the Slopes at Charlene.email@example.com or 253-312-8669.