8th Annual Hope on the Slopes in Breckenridge.

8th Annual Hope on the Slopes in Breckenridge Benefits the American Cancer Society

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8th Annual Hope on the Slopes in Breckenridge Benefits the American Cancer Society. The 8th Annual Hope on the Slopes of Breckenridge on February 23, 2013 provides 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 #1 non-profit contributor of funds for cancer research. The 2013 event, hosted by the Breckenridge Ski Resort, strives to have 300 participants, raise $80,000 and continue 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 the Hope on the Slopes, both teams and individuals will compete for fantastic 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 exciting events in Breckenridge. There is a pre-party on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5 pm – 7:30 pm at Earl’s Kitchen and Bar in Lone tree, with great 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. Everyone is encouraged to attend and support a great cause to find a cure and fight back against cancer.

To get involved with the Hope on the Slopes event, please visit our website at http://hopeontheslopes.net/ or contact Charlene Piercy, Executive Director with Hope on the Slopes at Charlene.piercy@cancer.org or (253) 312-8669.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

For more information about Hope on the Slopes, call 970.453.5000 or visit www.breckenridge.com or follow Breckenridge Ski Resort at www.facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.

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