Dec 30th 2013. The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on residents of Fraser Valley to participate in Slopes for Hope on February 9, the family day long weekend at Hemlock Resort. Slopes for Hope is an “Everest-style” ski-a-thon where participants attempt to ski or snowboard the vertical of Mount Everest in one day while raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.
To date, we have several returning participants from various communities that are registered to participate. Last year, we had participants from across the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland taking part in the fundraising event, which raises money for cancer research, prevention initiatives and support programs.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing Slopes for Hope back to Hemlock Resort for the second year,” says Nicola Romaniuk, Revenue Development Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon. “Last year’s event was a blast that saw people skiing or boarding the vertical of Everest, which is a pretty impressive feat. And they did it all while raising much-needed funds for the fight against cancer.”
This year’s skiing or snowboarding participants who raise $100 or more will also get to enjoy the first run of the mountain as well as a free lift ticket for the day of the event. People can sign up as individuals for a personal challenge or in teams and split the distance. Prizes are awarded at the end of the day for the top fundraising team, top fundraiser and best team spirit.
For people who do not ski or board, they can still take part in the event by tubing. If they raise more than $50, they will receive a free two hour tubing pass for the event day.
“We encourage everyone from Fraser Valley communities to get involved with this family-friendly outdoor event,” says Romaniuk. “It’s a great way to have some fun, give back and hit the slopes all at the same time.”
The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333.
For more information, please contact:
Revenue Development Coordinator
Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon