Komen VT Snowshoe for the Cure Marks 13th Year
Komen Vermont-New Hampshire has announced that their 14th annual snowshoe fundraising event, Snowshoe for the Cure, will take place Sunday, February 28, at Stratton Mountain. Thirteen years of snowshoeing at Stratton, the event’s host-mountain since its inception and this year’s Presenting Sponsor, has raised more than $750,000 for Komen VT-NH. Seventy-five percent of those funds – a very respectable $563,000, give or take – has stayed local, funding breast health initiatives in Vermont and New Hampshire. The remaining 25% was dedicated to Komen’s global breast cancer research programs.
Over the affiliate’s 23-year history, thanks to events like the Snowshoe for the Cure, more than $7 million has been raised and granted to programs and organizations that serve the needs of local women and men, and their families, joined in the fight against breast cancer.
As in past years, Snowshoe for the Cure will kick-off at Stratton’s Sunbowl Base Area at 9 a.m. There are three main events: two non-competitive Snowshoe Walks (a 3K and a 5K), and the competitive 3K Snowshoe Race, with prizes awarded to the top three female and male racers and the top three survivors. For those who haven’t been before, it’s important to note that this is a family-friendly good-time, event and no snowshoe experience is required. Free loaner snowshoes will be available while they last, so if you’ve got a pair, bring a pair. There will be a free Snowshoe Dash for the five-and-younger set, so be sure to bring the kids.
Teams, silly attire, and out-and-out costumes (the pinker the better) are encouraged, and individual and team fundraising is very much encouraged. Prizes will be awarded to the day’s top fundraisers. There will be a pre-event Zumba warm-up, which is as much fun to watch as it is to participate in, and each registrant will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Volunteers are also needed. Register and volunteer at komenvtnh.org or call 802-362-2733.