Calling all skiers and snowboarders! Grab your boots and goggles, strap into your skis or snowboard and hit the slopes for the 19th annual CSC Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities are invited to Nashoba Valley Ski Area on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join your colleagues, community group, or friends, for a day of team and individual ski and snowboard racing to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“For more than 18 years, CSC and our volunteers have been dedicated to the Jimmy Fund and the Snow Challenge to help Dana-Farber find a cure for a disease that has affected us all in some way,” says Didier Putzeys, event founder. “We’re looking forward to hosting skiers and snowboarders for a fun day on the mountain for this worthy cause.”
The entry fee for a four-person race team is $240 and for individual racers, $70. All team racers receive a lift ticket for the day and a barbecue lunch. Teams are also encouraged to fundraise—for every $150 raised above the registration fee, one second is deducted from the final race time, so everyone has a chance to win. After hitting the slopes, all participants gather in the Nashoba Valley Ski Area lounge for a live auction, awards ceremony, and après-ski party to celebrate.
Dana-Farber patient Jack Whelan will be the event’s featured speaker. The 66-year-old Andover resident was diagnosed with Waldenström macroglobulinemia, a rare and incurable blood cancer, when he was 58. He is a co-chair of Dana-Farber’s Patient Family Advisory Council.
The Jimmy Fund is one of several organizations that Nashoba Valley Ski Area supports. Nashoba Valley Ski Area is located in Westford, Mass., just 45 minutes from Boston, featuring 100 percent snowmaking and wide-open, tree-lined trails. For directions, go to www.skinashoba.com.
Registration begins at the mountain at 9 a.m., though pre-registration is encouraged. Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. and racing begins at noon. For more information about the CSC Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge visit www.jimmyfund.org/snow; to pre-register call Lisa Rogier at 781-290-1758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Jimmy FundThe Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Jimmy Fund is the official charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.