2013 Race to Beat Cancer tops $11,000
NORTH CONWAY, NH – Our 36th annual American Cancer Society’s Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer raised over $11,000 for cancer research and Mount Washington Valley patient services. On Feb. 10, 2013, volunteers participated in a fun-filled day on the slopes including skiing, snowboarding and tubing races at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway.
“Mount Washington Valley residents, second home owners, and visitors alike really showed their spirit," said Kathy Metz, Community Executive for the American Cancer Society. The top three individual fundraisers were Neville White of Jackson who brought in $1,758; Richard Ayer of Glen who raised $1,710 from friends and family; and Ken Romano of Lynnfield, MA, who collected $945 in donations.
The money will be used to speed up the search for new weapons to fight cancer. “Cancer will soon become the number-one killer in America as baby boomers grow older. In order to expand our patient services in the Mount Washington Valley and research new ways to treat patients, we've got to channel more public attention and money into this problem."
“The funds raised through the Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy, and patient services,” added Metz. “Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and donors, the money raised by Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving programs.”
Congratulations to our young fundraisers and top team!
Outstanding Youth Fundraisers (17 years and younger, raising $100.00 or more):
Neville White, 14 - $1,758
Joey Nichipor, 7 - $137
Merrik Iacozili, 5 - $100
Team fundraising results:
Team Believe - $750
Thank you to our sponsors!
American Cancer Society’s Race to Beat Cancer was made possible by our sponsors:
1st Allied Securities
Attitash/Wildcat Mountain Resorts
Bear Notch Ski Touring
Chalmers Insurance Group
Jackson Community Church
White Mountain Hotel & Resort
Thank you also to the many local business who donated goods and services for the top fundraiser prizes and raffle fundraisers.
Volunteers needed for next year
Volunteers interested in serving on the 2014 planning committee are now needed. Join other area residents to help organize this fun and meaningful event.
For more information on volunteering, as well as events, programs, and services in the Mount Washington Valley, please contact Kathy Metz at 603.356-3719 or at email@example.com.
PHOTO: From left, Tony Romano of Lynnfield, MA, the third highest fundraiser; Neville White, 14, of Jackson, NH, our top fundraiser, and Richard Ayer of Glen, NH, the second place fundraiser.