The 6th Annual Ski for the Cure┬« Breast Cancer Awareness Day to benefit the Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure┬« will be held Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jack Frost Ski Area, 1 Jack Frost Mountain Road, Blakeslee.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. for both the Pledge Ski-A-Thon and Pink Olympic Race Gates. Skiers can get donations to support how many runs they will make as they Ski for the Cure┬«. Pledge sheets are available at Guest Services at Jack Frost/Big Boulder or online at www.jfbb.com. Checks should be payable to Komen for the Cure┬« and can also be mailed to Jack Frost Ski for the Cure┬«, PO Box 1539, Blakeslee, PA 18610. There will be prizes for the individual or team who get the most donations, and to the individual who completes the most runs for the Pledge Ski-A-Thon.
Pink Olympic Race Gates will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a medal ceremony at 2 p.m. in the main lodge.
Dedication Run begin at 11a.m. on Dematte's Demise Trail, in memory of those who have lost their battle, in honor of those who are surviving breast cancer and in support of those who are currently fighting breast cancer.
And $2 of every lift pass sold will be donated to NEPA Komen for the Cure┬«, and 100 percent of the net proceeds from the event will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure┬« Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate.
There will be prizes, drawings, games and giveaways. For more information about Ski for the Cure┬«, or to purchase raffle tickets, call Bernie Oldroyd at 570.443.8425 ext. 2503.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure┬« Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate serves 16 counties throughout Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Since its inception in 1991, the Komen NEPA Affiliate has awarded more than $2 million in local community grants for education, early detection screening, research and treatment programs, providing much needed breast services for medically underserved and uninsured women and men in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information or to volunteer, call 570. 969.6072 or visit www.komennepa.org.
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure┬«, which is now the world's largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with nearly $1.3 billion invested to date. And, $237 million in breast cancer research over the last three years. Since 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure┬« has awarded 95 research grants in Pennsylvania totaling more than $34 Million in funding. There are 42 currently active research grants totaling $25,913, 413. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure┬«, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1.877 .GO. KOMEN.