Get Involved in the Boarding For Breast Cancer Board-A-Thon at Mountain Creek on Feb. 19

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 13 2005 - 09:04 PM

VERNON, New Jersey ??” Mountain Creek, an Intrawest resort, has partnered with the Boarding For Breast Cancer Foundation (B4BC), the leading non-profit, youth-focused breast cancer awareness group, and Op Girls Learn To Ride for a day of activities for visitors of all ages. Mountain Creek is one of a select list of mountain resorts nationwide that will host one of B4BC’s annual “Board-A-Thon” festivals and fundraisers.

The Mountain Creek Board-A-Thon on Saturday, February 19th will include a sponsor village featuring a B4BC educational booth with executive director Justine Chiara and a 26-year old cancer survivor, Burton, Scion and others; a ladies-only Wall Ride contest from 1:00-2:00pm (sign up on site and win great prizes); 10:00am and 1:00pm Op Girls Learn To Ride snowboarding clinics (sign up at[/url]); a day-long scavenger hunt on the mountain with lots of great prizes; and Noon concert by Columbia recording artists, and Long Island natives Northern State in the Vernon Base area. MTVU will also be on hand to capture the festivities.

Fundraising at the Mountain Creek event include the sale of pink breast cancer awareness bracelets (with all proceeds going to B4BC), online donation drive at[/url], and $45 from each Op Girls Learn to Ride clinic will be donated to the cause.

In addition to the on-site activities, this year’s Board-A-Thon will raise money through an online fundraising drive through sponsor, where participants can team up or contribute individually to the foundation and win incredible prizes donated by event sponsors. For example, a $150 donation earns supporters a free lift ticket, a $250 donation earns 2 free lift tickets, and the overall highest fundraiser in both the team and individual categories wins a season pass (must raise over $500 to be eligible).

Boarding For Breast Cancer Foundation (B4BC), the leading non-profit, youth-focused breast cancer awareness group, has planned a record number of Board-A-Thon events for 2005. Founded by professional snowboarders Tina Basich and Shannon Dunn in 1996, Boarding For Breast Cancer utilizes a mobile educational facility to teach young women the importance of early breast cancer detection and the value of a healthy lifestyle.

“We are excited to host Boarding for Breast Cancer for the first time this year, and are eager to work with them to educate our younger guests on the importance of cultivating a healthy lifestyle, while simultaneously providing them with a great event and opportunity to help raise money for a great cause,” said Kara Lowell, Mountain Creek’s Events Manager.

“Boarding For Breast Cancer events have reached into the world of surfing and skateboarding in the past three years, but every winter season we are reminded that snowboarding is where our roots are,” says Justine Chiara, executive director of Boarding For Breast Cancer Foundation. “The mountains, athletes and industry share our passion for this cause and it is because of them that we are able to continue our educational efforts on a larger scale this year. Through support from our winter partners, we create events that complement similar non-profits that share our mission of educating and empowering young women.”