Loon’s Annual Briefcase Race Helps Fight Breast Cancer

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 13 2005 - 09:05 PM

LINCOLN, New Hampshire ??” The expression “dress for success” takes on a whole new meaning at Loon Mountain March 5, when the annual TJX Briefcase Race welcomes skiers and snowboarders of all abilities to race an easy slalom course while dressed in business attire and carrying a briefcase. Business attire can include three piece suits, coveralls, scrubs, uniforms, or costumes of any kind. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams as well as worst suit or costume, most impressive crash and best excuse for slow time. All racers will receive a free event t-shirt, race bib, soft-sided briefcase stuffed with promotional goodies and complimentary racers’ lunch. All proceeds raised for the TJX Briefcase Race will benefit the Faulkner Breast Centre Research Fund. Teams of five racers may register for $750 and individuals are welcome to take part for $150 each. Participation is limited to the first 50 teams that register and individual registrants will be assigned to a team. The registration deadline is February 18.

The festivities will kickoff on Friday evening, March 4, with a drinks and appetizer reception in the Loon Mountain Governor’s Lodge from 7 to 10 p.m. The races will begin Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with an auction and awards ceremony to follow at 3 p.m. Joining the revelry will be WCVB-TV SportsCenter 5 Anchor Mike Lynch, who has been the honorary auctioneer and spokesman for the event since its inception 13 years ago.

“Each year I look forward to the Briefcase Race at Loon Mountain,” says Mike Lynch. “We have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best skiing in New England while raising money for a worthy cause. Throughout the years we have raised a great deal of money for the Faulkner Breast Centre Research Fund, but more importantly we have raised the awareness for mammograms and early detection of breast cancer that has brought a level of comfort to thousands of women.”

Breast Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women and affects one in eight women. The Faulkner Breast Centre is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date, comprehensive breast care for women, including active clinical research, high-quality treatment and patient education. The first of its kind in the country, the Faulkner Breast Centre has earned an outstanding reputation for its exceptional treatment of breast disease, compassion for patients and their families, and focus on patient empowerment. The Centre treats 800 new patients annually and manages the care for more than 10,000 patients with breast cancer as well as those who are at high risk. Over the years, the event has raised nearly $520,000 for the Research Fund.

For registration information please call the Faulkner Hospital Philanthropy Office at 617-983-7309. For more information about Loon Mountain, call 1-800-229-LOON (5666) or visit www.loonmtn.com.