HENNIKER, New Hampshire ??вЂќ Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier snowsports destination, will be hosting the fifth Annual Childhood Cancer Lifeline Day and Blues Night on Saturday, March 19, 2005. This event promises to be a fun-filled day, full of activity and promise. This is a great opportunity to enjoy spring skiing and support New Hampshire families who have children with cancer.
Pats Peak will donate a portion of the full-day and evening lift tickets purchased and a percentage of all food sales for the day to the NH based non-profit organization. Raffles, Childhood Cancer Awareness Pins and T-shirts along with tickets for the evening event will be available for purchase during the day. Live blues bands will begin playing at 12pm with daytime performances by the following bands: A & B Wrecking Company, Chris Bonoli Band, Arthur James & Northbound, Francine Calo Band, Skip Philbrick Band and Big Boy Guitar.
The night’s events kick off at 6pm, with a live and silent auction, raffles, dinner and blues music by Roxanne and the Voodoo Rockers. All the bands performing throughout the day are guaranteed to get people on the dance floor. Tickets for the evening event are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Pats Peak Skier Services Desk, by calling Pats Peak at (603) 428-3245, the day of the event in the Main Lodge, or at the door. This event continues to be the most successful fundraising event for the Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire.
The Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire has a special relationship with Pats Peak. Chef Guy Pelletier, who joined Pats Peak in May of 2000, has two children who are cancer survivors. Guy’s wife Sylvia is a founding member and current President of this ten-year old organization. The Lifeline continues to be the only organization dedicated to empowering NH families whose children have cancer by providing them with financial assistance, resources, and most importantly — hope.
In 2004, the Childhood Cancer Lifeline of NH provided over $30,600 in direct financial assistance to NH families who were facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis. The Childhood Cancer Lifeline of NH has provided almost $160,000 in direct financial assistance to families over the past ten years, with a tremendous increase in the amount of support provided in the past two years. From grocery certificates, gas cards, hospital meal vouchers, emergency funding and survivor support, the Lifeline seeks to meet the needs of families in all stages of their journey through cancer. In addition to financial support, the Lifeline coordinates and supports Camp Winning Spirit, participates in National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Childhood Cancer Awareness Quilt Project.
The organization continues to be run solely by volunteers, and has twice won the Governors Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Efforts by a Statewide Group. For more information about the organization, visit www.childhoodcancerlifeline.org.