Henniker, NH, February 10, 2014 – Pats Peak, southern New Hampshire’s favorite mountain, is hosting the 14th Annual Childhood Cancer Lifeline fundraiser weekend on February 22 & 23, 2014. This event is guaranteed to be a fun-filled weekend, full of activity and promise.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy skiing/riding and support New Hampshire families who have a child with cancer. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to make a donation to the cause. Raffles, Childhood Cancer Awareness Pins along with tickets for the Sunday evening event will be available for purchase during the weekend.
On Saturday, October Sons will be playing in the Sled Pub from 4pm to 9pm. On Sunday, October Sons will host several Lifeline Benefit Rock Bands in “We Will, We Will ROCK Cancer” starting at 12pm in the Sled Pub.
Be an extension of the “lifeline” by supporting the annual fundraising event on Sunday, February 23rd at 3pm. Sunday evening’s events include raffles, a live and silent auction and dinner by Pats Peak’s Executive Chef, Guy Pelletier. The Live and Silent Auction has many gift certificates, tickets New England Sports Teams, sports memorabilia plus much more. Tickets purchased before the weekend of the event for the Sunday evening event are $20 per person or $30 per couple. Tickets purchased the weekend of the event are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Tickets may be purchased at PATS PEAK Guest Services, by calling (603) 428-3245, throughout the event weekend 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.
Each year in NH as many as 73 families hear the words “Your child has cancer”. For them, life is never the same. The emotional and financial impact of a cancer diagnosis upon a family is devastating. In addition to social and support opportunities held throughout the year, the Childhood Cancer Lifeline provides direct financial assistance and comfort items to NH families, from the point of diagnosis, through the journey with cancer. To date, the Childhood Cancer Lifeline has provided in excess of $510,000 in direct assistance to NH families.
Through the Links! Program, the Childhood Cancer Lifeline provides laptops to each newly diagnosed school-aged child. These laptops provide a much needed connection to the world beyond the confines of the hospital. A recent recipient eloquently stated the value of this program; “Lifeline, this laptop hasn’t just improved my life, it changed my whole world.”
A new program for 2014 is a scholarship program. “We are thrilled to be able to support families when their child is in treatment, and to celebrate and support young adult survivors as they move into college,” says Childhood Cancer Lifeline of NH Board President, Sylvia Pelletier.
“We couldn’t address the urgent needs of families without the ongoing support of the local community. Giving a family a gas card so they can travel to treatment, paying for a car repair, funding a parent’s meal when they are in the hospital, none of this is would be possible without such a generous, caring community. We are so touched that so many continue to support our organization, to reach out to truly “be a lifeline” to families in need”, says Pelletier.
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 the 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.
More about the Childhood Cancer Lifeline of NH:
The Childhood Cancer Lifeline of NH was founded in the fall of 1995 by a group of parents whose children had childhood cancer. Since their inception, they have been a strictly volunteer organization dedicated to addressing the practical and emotional needs of New Hampshire families dealing with pediatric cancer. Today, their volunteers have expanded to include family members, friends, and other caring individuals. The mission is to empower New Hampshire families who are coping with childhood cancer by providing knowledge, resources, assistance, and hope. The organization has twice won the Governors Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Efforts by a Statewide Group. You can find out more about the organization on their website: www.childhoodcancerlifeline.org.
More about Pats Peak:
PATS PEAK is in its 51st consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. PATS PEAK has 26 well-groomed trails for all abilities, 8 gladed areas, 3 terrain parks, a snowtubing park, 11 lifts, 100 percent snowmaking and some of the most challenging skiing in Southern New Hampshire.
PATS PEAK has a Weekday Learn to Ski and Ride Program for more than 8,000 kids from over 100 local schools. There are more than 70 Adult Racing teams in the Adult/Corporate Racing League. Many adults participate in the weekday Adult Ski & Snowboard Clinics for all ability levels. PATS PEAK has 100% of its trails and slopes lit for night and is one of the state’s most accessible learn-to-ski-and-snowboard mountains, with three separate beginner areas.
During the “Other Season of Pats Peak”, Pats Peak Banquet Center is the perfect location for wedding receptions, parties, company meetings, company outings, or any social gathering!
PATS PEAK is located in Henniker, NH, just twenty minutes from Concord, forty minutes from Manchester, and ninety minutes from Boston. The latest information, snow conditions, photos and events are available at www.patspeak.com or call 1-888-PATS PEAK (1-888-728-7732).
PATS PEAK can be reached:
* By telephone at 603-428-3245
* By FAX at 603-428-7821
* 24-hour snow conditions at 1-888-PATS-PEAK
* Online at www.patspeak.com