The TJX Briefcase Race Returns to Loon Mountain on Mar. 4

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 21 2006 - 10:09 AM

LINCOLN, New Hampshire ??” The 14th annual TJX Briefcase Race will be held at Loon Mountain on Saturday, March 4, hosted byWCVB Sportscaster Mike Lynch. The race gives New Englanders a chance to get out of the office and hit the snow wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. Teams of five or individual skiers and boarders will compete on an easy dual slalom course dressed in costumes. All proceeds from the Briefcase Race goes to the Faulkner Hospital Breast Centre, where each year the race raises more than $45,000.

The entry fee for a team of five racers is $750 or $150 for each individual racer. The race is limited to the first 50 teams that register. For registration information please call the Faulkner Hospital Philanthropy Office at 617-983-7309. All racers will receive a free event t-shirt, race bib, soft-sided briefcase, promotional items, lift ticket and lunch.

“Faulkner Hospital is proud of its reputation for providing top-notch breast care services to its patients. Our reputation was earned by not only providing the best medical care to women fighting this disease, but also for alleviating stress that a diagnosis of cancer can cause for a woman and her family,” said Tracy Marshall, Director of Philanthropy at Faulkner Hospital.

The festivities will kickoff on Friday evening March 3 with a drinks and appetizer reception in the 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.

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.

For details on all upcoming events at Loon Mountain, go to or call 1-800-229-LOON.