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    • April 22, 2014
    • Gold Standard

    • It's one thing to make a name for yourself in the medical field, but it's entirely another to create an unforgettable impact. Such is the case with Dr. J. Richard Steadman, a pioneer in the field of orthopaedic surgery. Steadman retired from his surgical practice this year, leaving behind him an unprecedented number of surgical innovations. Originally from Texas, Steadman began his practice in 1970 in South Lake Tahoe, California. In 1988 he founded the Steadman Sports Medicine Research Foundati... MORE →
    • April 7, 2014
    • ‘Diamonds are Forever’ Fashion Show Brings in Spring

    • On March 28 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, the Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps and presenting sponsor US Bank held the 27th annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon with a James Bond theme. The fashion show was reminiscent of some of the favorite James Bond movies with Kathy Morrow belting out scores from the films including, “Diamonds are Forever.” There were statuesque men in tuxedos and women in beautiful spring fashion. The show flowed without a hitch, thanks to a what seeme... MORE →
    • April 3, 2014
    • Tales from Teams Touting Pink

    • It’s the first year for Lindsay Yanco to participate in Pink Vail. Like her teammates on Vail Ski Patrol, not to mention the hundreds of other participants, its cause hits close to home. Last year Yanco’s mother – a triathlete and seemingly the ultimate specimen of good health – was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. “It’s been a rough year,” Yanco says, adding that her mother continues to fight. “I wanted to give back and do something. You know when you feel like you can’t do anything to hel... MORE →
    • March 24, 2014
    • Pink Vail Aids Cancer Survivors

    • Pink Vail 2014 will take place on April 5 atop Vail Mountain near Eagle’s Nest. In just two years, Pink Vail has become the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer and is one of the fastest growing cancer-related events in the country. In 2013 the event raised over $350,000 and hosted 1,300 participants from 36 states, ranging from 3 years old to 86 — and it made a difference!Pink Vail is a fun-filled day with crazy costumes, ton of energy and live music, but the best part of Pink Vail is wher... MORE →
    • March 17, 2014
    • One Man’s Passion for Pink

    • Russ Lacoste was on a casual trip three years ago when he stumbled upon an unexpected scene at Vail Mountain. Hundreds of people flocked the slopes skiing and snowboarding clad in pink. Some were sporting head-to-toe costumes, others wore feathers, many donned placards and carried signs bearing names and dedications to loved ones lost to cancer. Like a collective swirl of profound, contagious energy, the group tethered nearly every passerby to its cause. The sad reality is that when nearly 8 mil... MORE →
    • March 10, 2014
    • Pink Vail Signage Upcycled by Women Re-entering Workplace

    • How can old event signage help women in need and reduce waste? In 2012 and 2013, over 40 signs were created to spread the good word about Pink Vail. That’s a lot of vinyl! Many of the signs had outdated information and couldn’t be used again. Rather than throw them away, however, we collaborated with Denver-based Mission Wear to create 48 one-of-a-kind Pink Vail tote bags made from the old banners. Mission Wear offers jobs to women in Denver who have obstacles to employment, helping them achieve... MORE →
    • March 7, 2014
    • Fight Cancer the Fun Way with Pink Vail

    • Running a race or cycling across the country can be a tough personal undertaking but worth it if there is a good cause. How about making a difference just by skiing or snowboarding for a day? No need to twist your arm, right?Nowhere in the world is there a bigger ski day to fight cancer than Pink Vail on April 5. The feel-good party that comes with it is just an added bonus.Launched in 2012 to support programs to treat breast cancer, Pink Vail now focuses fundraising on all cancer survivors and ... MORE →
    • March 4, 2014
    • Olympic Rings In Vail

    • On Monday, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) visited Vail Valley Medical Center to announce the designation of The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) as a National Medical Center, naming them the physician team behind the top 1,000 athletes in the U.S. and just one of two medical centers to earn the title in the country. This designation is given by invitation only and Dr. Bill Moreau, managing director of sports medicine for the USOC said, “These are the t... MORE →
    • February 26, 2014
    • Pink Beer is Back

    • Crazy Mountain Brewing Company will once again partner with Shaw Regional Cancer Center to brew a pink hued beer in honor of their third annual Pink Vail fundraiser: a one-day one-mountain event to raise awareness and funds in support of their new survivorship program, Spirit of Survival. The Pink Vail Kickoff Party and Pink Vail Fruit Ale release is Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Crazy Mountain in Edwards.Hundreds of pink-clad skiers and snowboarders will solicit pledges, or sponsorships, to ski ... MORE →
    • February 14, 2014
    • Cancer & Intimacy

    • For many women and men, the impact of cancer treatment can create a shift in intimate relationships. As the number of cancer survivors continues to grow, so does the number of couples who are figuring out how to reconnect after treatment.  Survivors may experience physical changes such as hair loss, weight changes, surgical alteration, and scarring. This can take a toll on a person’s self-image which can affect their comfort level with intimacy. Additionally, medications and procedures used duri... MORE →