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    • April 3, 2013
    • Public Computer Stations Set up to Encourage Enrollment for Public Health Insurance

    • The Colorado Health Foundation recently awarded Eagle County Health and Human Services a grant to expand opportunities for residents to apply for Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) public health insurance programs.Public computer stations that have access to the Colorado state on-line system, called PEAK — which stands for Program Eligibility Application Kit — have been set up.The PEAK computers are at eight locations — the Salvation Army building in Avon, Riverview Apartments in Avon, E... MORE →
    • March 17, 2013
    • Pink Vail: We Did It!

    • Thank you to everyone who was involved in Pink Vail on March 9. This year, we had 104 spirited teams and more than 1,300 pink participants from all over the county, state and globe.Together, nearly 4,000 donors gave $350,476 for Shaw Regional Cancer Center's Spirit of Survival program that provides all patients at Shaw with free exercise classes, nutritional counseling, emotional support, outdoor activities and more during and after treatment. This unique program helps ease the impacts of cancer... MORE →
    • March 15, 2013
    • Pink Vail Exceeds Expectations

    • Now that last Saturday's snowstorm has moved on and the pink fairy dust has cleared, we can say without a doubt that the Pink Vail event was a tremendous success, beyond belief. New Vail resident Marci McCalley spent some time in the midst of the pink mayhem and said, “We just moved to the area in August and I volunteered for the Pink Vail event and skied in it and I had to ask someone how many years the event had been going on. I thought that it had been going on for many years. I was floored w... MORE →
    • March 13, 2013
    • Pink Vail Biggest Ski Day to Conquer Cancer, Support Shaw Center

    • It was tough to be a person who hates pink this past weekend in Vail, because the town — still whooping it up for its 50th anniversary — was pretty much that hue from one end to the other in the form of flamingos, boas, tutus and other very pink items (a pink gorilla suit!), all displayed by the more than 1,300 participants in the second annual Pink Vail fundraiser for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards.A service of Vail Valley Medical Center, Shaw does everything from diagnostics to the... MORE →
    • March 12, 2013
    • Vail's 50th: A Conversation with Dr. Jack Eck

    • After 41 years, Dr. Jack Eck will be hanging up his red coat with the white cross for the final time this season as he turns over his reins as medical advisor to the Vail Ski Patrol to Dr. Reginald Franciose.“This is my last year. I’m turning it over to Dr. Franciose,” said Eck, one of Vail’s first doctors and the current director of development at the Vail Valley Medical Center. “This is my 41st year I’ve been [ski patrol’s] medical advisor, medical director, and we’re transitioning. I’m 70 yea... MORE →
    • March 10, 2013
    • Pink Vail Fights Cancer

    • The color pink permeated Vail and Lionshead villages March 9. Some wore plastic flamingos on their heads, some wore pink tutus and one man even wore a pink gorilla suit.They did it all for cancer in a collective effort to raise more than $250,000 for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center's survivorship program, the Spirit of Survival. As of 11:30 a.m., survivorship services coordinator Margaret Brammer said the goal had either almost been met or already exceeded.Brammer was part of the Shaw's Cookin' ... MORE →
    • March 7, 2013
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps Celebrates Success at Annual Holiday Sales

    • The Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) Volunteer Corps have successfully raised $2,365 during its last two bakes sale fundraisers. The first was the annual Holiday Baked Goods and Ornament Sale at VVMC where the volunteers raised $1,465 selling baked goods and gently-used holiday decorations. The second, with a Valentine theme at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, brought in $900. Over the past five years, the VVMC Volunteer Corps have raised more than $21,000 through its annual bake sales.Voluntee... MORE →
    • March 4, 2013
    • Pink Vail: A Bright Hue for Hope

    • If you spend time on Vail mountain this Saturday, expect to see a lot of pink. Pink Vail, a one-day on-mountain fundraiser to support Shaw Regional Cancer Center's new survivorship program, will return for its second year Saturday. Skiers and riders participate in teams or as individuals to raise money for the event, and wearing pink is highly encouraged, if not mandatory.Support for survivorsCharla Blizzard participated in the event last year and understands first-hand how the funds raised at P... MORE →