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    • 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 Many of the signs had outdated information and couldn’t be used again.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 →
    • 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 →
    • January 28, 2014
    • Thanks for Your Support

    • I’d like to send a heartfelt thank you to the men and women of the Eagle River Fire Protection District. In addition to serving our community and keeping us safe, the members of ERFPD have volunteered their time to support patients at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.During the month of October ERFPD donned hot pink shirts to raise awareness and sold those shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and Shaw’s Pretty In Pink community-wide initiative.Then, in the month of November many ERFPD m... MORE →
    • December 3, 2013
    • Think Before You Eat: Mindful Nutrition For the Holidays

    • Most people only gain about two pounds from November to January. The problem is we don’t lose the weight and it adds up to 20 pounds over 10 years! This is called “weight creep." If you visit Vail or live here, every day seems like a holiday or reason to celebrate. So, follow these 10 “mindful” guidelines to extend your cheer beyond the season: Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast. It jump starts your metabolism and you’ll eat less throughout the day. Eat like a princess, not a king. Fill ½ y... MORE →
    • November 25, 2013
    • Pretty in Pink Thanks Our Partners

    • One in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, but thanks to the generosity of our community, we’ll more likely catch it early when breast cancer is the most treatable.Throughout the month of October, 27 different businesses came together to educate, celebrate and raise funds for the Sonnenalp Breast Center in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Through this community effort, we were able to educate women to get an annual mammog... MORE →