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    • June 19, 2013
    • Ask an Expert

    • Question: I LOVE RUNNING BUT I’M STARTING TO GET PRETTY BEAT UP. DO YOU RECOMMEND A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MILES PER WEEK FOR A RECREATIONAL RUNNER?Answer: This is always a challenging question to answer, especially when working with avid runners! There is not a hard and fast number of weekly miles that applies to all individuals regarding the point at which an overuse injury may occur. Through my nearly 20 years of experience, I have appreciated an increase in overuse-type injuries when recreational... MORE →
    • June 17, 2013
    • Don’t Merely Survive…Thrive

    • There's a camaraderie among cancer survivors that isn’t easily replicated. “We’ve been through all the same things together,” says Eagle resident Holli Snyder, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2010. By August of that year, she was working out with a trainer at Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards as part of the center’s Fit for Survival program. That’s where she met Rita and Dana and a slew of other cancer survivors with the same simple goal: Stay healthy. The Fit for Surviva... MORE →
    • June 10, 2013
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Offers 3D Cancer Prevention

    • When Dr. Janice Ugale first learned of Breast Tomosynthesis about five years ago, she recognized it was the next big breakthrough in breast cancer detection. The breast imaging radiologist knew the new 3D technology had the potential to detect small, hard-to-find cancers much earlier, increasing cancer detection by as much as 40 percent and better diagnostics for dense breasts. She couldn’t wait to offer the groundbreaking technology to patients at the Sonnenalp Breast Center.In May, the Sonnena... MORE →
    • May 30, 2013
    • Lifetime TV Producer Lucas to Speak at 19th Celebration of Life Luncheon

    • At its 2012 Celebration of Life Luncheon, the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group (VBCAG) announced the creation of the GAP Fund - $50,000 donated to the Sonnenalp Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center for those who need additional diagnostic tests.“Unlike donations that we had previously made that were spread over several years – we wanted the money to be used in one year,” says Kristin Kenney Williams, president of the VBCAG.Kenney Williams continues: “We were shoc... MORE →
    • April 24, 2013
    • Quintessential Family Wineries' "Road Trip" Donates Proceeds to Shaw Regional Cancer Center

    • Fans of lovingly-made fine wines from family-owned wineries around the world will be making their reservations and getting their passports stamped for a rare opportunity to meet, talk and taste with the owners and winemakers of nearly 30 properties. It is part of the Quintessential Family Wineries' "Road Trip, " making stops in Chicago, Denver and Vail, CO the week of May 13(th) .Chicago's City Winery is a natural venue to host the "Road Trip" on Wednesday evening, May 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00... 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 →