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    • March 30, 2015
    • Pink Vail Exceeds Goals, Again

    • VAIL — As the annual Pink Vail celebration dazzles the eyes with an explosion of color every spring, it also baffles the mind with its fundraising success. The total raised at this year’s event — the world’s largest ski day in support of cancer — was nearly $700,000 as of 4 p.m. Saturday. “We are overwhelmed by the incredible enthusiasm and support (the event receives),” Vail Valley Medical Center President and CEO Doris Kirchner said during Saturday’s festivities. Bringing in people from all ar... MORE →
    • March 19, 2015
    • A Move To The Mountains For The Best Cancer Care

    • VAIL, CO– “Remember that guy who gave up? No one else does either.” These are the words on Bill Schane’s Pink Vail fundraising page. He posts similar daily motivators on his website, “Don’t Go It Alone.” Schane is a man of guiding principles. And they’re getting him through some pretty rough patches, including a fight for his life. This past April, Schane was diagnosed with Peritoneal Mesothelioama, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin cell walls surrounding the abdominal cavity, known ... MORE →
    • March 16, 2015
    • Watch Your Back: Get A Colonoscopy

    • VAIL, CO—March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but how much do you really want to be aware of your colon? Answer: enough to keep it cancer free. Colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable, and men and women over 50 are encouraged to get a colonoscopy every 10 years to find polyps—benign, or noncancerous, clumps of cells—before they become cancerous. Those with a family history of colon cancer should consider screening before age 50. Dr. John Schultz is a surgeon with Mountain ... MORE →
    • March 16, 2015
    • Duct Tape Heals One Woman's Cancer

    • VAIL, CO– Duct tape does not cure cancer. But in the case of Anne Trumpower, it has healed hers. Trumpower is known as the “duct tape lady” to those who have attended Pink Vail™, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Since the event’s inaugural year in 2012, Trumpower has donned a one-piece ski suit, which she has duct taped from top to bottom—in pink, of course. On her back, she has taped a number to mark the years she’s been cancer free. On March 21st, when an expected 2,500 participa... MORE →
    • February 3, 2015
    • Registration open for Pink Vail

    • VAIL, CO– Registration for Pink Vail™, presented by Helly Hansen, is officially open. With all-day live music at Eagle’s Nest, themed deck parties, a costume contest and the Celebration Ski Down, March 21st is slated to be the most spirited Pink Vail yet. Pink Vail is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. All ages and abilities are welcome, and you don’t have to ski to participate. Similar to a run or walk to support cancer, participants register at www.pinkvail.com and invite friends,... MORE →
    • January 26, 2015
    • Vail Valley Surgery Center Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

    • VAIL, CO – Vail Valley Surgery Center recently achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes the Vail and Edwards surgery centers from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. “We believe that our residents and guests deserve the best,” stated Doris Kirchner, President and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center. “W... MORE →
    • January 5, 2015
    • VVMC Dinner Dance Raises Over $650,000 For Cardiac Cath Lab

    • VAIL, CO — Dinner, dancing and saving lives were the prevailing themes of this year’s Vail Valley Medical Center Family Dinner Dance. Over 450 generous guests of all ages gathered for the 34th annual event and through ticket sales, sponsorships and lively bidding on over 70 silent and live auction items, the event raised $664,524. All proceeds support the hospital’s new Cardiac Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab), set to open in early 2015. “It was a heartwarming evening,” says Doris Kirchner, presi... MORE →
    • December 30, 2014
    • Rural Cancer Center, Big City Specialists

    • VAIL, CO — Physicians and staff of the University of Colorado Cancer Center recently renewed a nearly 10-year partnership with Shaw Regional Cancer Center, enhancing access to big city specialists and making clinical trials available to patients in the high country. It’s rare to find highly trained cancer specialists, advanced technology and comprehensive treatment plans in a rural setting like Vail, but Shaw Regional Cancer Center boasts all of the above in the peaceful, healing setting of the... MORE →
    • December 29, 2014
    • Eternal Youth

    • While aging is inevitable, longevity is accessible. Local experts share the best ways to extend your years from the inside-out.  JOINTS"Joint health is so important, because mobility and activity are two of the secret ingredients to longevity and quality of life," says Dr. Peter Millett, director of shoulder surgery and a shoulder, knee, elbow and sports medicine specialist at The Steadman Clinic. "Without good joint health, it becomes difficult to remain active and independent." Millett says ... MORE →
    • December 29, 2014
    • Exercises for every age

    • Howard Head Sports Medicine is known for being the best in helping people recover from an injury. But what you may not know is that they also specialize in injury prevention (not just rehabilitation) through exercise. In fact, some of the world’s best athletes train with Howard Head in hopes of avoiding the wear-and-tear injuries that sports often cause. We worked with Howard Head’s Philip Galloway to learn what general injuries are common among age groups and what exercises can be done to comba... MORE →