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    • June 18, 2014
    • What Hurts More Than a Mammogram?

    • We know there’s no substitute for inner beauty. But when it comes to the external variety, women are well schooled in the “no pain, no gain” philosophy. Whether it’s huffing and puffing through a spin class or seeing stars during a bikini wax, beauty takes work. And no small amount of practice, either. So why do so many women put off or avoid getting potentially life-saving mammograms? Discomfort? Awkwardness? Last year, breast cancer survivor Geralyn Lucas visited Vail as the featured speaker... MORE →
    • June 13, 2014
    • Oh My Aching Head!

    • Anyone with a bad headache is likely mumbling the same mantra: “Make it stop!” Unlike pain elsewhere in your body, a bad headache really can’t be ignored. Headaches come in many varieties, but each fits under the umbrella of either primary – like the most common tension headache, migraine and cluster – or secondary, headaches which have an obvious cause such as hangover, head trauma, brain tumor or infection. While some primary headaches are brought on by stress or dehydration, others are hered... MORE →
    • May 20, 2014
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Is Planning For Its Future

    • If we use the old “five pounds of stuff in a three-pound bag” analogy, Vail Valley Medical Center is the stuff, and the land it sits on is the bag. Fitting existing uses, and future uses, in limited space is a goal that’s been years in the making.A few years ago, medical center officials started looking at ways the facility could better use that small parcel of property — in a neighborhood that also includes homes, lodges and the town library — as part of an ultimately-abandoned plan to use part... MORE →
    • May 11, 2014
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Named Great Place to Work

    • Becker’s Healthcare recently published its 2014 list of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” a compilation of hospitals and healthcare organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees. For the first time, Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) was named to the list, honoring them for efforts to create the best workplace in the valley.“We are honored to be one of the best hospital work environemnts in the country,” said Doris Kirchner, president a... 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 he... 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 mi... 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 →