News

    • 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 →
    • 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 →
    • February 25, 2013
    • Trista Sutter's Only Ski Day: Pink Vail

    • Trista Sutter is writing a book, the title of which not surprisingly begins with, “Happily Ever After...” Her romance indeed played out in fairytale fashion on TV, when Vail firefighter Ryan Sutter won the heart of Bachelorette Trista in 2003, and Eagle County cheered them on. Their marriage was a highly publicized event (with more than 26 million viewers tuning in to watch the nuptials), and today they both embrace Vail as home along with their two adorable children.On March 9th, when Pink Vail... MORE →
    • January 29, 2013
    • Pink Vail Returns March 9

    • On March 9, Vail Mountain welcomes hundreds of skiers and riders decked out in their finest pink apparel. These everyday athletes will gather in Vail for a one-day on-mountain event to raise awareness and funds in support of Shaw Regional Cancer Center's new survivorship program. One of the country's premier boutique cancer treatment facilities, Shaw's physicians and cancer specialists provide an innovative, holistic approach that empowers cancer patients to become cancer survivors. Pink Vail re... MORE →
    • January 17, 2013
    • Medical Center CEO Talks About Future Plans

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is poised for some big steps in the near future.Speaking at an annual luncheon Wednesday at the Sonnenalp, medical center CEO Doris Kirchner talked about the center's recent achievements and future plans. Those plans no longer include working with the Steadman Clinic and its associated business on a joint project with the town of Vail. The Steadman Clinic pulled out of that project in November, essentially scuttling a plan to build a new medical office building and new... MORE →