Hope on the Slopes 2012
I am going to snowboard for 24 hours straight.
Truth time… it won’t be as bad ass as it sounds. Realistically, I will snowboard for a total of 12 hours, and spend the remaining 12 drinking beer, making delirious snow angels and sleepily shuffling around the lodge in my long underwear. Like I said, not as bad ass as it sounds. But! I will be on the mountain for 24 hours and I will be raising a lot of money for a really great cause by doing so. And that, my friends, is very bad ass.
This weekend is the annual Hope on the Slopes fundraiser at Stevens Pass, which benefits the American Cancer Society. Proceeds from Hope on the Slopes go toward American Cancer Society research and programs that help people get well and stay well. These programs include funding for cure and treatment research. sponsoring free lodging for patients and caregivers, providing online and telephone counseling and medical support, and so much more. Given cancer’s wide spread reach through my personal circle of family and friends, and in communities across the nation, I am more than eager to support the ACS in any way I can. And in this case, it’s by being a snow bum. Yeah buddy!
If you would like to join me this weekend at Stevens Pass, click the link below. You can pre-register for $35 or register the day of for $50, both plus the cost of a ticket. The mountain will be open all night for event participants (closing at 10 p.m., reopening at 11 p.m.). Registration will be at the Pacific Crest Lodge, and then later the Tye Creek Lodge will be opened for participants to sleep. Also, you do NOT have to stay the full 24 hours to participate. You can register and ski for as long or little as you like.
If you would like join me in spirit, you can donate to my personal fundraising page. I am a member of Team Kickin’ Cancers Ass and we’re currently in second place for fundraising! We’re looking to take that top spot, and we’ll get it. I know it.
My fundraising page: sdeveny