HOPE ON THE SLOPES RAISES MORE THAN 11K

by Gair on February 13, 2013

THE ORGANIZER OF SUNDAY’S 36TH ANNUAL AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S HOPE ON THE SLOPES RACE TO BEAT CANCER SAYS THE EVENT RAISED MORE THAN $11,000 FOR CANCER RESEARCH AND PATIENT SERVICES IN THE VALLEY.

ACS COMMUNITY EXEC. KATHY METZ SAYS VOLUNTEERS ENJOYED A POST WINTER STORM NEMO DAY OF SKIING, BOARDING AND TUBING RACES AT CRANMORE MOUNTAIN RESORT IN NORTH CONWAY.

THE STATIONS OF THE MOUNT WASHINGTON RADIO GROUP ARE PROUD SPONSORS OF THE EVENT THAT METZ SAYS WILL “SPEED UP THE SEARCH FOR NEW WEAPONS TO FIGHT CANCER.”

METZ SAYS MORE PUBLIC ATTENTION AND MONEY NEEDS TO BE CHANNELED INTO THE PROBLEM TO EXPAND PATIENT SERVICES AND RESEARCH NEW WAYS TO TREAT CANCER PATIENTS, A DISEASE SHE SAYS WILL “SOON BECOME THE NUMBER ONE KILLER IN AMERICA AS BABY BOOMERS GROW OLDER.”

THE TOP THREE INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISERS AT THIS YEAR’S EVENT INCLUDE 14-YEAR-OLD NEVILLE WHITE OF JACKSON – WHO RAISED MORE THAN $1,750 – RICHARD AYER OF GLEN – WHO BROUGHT IN JUST MORE THAN $1,700 – AND KEN ROMANO OF LYNNFIELD, MASS. – WHO COLLECTED NEARLY $1,000 IN DONATIONS.

IN TEAM COMPETITION, “TEAM BELIEVE” BROUGHT IN THE MOST AT $750 – AND WHITE, 7-YEAR-OLD JOEY NICHIPOR AND 5-YEAR-OLD MERRIK IACOZILI WERE RECOGNIZED AS OUTSTANDING YOUTH FUNDRAISERS.

METZ IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO PLAN NEXT YEAR’S EVENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL HER AT (603) 356-3719.

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