NORTH CONWAY RACE TO BEAT CANCER RAISES 17K

by Christian Mower on February 15, 2012

THE ORGANIZER OF THIS WEEKEND’S 35TH ANNUAL HOPE ON THE SLOPES RACE TO BEAT CANCER AT CRANMORE MOUNTAIN RESORT IN NORTH CONWAY SAYS THE EVENT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY COMMUNITY EXEC. KATHY METZ SAYS MORE THAN $17,000 WAS RAISED TO FUND CANCER RESEARCH AND PROVIDE PATIENT SERVICES IN THE MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY.

ABOUT 100 VOLUNTEERS ENJOYED SKIING, SNOWBOARDING AND TUBING RACES AT CRANMORE SUNDAY.

THE TOP THREE INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISERS WERE JESSI FRECHETTE OF COLEBROOK, WHO RAISED MORE THAN $1,330 – RICHARD AYERS OF GLEN, WHO RAISED $1,310 – AND 12-YEAR-OLD NEVILLE WHITE OF JACKSON, WHO RAISED $1,120.

THE TOP 3 TEAM FUND RAISERS INCLUDED “WHEN PIGS FLY,” WITH $1,640, “ROUND TABLE FARM” WITH $1,063 AND “TEAM Q,” WITH $715.

METZ SAYS DONATIONS WILL BE USED TO SPEED UP THE SEARCH FOR NEW WEAPONS TO FIGHT CANCER. WITH CANCER SOON BECOMING THE NUMBER ONE KILLER IN AMERICA AS BABY BOOMERS AGE – AND IN ORDER TO EXPAND PATIENT SERVICES AND RESEARCH NEW WAYS OF TREATMENT – METZ SAYS MORE PUBLIC ATTENTION AND MONEY NEEDS TO BE CHANNELED TO THE PROBLEM.

METZ HAS ALREADY STARTED ORGANIZING FOR NEXT YEAR’S EVENT AND VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN AND SERVE ON THE 2013 PLANNING COMMITTEE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OFFERED IN THE VALLEY, CALL METZ AT (603) 356-3719.