Hope On The Slopes Great Success Despite Less Than Great Weather

Top Fundraisers Ken Romano (right) and Richard Ayer (Left) with Kathy Metz of the American Cancer Society.

NORTH CONWAY – This weekend’s 41st annual American Cancer Society’s Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer raised almost $13,000 for cancer research and patient services. Volunteers participated in a fun-filled day on the slopes including skiing and snowboarding races at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway.

“Mount Washington Valley residents, second home owners, and visitors alike really showed their spirit this weekend,” said Kathy Metz, of the American Cancer Society. The top individual fundraisers were Ken Romano of Lynnfield, MA who brought in $2,250.00 and Richard Ayer of Glen, who raised $1,665.00 from friends and family.

Metz said that money raised in the 2018 Hope on the Slopes Race To Beat Cancer will be used to speed up the search for new weapons to fight cancer. “Cancer will soon become the number-one killer in America as baby boomers grow older. In order to expand our patient services in the Mount Washington Valley and research new ways to treat patients, we’ve got to channel more public attention and money into this problem.”

“The funds raised through the Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer by helping provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations.” added Metz. “Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and donors, the money raised by Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving programs.”

American Cancer Society’s Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer was made possible by our sponsors, Cranmore, Storyland, Clean Cut Construction, Amoskeag Beverages, Flatbread Company, Memorial Hospital, First Allied, North Country Dental, Northway Bank, The Mount Washington Radio Group, Bear Notch Ski Touring, FX Lyons, Jackson Community Church, The Shannon Door Pub, Valley Originals and the Wentworth Hotel as well as many local businesses who donated goods and services for the top fundraiser prizes and raffle fundraisers.

Volunteers interested in serving on the 2019 planning committee are now needed. Join other area residents to help organize this fun and meaningful event. For more information please go to www.HOTSNH.org or contact Kathy Metz, of the American Cancer Society at 512-490-8787 or (800) 227-2345 or Kathy.metz@cancer.org.


The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly 2 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.