Originally published in the Winter + Spring 2019 issue.
Pink Vail might only have one color in its name, but the event benefits patients with ALL types of cancer. Now in its 8th year, Pink Vail has raised over $4 million to date. Last year, nearly 2,500 participants attended, raising a record $920,000. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 16 at Golden Peak in Vail.
“We’ve been continually overwhelmed by the enthusiasm, support and generosity for Pink Vail,” says Vail Health president and CEO Doris Kirchner. “Every dollar raised represents someone’s fight against cancer, and 100 percent of those funds benefit patients at Shaw Cancer Center.”
Pink Vail funds Shaw’s Spirit of Survival program, which offers complimentary exercise training and classes, nutrition coaching, emotional support, a nurse navigator for each patient, massages and integrative treatments, outdoor adventures and much more. These services are shown to improve outcomes and dramatically impact patients’ quality of life, but are not typically covered by insurance.
“Every Cancer, Every Color” reminds participants and donors that Pink Vail celebrates everyone who has fought a battle with cancer, and it benefits patients with all types of the disease. With all-day live music, a costume contest, deck-to-deck ski challenge and fun activities for the whole family, Pink Vail is a fun day on the mountain that benefits cancer patients all year round.
To register or make a donation, visit www.pinkvail.com.
Photos by Zach Mahone.