Golf scramble backs breast cancer battle
Participants in and supporters of the sixth annual Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament celebrated the event’s efforts against breast cancer at Balata Restaurant in Edwards, July 19.
“The money raised has bought and paid for the equipment in the Sonnenalp Breast Imaging Center at the Shaw Cancer Center,” said Rosana Faessler, Scramble founder.And she’s not talking about just any equipment.”The uniqueness is in that it is the very highest end of equipment, the very best in digital interpretation,” said Shaw Center spokesman Scott Boie. “And it is also linked to a network which allows the very best doctors in Denver to read the images.
“So it is the very highest level of technology, offered in a very intimate setting, and interpreted by the best eyes.”Like the Sonnenalp Breast Imaging Center, the scramble is unique among fund-raisers, said Vail Valley Medical Foundation President Art Kelton.”Everything for this fund-raiser is donated, everything,” Kelton said. “Every dollar goes to the bottom line, to purchasing diagnostic equipment for the Sonnenalp Breast Imaging Center. It is a cause very close to Rosana’s heart.”
And to the hearts of many others, judging by the size of the crowd.”This is all very much for the Breast Imaging Center,” said Dr. Jack Eck, member of the golf tournament’s winning team. “It’s something we’re all very passionate about.”
The acquisition extends a strategy of buying ski areas near big cities, with the hopes that local skiers will buy Epic Passes and visit the company’s owned and partner resorts across the country and world.