Heuga takes prominent Vail Valley fundraising role
EDWARDS ” Jimmie Heuga, founder of the Edwards-based Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis, has been appointed the first campaign fundraising and public education director for the Jimmie Heuga Center Endowment.
In this outreach role, Jimmie will raise awareness and solicit contributions to support The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis’ health and wellness programs.
“As founder of The Heuga Center, Jimmie has inspired so many people with MS to live a healthy life in spite of their disease,” said Dick Hicks, The Jimmie Heuga Center Endowment’s board president.
The Jimmie Heuga Center Endowment is separate from The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis. It was created in 1997 by Waldon (Brock) and Evalyn Byers.
Heuga, the bronze medalist in slalom skiing at the 1964 Innsbruck Olympic Games, joined Billy Kidd as the first American men to win Olympic medals in the alpine events. In 1970, Heuga was diagnosed with MS.