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Hike, Wine & Dine raises $100,000 for Jack’s Place, Shaw Regional Cancer Center

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Families hike through an aspen grove on Beaver Creek Mountain during the Hike, Wine & Dine event on Sept. 20.
Brooke Ranney | Special to the Daily |

BEAVER CREEK — On Sunday, 400 leaf peepers in Beaver Creek did more than enjoy a beautiful day of blue skies and fall hues — these participants of the seventh annual Hike, Wine & Dine raised more than $100,000, with proceeds benefiting Jack’s Place and the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

Organized by the Shaw Outreach Team, proceeds from Hike, Wine & Dine help offset the operating costs for Jack’s Place to ensure patients of Shaw Regional Cancer Center can rest and recover from their treatments without worrying about a place to stay. Since opening in March 2007, Jack’s Place has provided more than 8,250 nights of respite for patients and their caregivers.

Making Journey Easier

“We are so grateful to the Shaw Outreach Team for their continued support and dedication to Jack’s Place and Shaw,” said Doris Kirchner, Vail Valley Medical Center president and CEO. “Their dedication to making the journey through cancer treatment a little easier for patients at Shaw is helping hundreds of cancer patients each year.”

Sue Franciose, a member of the Shaw Outreach Team, has coordinated Hike, Wine & Dine since its inception.

“I’m honored to be a part of the Shaw Outreach Team and such a meaningful event,” she said. “It’s great to see the familiar faces that have been involved since the first year and the many new faces that join us each year. In seven years, Hike, Wine & Dine has raised over $400,000 for Jack’s Place and Shaw.”

Yellow Ribbons

Many Shaw patients, as well as others who have fought a battle with cancer, were honored through the purchase of yellow ribbons that adorned the trees along the trail.

As guests meandered along the scenic 5-mile hike, they were greeted by the culinary geniuses from 8100 Mountainside Bar, Osprey, The Metropolitan, Grouse Mountain Grill, The Dusty Boot, Beaver Creek Chophouse, Green Elephant Juicery and Rimini, who donated their talents to serve epicurean delights along the way.

“We are so grateful to everyone who supported and participated in Hike, Wine & Dine, as well as our generous sponsors and talented chefs,” Franciose said. “We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day of great food and great views — all for a wonderful cause.”

For more information

Learn more about the Shaw Regional Cancer Center and Jack’s Place by visiting http://www.shawcancercenter.com.