Hike, Wine & Dine to support Shaw Cancer Center programs on Sunday, Sept. 18 | VailDaily.com

Hike, Wine & Dine to support Shaw Cancer Center programs on Sunday, Sept. 18

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VAIL —Hike, wine and dine for a great cause on Sunday. Shaw Outreach Team's eighth annual Hike, Wine & Dine brings together a moderate 5-mile hike, leaf peeping at the peak of the high country's fall foliage and gourmet cuisine to benefit Jack's Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

"Hike, Wine & Dine is a unique way to take in the fall foliage and raise funds that directly support patients at our cancer center," said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center, of which Shaw is a department. "We are especially grateful to Beaver Creek Resort for their ongoing support of the event; the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group, this year's presenting sponsor; and, as always, the Shaw Outreach Team for their tireless efforts to support Shaw and Jack's Place."

The hike takes place on Beaver Creek Mountain and features food from 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill, Beaver Creek Chophouse, Green Elephant Juicery, Grouse Mountain Grill, Osprey, Rimini, The Dusty Boot and The Metropolitan at various stations along the trail. Registration is $100 per adult and includes food, wine and a commemorative gift. Children younger than 12 are free and teens, ages 13 to 19, are $50.

Hikers will travel through a special section of the trail where yellow ribbons will don the trees in honor and memory of those affected by cancer. Ribbons are available for purchase for $50 online at http://www.hikewinedine.com or at event registration.

Worthy cause

Proceeds from Hike, Wine & Dine benefit Jack's Place, a cancer caring lodge for patients receiving treatment at the Shaw Center. Since opening in March 2007, Jack's Place has provided more than 9,344 nights of respite for patients and their caregivers. Funds raised at the event have also benefited the purchase of a state-of-the-art automated breast ultrasound at Sonnenalp Breast Center and the creation of Slim for Survival, a new survivorship program designed to help overweight and obese cancer survivors lose weight in order to improve prognosis and quality of life.

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"We are pleased to offer Jack's Place and complementary survivorship programs to our patients," Kirchner said. "We are grateful for donations and events like Hike, Wine & Dine to help purchase needed equipment, support our programs and offset the operating costs at Jack's Place to ensure no one worries about a place to stay while they receive treatment at Shaw."

Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $500. Sponsors of $1,000 or more are invited to a pre-event reception at the home of Drs. Patricia and Gordon Hardenbergh on Saturday. Underwriting opportunities are also available — underwrite one Jack's Place guest stay for $125 or all 12 rooms for one day for $1,500. For more information about Hike, Wine & Dine, sponsorships or Shaw Regional Cancer Center, visit http://www.hikewine dine.com or call 970-569-7766.

If you go …

What: Hike, Wine & Dine.

When: Sunday, Sept. 18; registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and hike starts at 10 a.m.

Where: Meet at Centennial Lift on Beaver Creek Mountain.

Cost: $100 for adults, $50 for teens ages 13 to 19 and children 12 and younger are free.

More information: Visit http://www.hikewinedine.com or call 970-569-7766.