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Leukemia research brings skiers to valley

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Gerald Brin and Billy Kidd

The annual ski fund raiser, founded in 1986 by Gerald Brin of Mundelein, Ill, honors the memory of Alan Brin, his 10-year-old nephew, who lost his battle with leukemia.

Sponsors of the five-day, men’s only event include the Charter at Beaver Creek, Charter Sports and The Flamingo Las Vegas.

“We are so glad to host our friends from the Leukemia Research Foundation this week in Vail Valley,” says Laurie Mullen of The Charter at Beaver Creek. “The Brins have created something truly unique – a dual-purpose event that combines fun and fund raising for an incredible cause.”

Scott Fulton of Charter Sports added: “We are excited to work with the Leukemia Research Foundation again this ski season. We are expecting lots of snow and the conditions should be great for all participants.”

After five days of skiing in Beaver Creek, the group will host a farewell dinner and auction on Monday at The Terrace restaurant.

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Proceeds from the event and the auction will support the Leukemia Research Foundation in funding research to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and related blood cancers.

For more information about the Leukemia Research Foundation and its work, visit http://www.leukemia-research.org, http://www.livingwithleukemia.org or call (847) 424-0600.

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