Nordic walking for a cure
BEAVER CREEK ” There is more than one way to donate money for breast cancer research in the valley this summer.
The Beaver Creek Hiking Center is putting on the Nordic Walking Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit on Saturday morning and afternoon.
“It just seems that our valley is so supportive of that cause,” the said center’s director, Nate Goldberg, who cited the breast cancer luncheon that brought Lance Armstrong’s mother to Vail. “And our hiking center was trying to figure out a way to give back to the community.”
There is a minimum donation of $10 for those who want to participate. Nordic walking poles, water, Gatorade and granola bars will be provided.
The organizers will also be raffling off a pair of LEKI Nordic walking poles, waist packs and other items.
The center’s guides will teach techniques to those who are new to Nordic walking. More experienced walkers will be shuttled down to the bottom of the resort and then walk back along the recreation path, a 3-mile trip.
This is the second year the hiking center has put on the fundraiser. Last year, 30 people came out to the event, donating a total of $300 to the cause. Goldberg said he hopes to get 100 people to come out this year.
“I think it is neat to know that 100 percent of anything we get goes right to Team Colorado and breast cancer awareness,” he said.
The event will help raise funds for Team Colorado’s participation in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s three-day walk in November.
Current hiking center guide Sharon Dale, from Vail, and former guide, Roberta Boyd, asked Goldberg to do the fundraiser last year, as they are both members of Team Colorado. The team has 62 members across the state who are raising funds for the three-day walk. About five are from Eagle Valley. So far, the team has raised $40,000.
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