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Shuffling on Vail Mountain

Special to the Daily Costumed and brightly dressed snowshoers shuffle across the top of Vail Mountain Saturday.
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The 11th Annual Snowshoe shuffle took place Saturday at the top of Vail Mountain.

Nearly 800 people – many in bright costumes – registered for the Snowshoe Shuffle, which included a 10K race around Game Creek Bowl, a 5K race and a one-mile fun run.

Proceeds from the Snowshoe Shuffle are used to support cancer prevention, early detection and education.All of the money raised is invested in the Women’s Cancer Coalition, a service of the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation.



Following the Shuffle, many of the participants attended a post race party at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa. The highlight of party came when all the cancer survivors in attendance got up on stage to a standing ovation.

“The Snowshoe Shuffle is an awesome event that solutes cancer survivors who teach us that life is a gift, and raises money for cancer education, prevention and early detection,” said Scott Boie, of the Vail Valley Medical Center.



The event kicked off Friday night with the annual community dinner, which was attended by nearly 500 people. The dinner included complimentary Robert Mondavi wine and a Southwestern buffet.

The featured speaker at this year’s dinner was three-time cancer survivor, Toben Anderson. Anderson told of her experiences fighting cancer and mountain climbing in an effort to help others with cancer adopt a more positive perspective on battling the disease, Boie said.


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