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EAGLE ” In August of 2007, Tiffany Myers ” who started working for Eagle County Schools in September of 1993 ” discovered a lump on her right breast. She went in to see her doctor on Sept. 10, had a mammogram and a biopsy on the 11th, and was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma Stage 1C breast cancer on the 12th.

Myers had gone through all kinds of surgeries and treatments when it was discovered that the cancer had spread from her breast to her bone. The doctors diagnosed Myers with Stage 4 cancer.

“Give Tiff a Lift” by helping out a local in need. There will be a celebration of Tiffany Myers’ strength and determination to survive at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek on Dec. 6.



Chris Anthony will be putting on his latest and greatest Warren Miller ski movie, “Behind the Film.” There will be a silent auction with items such as a Vail Resorts Epic Pass, dinner for four at the Vail Chophouse, a guided tour by Vail Mountain Chief Operating Officer Chris Jarnot and gift certificates to yoga studios, salons, spas, local restaurants, artwork. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting http://www.vvf.org or calling 970-845-TIXS (8497).

If you or your business would like to make a silent auction donation, e-mail lindazilar@centurytel.net or call 970-328-1544. You will receive a letter noting your donation for your tax write-off.



For donations, make checks payable to The Vail Valley Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 1275, Avon, CO, 81620. Be sure to write ‘Tiffany Myers’ on the memo line. You may also donate by credit card at http://www.vvcf.org or by calling 970-845-6339.

For more information, e-mail Brooke Skjonsby at brookeskjonsby@yahoo.com.

BEAVER CREEK ” The Ski and Snowboard Club Vail has been involved with the Birds of Prey World Cup races since their inception. Each year, the SSCV volunteers help put safety netting in place, set and maintain all race arenas and provide slippers and gate runners for races.



The club is recruiting volunteers for this year’s course crew, which works from Nov. 27-Dec. 7. The Course Crew consists of high-intermediate- to expert-level skiers and snowboarders for the setup of the Birds of Prey speed venues Nov. 28-Dec. 1. All volunteers must be on skis after Dec. 1. Volunteers prepare the area for racing, but are often called on for other jobs like slipping and gate running.

The job is challenging, demanding and sometimes overwhelming, but it’s also rewarding, fun and a great way to see World Cup action from the front lines. All volunteers who work four days or more are eligible to receive a Birds of Prey jacket.

To volunteer, visit http://www.skiclubvail.org/volunteers.asp. Contact Jim Henderson for details at 970-790-5124, or jhenderson@skiclubvail.org.

EDWARDS ” During these difficult economic times, SOS Outreach is seeing a significant decrease in donations ” more than $150,000, or 18 percent.

This season, SOS will teach 3,500 youth at 35 ski resorts. The students range in age from 8-18, and 73 percent are minority, one in four are from single parents and 71 percent are from family incomes of less than $40,000.

SOS increases character development, healthy life choices and positive attitudes toward these students’ futures. The program has over 500 adults volunteers who bring skis, snowboards, clothing and off-hill activities together to make it possible.

SOS Outreach needs to raise $800,000 in cash and more than $3 million in in-kind donations. The nonprofit is confident in raising most of its goals through grant writing, events and corporate donors, but it needs help in raising funds through small contributions of $25, $50 and $75.

To donate, go to http://www.active.com/donate/sos0809pledge and click on “become a fundraiser.”

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Contact Community Editor Lauren Glendenning at lglendenning@vaildaily.com, or 970-748-2983.


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