Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group to fund meal delivery for patients (video)
August 12, 2018
Since 1994, The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group has played a critical role in bringing support to those diagnosed with breast cancer in Eagle County. Through their premier event, the Celebration of Life Luncheon, they have raised over a million dollars to fulfill their vision to fund those who fight this disease each day.
This year's keynote speaker was Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill. She endeared herself to the audience with stories of how she first learned to skate on a pond back in her hometown in Connecticut as a kid and how "falling down, getting back up and moving forward" not only shaped her life while skating, but also while dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis in 2008.
Over the years, the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group has donated funds to the Sonnenalp Breast Center and the Shaw Regional Cancer Center as well as Jack's Place, a facility adjacent to the cancer center that provides patient accommodations to those who travel a long distance for treatment.
The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group recently announced that they have teamed up with Weston Schroeder, a private chef in the Vail Valley, to provide meals for Eagle County patients. Chef Weston will prepare two meals per week for up to four people for two weeks while the patient is undergoing treatment.
Chef Weston has a personal connection to breast cancer, his mother was diagnosed with the disease in 2012.
"I am happy to help, I know how hard it is to make a healthy meal for you and your family when you are undergoing treatment, so this is my way of giving back," Schroeder said.
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To learn more about the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group, please visit http://www.vbcag.org.