Vail Today: Scramble Against Cancer & Dinner Dance hosted at Harvest (video) |

Vail Today: Scramble Against Cancer & Dinner Dance hosted at Harvest (video)

By Tricia Swenson | Vail Today
The Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament and Dinner isn’t just another fundraiser, it’s an experience. There are many charity golf tournaments in the valley, but none are quite like the Scramble Against Cancer hosted by the Sonnenalp of Vail Foundation. After 41 teams of four played 18 holes at the Sonnenalp Club they were treated to dinner and dancing to the Tunisia Band out of Denver, who could play everything from the Temptations to Maroon 5. The dinner and dance is also open to the public and has become such a draw because of the elaborate setting consisting of a seafood buffet, a carving station, seasonal salad fare and the Sonnenalp’s famous dessert room. It comes off as a seamless creation due to nearly a year’s worth of hard work by the Sonnenalp staff. “It’s so rewarding to organize because Rosana and Johannes Faessler are very supportive and generous. They do everything first-class and nothing is spared which makes planning limitless, exciting and fun,” said Michele Davis, executive director of Sonnenalp of Vail Foundation. The focus of the fundraising goes toward the Sonnenalp Breast Center in Edwards. More than $2.4M has been donated to purchase breast cancer early-detection and prevention equipment and software throughout the years. The Sonnenalp Breast Center was built from the ground-up by Rosana Faessler’s sheer persistence and drive. “Her mother had breast cancer, so Rosana spent much time taking her to Denver and MD Anderson-Houston which added more stress to an already exhausting situation,” said Davis. Faessler wants people who need medical assistance in the central Rockies to have a convenient, comfortable clinic to visit and to seek treatment. “This cause is near and dear to her heart, said Davis. “Her passion and enthusiasm radiates and makes others want to give and work with her.” Please mark your calendar for July 9, 2018 to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Scramble Against Cancer. To learn more, donate or volunteer please visit

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