Vertical Express sets world records
EDWARDS – The Heuga Center, one of the nation’s leading multiple sclerosis organizations, announced that its Vertical Express for MS held nationwide on Saturday succeeded in its goals of raising awareness about MS and The Heuga Center while setting two new world records on snow.
More than 2,000 multiple sclerosis supporters, snow enthusiasts and families went on snow for the cause at 20 resorts across the country. Another 2,000 people donated to the fund-raising cause by supporting teams and individual participants. This is more than triple the number of participants in the fund-raiser in previous years. The Vertical Express for MS benefited The Heuga Center’s programs for people living with MS, and succeeded in setting two new world records: the first, for the largest on-snow fund-raising event in one day, and the second, at Vail, for the most vertical feet on snow in one ski day.
Eighty-five top fund-raisers joined skiing celebrities in chalking up 1,610,680 vertical feet at Vail. On the mountain were such big names as Jimmie Heuga, Tyler Hamilton, Phil Mahre, Jan Helen, Leif Grevle, Rik Heid, Paul Crews, Jeff Olson, Chris Anthony, Mike Marolt, and Cindy Nelson. For more information on the Vertical Express for MS, please visit http://www.verticalexpress.org. To learn more about The Heuga Center, visit http://www.heuga.org, or call 888-DO-IT-4MS.