Vail Daily letter: Successful event |

Vail Daily letter: Successful event

With the Rocky Mountains at peak foliage, Sept. 20 was the perfect day for the seventh annual Hike, Wine & Dine. Over 400 participants gathered to enjoy the scenery of Beaver Creek, delicacies prepared by some of the area’s finest chefs and a brisk hike for a great cause. The event raised over $100,000 with proceeds benefitting Jack’s Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center, helping offset the operating costs of lodging for our cancer patients and their caregivers on a pay-what-you-can basis. Thanks to dollars raised through events like this, Jack’s Place has provided over 8,250 nights of respite since opening in 2007.

This event has been made possible each year by the tireless leadership of Sue Franciose and the Shaw Outreach Team, our generous sponsors, talented chefs, supportive staff and everyone who makes time to participate in this fun and worthwhile fundraiser. Thank you!

I am continually reminded of the wonderful things made possible by the efforts of generous and caring people. The community’s support of Jack’s Place and Shaw is overwhelming. In seven years, Hike, Wine & Dine has raised over $400,000 for the cancer caring lodge and our cancer center. It’s truly remarkable to be able to offer patients and their caregivers respite in the stunning and nurturing setting of Jack’s Place, at no cost.

A cancer diagnosis is devastating. However, thanks to the vision, hard work and generosity of our community, Vail Valley Medical Center is able to offer comprehensive cancer care at Shaw Regional Cancer Center and lodging for patients and their caregivers at Jack’s Place.

Many thanks,

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Doris Kirchner

President and CEO, Vail Valley Medical Center

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