Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort hosts ‘Survivors at the Summit’ cancer benefit

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 2, 2010 3:41 pm

On Saturday, August 14, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort will host the 14th annual Survivors at the Summit event to benefit the Cancer Wellness House. The fundraising and awareness celebration is a day dedicated to recognizing the courage and determination of those affected by cancer.

The Survivors at the Summit celebration begins with a pancake breakfast on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck Saturday morning, followed by a Journeys hike or Tram ride to Hidden Peak. The 3.5-mile Journeys hike represents the challenges and personal summits faced in the fight against cancer. Upon reaching 11,000 feet, hikers will be met by a sea of yellow flags bearing names high atop Hidden Peak during the Celebration of Life ceremony, as well as the sounds of One Voice Children’s Choir.

The pancake breakfast is $4 per person and there will be giveaway with tickets for sale for $3 per ticket or five for $10. All proceeds go to the Cancer Wellness House. To access the pancake breakfast and Hidden Peak hike take Little Cottonwood Road to Snowbird Entry 2.

The Cancer Wellness House is a non-profit group that offers free programs, educational resources and support groups to anyone whose life has been affected by cancer. To register, purchase flags or find more information, contact the Cancer Wellness House at (801) 236-2294 or visit www.cancer-wellness.org.

Survivors at the Summit Schedule:
Saturday, Aug. 14

8:00-11:00 a.m. Pancakes on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck
8:00-9:30 a.m. Guided Hidden Peak hike begins (leaving every 15 minutes)
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Free Tram rides for participants and support groups
12:30-1:30 p.m. Celebration of Life Ceremony on Hidden Peak
11:00 a.m.-8 p.m. Enjoy Snowbird family activities (price varies)

 

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