Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Walk/Run Breaks Fundraising Record…And Counting

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 2, 2012 8:02 am

A record number of snowshoers came together last Saturday, January 28, 2012, in support of the tenth annual Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer held at Stratton Mountain in Vermont. Aiming to top last year’s contribution, which topped $80,000, the group raised a record breaking $91,500 for the VT/NH Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, with funds still rolling in.

Modeled after the highly successful Race for the Cure®, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer consists of a 3k or 5k snowshoe walk or a 3k snowshoe race. Snowshoers emerged in all shapes and sizes – some even on four legs – to show support for the great cause. The Sun Bowl trails were a sea of pink and smiles with 849 participants – young and old, first timers and veterans, from near and far – Romping across Stratton’s sun-soaked trails in celebration and in memory of friends and family and to eliminate breast cancer.

The event’s top individual fundraiser, breast cancer survivor Brenda Estella, took the honor for the second consecutive year. Estella raised $7,525, shattering her own record from last year, $5,930. Estella’s team, Five for the Girls, raised $12,695 in support of their friend.

“We’re family members, we’re friends,” Estella replied when asked what fueled her team to come out for the fifth consecutive year, “we’re just people that want to do it for a good cause.”

Their incredible sum was eclipsed only by the highest ranking team, Cook with Love, who solicited $14,803.

Whether romping on two feet, in a baby bjorn or on a leash, the costumes and enthusiasm couldn’t be beat. All proceeds benefit the VT NH Affiliate, with 75 percent dedicated to local breast cancer education, treatment and screening programs, the remaining 25 percent supports national research.

Since its inception in 2003, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series® has engaged nearly 23,000 people in the sport of snowshoeing and raised more than 1.8 MILLION DOLLARS for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation!

The event series has grown every year and now is the largest snowshoe series in the world. For more information, visit tubbsromptostomp.com.