As I entered the lodge this morning I was pleased to make my contribution to the cause and chat with Charlene Piercy, Executive Director of Hope on the Slopes. Along with her assistant Devon she was welcoming the skiers who had sponsors and of course willingly accepting contributions for the cause.
It was a chilly day, but the sponsored skis were truly dedicated to getting as much vertical as possible to bring in the bucks. After bibbing up and getting their transponders to measure the runs, they were out on the slopes. Conditions were fabulous. Many slopes were groomed to perfection. And with the latest natural snow there were fun stashes to slice through.
It is heartwarming to recognize the dedication of the skiers who spent their day giving back and at the same time enjoying snow sports. Would it be that all of us could both enjoy our activities and give back as well.
Cancer has probably touched almost everyone of us in our lifetime. Either through our own personal battle or through the challenges to our friends and loved ones. Honor to those who fight for the cure.
|Charlene and Devon