Hike Wine & Dine on September 20

Hike Wine & Dine on September 20

Vail CO—Hike wine and dine for a great cause on Sunday September 20. Shaw Outreach Team's 7th annual Hike Wine & Dine brings a moderate 4-mile hike leaf peeping at the peak of the high country's fall foliage and gourmet cuisine together to benefit Jack's Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

“This is a special event with a special purpose” says Doris Kirchner President and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center of which Shaw is a department. “The dollars raised at Hike Wine & Dine make the journey through cancer treatment a little easier for patients at Shaw.”

The hike takes place on Beaver Creek Mountain and features food from 8100 Mountainside Bar Osprey The Metropolitan Grouse Mountain Grill Dusty Boot Chophouse Green Elephant Juicery and Rimini at various stations along the trail. Registration is $100 per person and includes food wine and a commemorative gift. Children under 12 are free and teens ages 13-19 are $50.

Hikers will travel through a special section of the trail where yellow ribbons will don the trees in honor and memory of those affected by cancer. Ribbons are available for purchase for $50 online at www.hikewinedine.com or at event registration.

Since opening in March 2007 Jack's Place has provided over 8200 nights of respite for patients of Shaw Regional Cancer Center and their caregivers.

“We are pleased to offer Jack's Place to patients and their caregivers on a pay-what-you-can basis” explains Kirchner. “We are grateful for donations and events like Hike Wine & Dine to help offset operating costs to ensure no one worries about a place to stay while they receive treatment at Shaw.”

Event registration for Hike Wine & Dine begins at 9:30 a.m. Coffee mimosas and a breakfast snack will be served at the base of Beaver Creek's Centennial Lift and the hike begins at 10 a.m.

About Jack's Place
Jack's Place is a 12-room lodge for patients of Shaw Regional Cancer Center and their caregivers. Overlooking the Sawatch Mountain Range and the Eagle River Jack's Place features a yoga studio meditation room wireless internet and a double gourmet kitchen. With a pay-what-you-can philosophy guests are invited to take respite at Jack's for as long as they need while in treatment. Jack's Place is funded by Shaw Outreach Team events and community donations. Jack's Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center are outpatient departments of Vail Valley Medical Center a 501(c)(3) nonprofit medical center since 1965.

Become a Sponsor of Hike Wine & Dine
Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $500. Sponsors of $1000 or more are invited to a pre-event reception at the home of Drs. Patricia and Gordon Hardenbergh on Saturday September 19th. Unique underwriting opportunities are also available—underwrite one Jack's Place guest stay for $125 or all 12 rooms for one day for $1500.

For more information about Hike Wine and Dine sponsorships or Shaw Regional Cancer Center visit www.hikewinedine.com or call (970) 569-7766.