Hike Wine & Dine on September 21

Hike Wine & Dine on September 21

Vail CO—Have you ever taken a water break on a hike only to be wined and dined by Beaver Creek's top chefs? If you attended last year's Hike Wine & Dine then perhaps that was the last time you sampled gourmet nibbles and sips while taking in the spectacular views from Beaver Creek Mountain at the peak of leaf-peeping season!

The sixth annual Hike Wine & Dine on Sunday September 21 is your chance to turn a fall hike into an epicurean experience. With proceeds benefiting Jack's Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center your heart will be filled along with your tummy.

“We all love getting outside and enjoying great food and drinks” says Peggy Carey Vice President of Shaw Regional Cancer Center. “This event combines the three into one fun delicious and beautiful day that raises funds for Jack's Place our cancer caring lodge for patients undergoing treatment.”

The hike will take place on Beaver Creek Mountain and feature food from the Beaver Creek Park Hyatt Resort & Spa Osprey The Metropolitan Grouse Mountain Grill Dusty Boot Splendido Chophouse & 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 during the online registration process.

Since opening in March 2007 Jack's Place has provided over 7000 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 Doris Kirchner president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC). Jack's Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center are outpatient departments of VVMC. “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 20th. 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) 970-569-7766.