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Vail Mountain Hosts World's Biggest Ski Day To Conquer Cancer: Pink Vail 2017

Emily Tamberino

VAIL, CO – A pink panther on skis, gorillas in pink tutus and men in pink spandex are not uncommon on Vail Mountain during Pink Vail™, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Scheduled for Saturday, March 25, Pink Vail features all-day live music, deck parties, a costume contest and incredible prizes. With weekend lodging specials in Vail, girl’s weekenders, families and groups of friends travel from around the country to Vail, Colorado for an unforgettable weekend at the nation’s largest ski resort.
Pink Vail is one of Vail’s most anticipated events of the season and the only event of its kind. Similar to a run or walk to support cancer, Pink Vail participants register at and ask their friends and family to make a donation on their behalf. Participants range in age from 1 to 85 years old, and many of them don’t even ski on the day of the event. Since 2012, Pink Vail has raised over $2.4 million to benefit all patients at Shaw Regional Cancer Center through enhancements to patient care, funding for its patient assistance fund and underwriting the Spirit of Survival program, which provides complimentary services that can dramatically impact quality of life but are not typically covered by insurance.
Three concerts are free to all Pink Vail participants at Golden Peak. In addition, skiers and snowboarders can “deck hop” around three famous Vail Mountain decks for games, music and the chance at incredible prizes. The Costume Contest awards participants for the best individual and group costumes, as well as the “Most Spirited Team.” Top fundraisers are also recognized. Past prizes have included Head skis; Weston snowboards; Helly Hansen gift cards; Maui Jim sunglasses; food, lodging, spa and yoga packages; and more. 
This year, Pink Vail participants will have the opportunity to honor a friend or loved one by skiing or riding in the “Celebration of Life,” a symbolic run in the united fight against cancer.
With the goal of raising $750,000 in 2017, Pink Vail is not to be missed.  
Pink Vail has raised $2.4 million in only its first give years. Participants range in age from 1 to 85 years old, and come from all over the U.S. with donations pouring in from all 50 states and nearly a dozen countries. Pink Vail funds patient care and survivorship programs, including free exercise training, nutrition coaching, emotional support, outdoor adventures, a nurse navigator, massages and more. 
Shaw Regional Cancer Center, an outpatient department of Vail Valley Medical Center, is for anyone seeking comprehensive cancer care in a peaceful and intimate setting. Patients travel to Shaw for their Ivy League doctors, top-of-the-line equipment—including the best technology available for radiation therapy and 3D mammography—and impeccable reputation for breast and prostate cancer treatment. The multidisciplinary approach of their cancer care team benefits each patient's individualized treatment plan, supporting the patient and family through treatment all the way to survivorship.