Five-member teams compete for prizes in a unique and fun two-day ski/snowboard event at Mt. Hood Meadows, raising money for hospice, cancer research, education and prevention programs. You don't need to be an expert to participate. All ages and abilities are invited to join in, as the race is formatted to reward consistency, rather than speed.
Volunteer celebrity and professional coaches are on hand to coordinate teams and assist skiers with professional race tips and instructions.
- The OHSU Cancer Institute - at Oregon Health & Science University - researching causes and cures for cancer as a designated National Cancer Institute.
- Willamette Falls Hospice - providing home care for terminally ill patients and family support. OCSO is funding their "Children in Grief" program.
- Candlelighters - a grass roots organization whose mission is one of support, education and advocacy for children with cancer and their families.
- Selected programs - providing cancer education and early detection screenings for the public - especially those in need