Last month a silent parade was staged at Mt. Hood Meadows as torches were carried in the “Shine a Light on Cancer” parade. The first annual event was a precursor to the upcoming Oregon Cancer Ski Out to help draw attention to the efforts of this very worthy cause and the people who support it.
The 27th annual Oregon Cancer Ski Out will be held at Mt. Hood Meadows this Sunday and Monday, March 8 and 9. The two-day event for skiers and snowboarders that combines fun, competition, and fundraising with a unique racing format designed to let even novice skiers or snowboarders participate in the fight against cancer.
Since it began in 1988, the Oregon Cancer Ski Out has raised over $900,000 for its beneficiaries.
Over 400 people take part in the Ski Out each year, many of whom have participated in this event since its inception.
Each year, the event has seen increased participation, public awareness, and corporate recognition and involvement. The event's success, to date, is largely due to the strong support it has received from local corporations and individuals who want to participate in a fun event that makes a meaningful impact in the fight against cancer. Watch the video to get all the information about the event and how you can get involved.
You can still register your team of 5 and compete for prizes at Mt. Hood Meadows, in a race that rewards consistency and teamwork rather than individual speed.
Funds are also raised at our Fresh Tracks Deli and Schuss restaurants - you make your bucks count and leave a message of support for those in your life affected by cancer.