If you’re like me, you ski because it’s fun, it’s great exercise, and it’s a wonderful way to enjoy being outdoors in the winter.
But now there’s another reason: to help facilitate a cure for breast cancer. Because on December 12, K2 Skis is sponsoring the K2 Pink Chase, where teams of three women each will compete at Keystone Resort, Colorado, to see who can ski the most vertical.
Sure, there are prizes. And sure, it’s fun. But it’s also a great way to help beat a disease that kills thousands of women every year. In 2009 alone, more than 190,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. These are our mothers, our sisters, our friends, and our daughters. And it could easily be you or me. Because even though great strides are being made all the time, it’s pretty clear that we still have a long way to go.
Some of the women on TheSkiDiva.com are forming their own team. I’m very proud of them. They’ll be raising money for the cause, and I hope you’ll be kind enough to donate. I’ll post more about that, as info becomes available.
Kudos to K2 for organizing this event. And kudos to all the great women who’ll be participating. Even though I can’t be with you physically, I’ll be with you in spirit.