Pink Vail cancer fundraiser is March 21 |

Pink Vail cancer fundraiser is March 21

Pink Vail, the world’s biggest ski day to fight cancer, is scheduled for March 21.

The event features all-day live music, deck parties, a costume contest and celebration ski down. Proceeds benefit patient care and survivorship programs at Shaw Regional Cancer Center, which serves residents of Colorado and beyond.

Participants travel from Garfield County and around the state go to Vail for the one-day event.

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 have ranged in age from 2 to 84 years old, and skiing isn’t required.

Pink Vail has raised more than $1 million in three years. The money has gone to create the “Spirit of Survival” program, which provides all patients at Shaw Regional Cancer Center (not just breast cancer patients) with free programming, including exercise training, nutrition coaching, emotional support, outdoor adventures, a nurse navigator, massages and integrative treatments.

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