Hope found on the slopes

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Fifty-six participants took part in the Slopes for Hope Red 2014 event at Red Mountain Resort and collectively raised  $10,673 for the Canadian Cancer Society on the weekend. The event more then doubled its goal of $5,000.

“We are humbled by the united effort of everyone coming together and making a real difference in the fight for life,” read a press release from the society.

Top fundraisers include David Fricke who raised $1,047 and Steven Plaa who raised $650. And the top team “Powertrippers 1” raised $1,750 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Josh Burwash was the most vertical adult, skiing 49,677 vertical feet—21 runs on Motherlode. Andrew Cordingley was a close second, skiing 45,030 vertical feet while Steve Plaa took third place, skiing 41,458 vertical feet.

Our most vertical youth was Kevin Carmichael, a 14-year-old who skied an astounding 33,353 vertical feet—14 runs on Motherlode. There was tie for second, sisters Audry and Alesha Hall who skied 30,814 vertical feet.


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