Ski or snowboard to help fight cancer

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By Special to the Monitor

Skiers will soon have the opportunity to hit the slopes and raise funds for charity.
The K2 Women’s Weekend at Pajarito Mountain, to be held Feb. 4-6, is an event that provides financial assistance to men and women in New Mexico with breast or cervical cancer.
The event also encourages women skiers to improve their skills and explore their limits in snow sports and to make new friends with similar interests.
The event is not limited to skiers, however. Alpine, telemark and snowboardettes of all ability levels are welcome.
The 2011-2012 K2 line of women’s snow sport products will be available to participants as part of K2’s interest in promoting the event.
Last year was successful, with over 50 participants and $6,500 raised for the Anita Salas Memorial Fund. This year is spicier than ever with on-the-hill games, bump clinics, skiing, live music and a Sunday Superbowl party in the lodge for the whole family to enjoy. Space is limited so register early.
The Anita Salas Memorial Fund provides financial assistance for breast and cervical cancer services incurred by New Mexican women and men screened by the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program or part of special grants or projects approved by the Board. Funds will be raised through registration fees and a silent auction.
Those who cannot participate but still want to support this cause to make a tax-deductible donation payable to the Anita Salas Memorial Fund and send it to:
The Anita Salas
Memorial Fund
c/o Amy Bauer
620 Navajo Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544
To donate items for the silent auction or to become a sponsor, contact the event coordinator and the Southwest Region K2 Alliance Member Amy Bauer at albauer@umich.edu.
100 percent of donations stay in New Mexico; approximately 90 percent are used for direct breast and cervical cancer services.
For more information, contact event coordinator Amy Bauer atalbauer@umich.edu or 505-500-2661; Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long at 662-5725; or K2 Skis Representative Ross Welke at 505-269-3778.