The Town of Frisco and the Frisco Nordic Center will support the Susan G. Komen Snowshoe for the Cure™ in a mixed format this year by offering each registered participant one complimentary single-day trail pass to use over the duration of the event. The annual event, presented by Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, typically brings over 1,000 pink boa and tutu-clad snowshoers of all ages, and from around the country, to the Frisco Nordic Center’s snowshoe trails in an effort to raise money to help end the world’s most-frequently diagnosed cancer. This unique event enables individuals to connect their philanthropic spirit with their love for experiencing the outdoors.
Registration has opened for 2021 in partnership with High Altitude Special Events with two virtual options that can take place anywhere the participants choose to accommodate for the unique situation this year.
Snowshoe for the Cure™: Participants can complete either a 2k, 5k or 7k goal to snowshoe or participate in a fitness activity of their choice between February 27 and March 20, 2021. Participants can choose to “snowshoe in place” or at the Frisco Nordic Center, where the Nordic Center is offering registered participants one complimentary snowshoe trail pass for either the Chickadee(2k) or Snowshoe Hare(5k) trails to use within those dates. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag, #SnowShoeWhereYouAre on their social media.
SFTC Blizzard Challenge: This new event offers participants the goal to snowshoe 25 miles between February 27, and March 20, 2021, on their own time, and wherever they are. Special results categories will be available for those who want to log miles with other activities including running, walking, cycling, and cross country skiing.
Participants can connect with other Susan G. Komen supporters through an interactive app included in registration, where they can share photos, challenge other teams in performance, track their progress, and honor Survivors.
While Snowshoe for the Cure is a fun occasion, the impetus behind the event is serious. “Money raised from Snowshoe helps support breast cancer patients. Through a broad suite of direct services, including Komen’s free Helpline and Treatment Assistance Program, you are helping us stand alongside patients when they need it most,”says Jill Fricker, State Executive Director for the Colorado market of Susan G. Komen.
Susan G. Komen’s mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. The foundation states that Komen is the only organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.
Snowshoe for the Cure, originally named Tubbs Romp to Stomp, was first started in 2005 by a longtime Summit County local, Joan Davids. Davids, who battled breast cancer, made a promise that if she survived, she would raise $1 Million for the Komen foundation, a goal that was accomplished after 11 years of holding the event.
“The Town of Frisco has played a role in raising over 1 million dollars through this event. But so much more needs to happen to cure this disease. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer in one way or another, so the whole community has a stake in this,” stated Nora Gilbertson, Town of Frisco Events Manager.
Registration is open online at KomenColorado.org. The entry fee is $40 for all three Snowshoe for the Cure distances, and $55 for the 25-mile Blizzard Challenge. Registration for the event will include a moisture-wicking neck gaiter, knit cap, participant bib, and exclusive finisher medal.