Slopes For Hope recently kicked off at Whitewater. On hand for the start was

Slopes For Hope recently kicked off at Whitewater. On hand for the start was

Slopes For Hope launched

A ski-a-thon fundraiser is planned for March 7 as participants attempt to ski the elevation equivalent of Mt. Everest in one day.

Slopes For Hope recently launched its fundraising ski-a-thon at Whitewater Ski Resort. The family friendly “Everest-style” ski-a-thon was designed by local residents in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

The event takes place on Saturday, March 7, at the resort, where individuals and teams attempt to ski the vertical height of Mt. Everest (29,029 feet) in one day. All participants raising $100 will be able to purchase half price lift tickets. There will be activities throughout the day and many prizes.

The number of new cancer cases and deaths continues to rise in Canada as our population grows and ages. Help the Canadian Cancer Society fight back, go to slopesforhope.ca and to register your team.