Whitewater Ski Resort will be hosting the Canadian Cancer Society's Slopes for Hopes on March 9.

Whitewater Ski Resort will be hosting the Canadian Cancer Society's Slopes for Hopes on March 9.

Nelson residents asked to ski Everest

The Canadian Cancer Society is once again teaming up with Whitewater Ski Resort to take the fight against cancer to the slopes.

The Canadian Cancer Society is once again teaming up with Whitewater Ski Resort to take the fight against cancer to the slopes.

The second annual Slopes for Hope event will take place at Whitewater Ski Resort on March 9. Slopes for Hope is an “Everest-style” ski-a-thon in which participants attempt to ski the vertical of Mount Everest in one day at Whitewater Ski Resort. Participants can sign up as individuals for a personal challenge, or in teams (of up to four people) and split the distance between team members. Throughout the day there will also be activities and entertainment and a wrap-up prize ceremony at the end of the day.

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, 30 to 35 per cent of cancers can be prevented by being active, eating well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Participants are asked to fundraise prior to the event and thanks to the generosity of Whitewater Ski Resort, all participants who raise $100 or more will be entitled to a half price lift ticket for the day of the event. Funds raised through the event will help the Canadian Cancer Society fund excellence in cancer research, cancer prevention initiatives, and support services such as wig banks, lodges near treatment centres, Cancer Information Service, and Camp Goodtimes for children with cancer and their families.

To register go to slopesforhope.ca. For more information or if you would like to volunteer for the event, call Tara at 250-364-0403.