Help support the Jimmy Fund at the annual Snow Challenge at Nashoba Valley

The 19th annual CSC Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge is scheduled to take place on Feb. 1 at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford. The challenge has raised more than a half-million dollars since it began 18 years ago.

The event includes team and individual ski and snowboard racing starting at 9 a.m., a barbecue lunch, and an après ski party and auction beginning at 3 p.m., where Dana-Farber patient Jack Whelan will be the patient speaker . Whelen, 66, is from Andover, and was diagnosed with Waldenström macroglobulinemia, a rare and incurable blood cancer, when he was 58.

The entry fee for a four-person race team is $240, $70 for individual racers. For more information visit; to pre-register call Lisa Rogier at 781-290-1758 or email

All proceeds from the event benefit cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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