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 www.jimmyfund.org/snow; to pre-register call Lisa Rogier at 781-290-1758 or email email@example.com.
All proceeds from the event benefit cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
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