HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. - Boyne Highlands Resort is hosting the first annual Boarding For Breast Cancer on Saturday, March 2. The event is a fundraising opportunity to support breast cancer awareness and detection programs while also encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle. Proceeds from the event benefit two non-profit organizations - Boarding For Breast Cancer and the Kathleen Jontz Breast Health Fund administered by the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation.
Event activities include ski demos, a tribute ride, silent and Chinese auctions and an awards reception. The ski demo is hosted by Boyne Country Sports and takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost to demo gear is a $5 donation, which benefits the event. At noon, the fundraising auctions open for bidding on the second floor of the Day Lodge at Boyne Highlands. The auctions feature many items donated by local businesses and Boyne Highlands Resort. At 1 p.m., a special tribute ride begins on the trail Valley View. To ski or snowboard in the ride is a $10 donation and includes a pink bandana and the opportunity to sign the Tribute Board. Registration for the ride is from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. near the fort at the start of the trail. An awards reception takes place at 4 p.m. in the Zoo Bar and includes a 50/50 raffle, giveaways, and presentation for the top fundraisers and auction winners.
Throughout the event, personnel from McLaren Northern Michigan stand ready to answer questions and provide information about cancer awareness in a booth located near the Day Lodge.
Fundraising at Boyne Highlands is underway now with B4BC jelly wristbands and tee shirts for sale, and the option to donate an extra dollar when purchasing a lift ticket. Those wanting to get even more involved can set-up their own Boarding For Breast Cancer Stay Classy fundraising page and invite friends and family to support the cause. The top three B4BC fundraisers win special prizes.
Boarding For Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation. Their mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle. For more information, visit www.b4bc.org.
Through the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, the Kathleen Jontz Breast Health Fund provides mammograms to women ages 40 - 64 years old that have no insurance or are underinsured and supports breast health educational programs in our community.
For more information about the Boarding for Breast Cancer event at Boyne Highlands Resort, please visit BOYNE.com or call 800.GO.BOYNE (462-6963).
Boyne Highlands Resort is a family-owned, four-season resort destination established in 1963 and located in Harbor Springs, Michigan. With 435 skiable acres, Boyne Highlands is Michigan's largest ski area and also offers Lower Michigan's highest vertical terrain. Resort attractions include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, tubing, Zipline Adventures, 81 holes of golf, spa, lift-serviced mountain biking and Bike Park, kids programs, lodging, meeting and wedding facilities and real estate. Boyne Highlands has been recognized by the readers of OnTheSnow.com as Midwest's Favorite Downhill Terrain, named the Best Ski Resort in Michigan by The Oakland Press and offers Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play. Boyne Highlands is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Learn earn more at BOYNE.com and http://www.facebook.com/boynehighlands.