Boyne Highlands Resort is hosting the fourth annual Boarding for Breast Cancer on Saturday, February 27, to raise money and awareness for the early detection of breast cancer, 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 at McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation.
Skiers and snowboarders visiting the slopes now through February 27 can show their support by donating one dollar or more to the cause and adding a pink ribbon to their lift ticket.
On Saturday, February 27, a breast cancer awareness information booth is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. where guests can learn about early detection and healthy lifestyles. Also from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Boyne Country Sports and Burton are joining forces to host equipment demos for a $5 donation with certified instructors providing the fundamentals of snowboarding.
At noon, bidding begins in the Day Lodge for a variety of auction items, including tickets and club passes for Michigan International Speedway, Maui Jim Sunglasses, $100 off a Skydive Harbor Springs experience, among many other items.
Skiers and snowboarders are invited to shred in the name of prevention with a Rail Jam at 2 p.m. Entry is a $10 donation and includes a pink bandana and the opportunity to sign a Tribute Board to honor a loved one affected by breast cancer.
Rock your pink for the Pink Party starting at 5 p.m. in the Zoo Bar with live music by The Remedee and pink-themed drinks. Access the party with a $5 donation.
Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation established in 1996. Their mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection, and the value of an active lifestyle.
Through 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.
Boyne Highlands Resort is a family-owned, four-season destination located in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Established in 1963, Boyne Highlands is the largest ski area in Michigan's Lower Peninsula with 435 skiable acres and also offers the highest vertical terrain. Resort attractions include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat tire snow biking, 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.
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