Boarding For Breast Cancer Foundation (B4BC), the leading nonprofit, youth-focused breast cancer awareness group, today announced a record number of Board-A-Thon events for 2005. The foundation will receive support from top mountain resorts throughout the United States that have donated their facilities and community resources to assist in B4BC's fundraising and education efforts.
Founded by professional snowboarders Tina Basich and Shannon Dunn in 1996, Boarding For Breast Cancer utilizes a mobile educational facility to teach young women the importance of early breast cancer detection and the value of a healthy lifestyle. In addition to organizing the annual winter Board-A-Thons, B4BC organizers and volunteers can also be found at top action sports competitions and youth-oriented music festivals throughout the year, such as the Winter X Games, US Open of Snowboarding and the Sundance Film Festival.
The 2005 Board-A-Thons will include a diverse list of activities that are unique to each resort, and each event will include a B4BC educational area, snowboarding competitions, Op Girls Learn To Ride clinics, autograph signings with top pro athletes, a sponsor village, nighttime festivities and musical acts at select locations. In addition to the on-site activities, this year's Board-A-Thons will also promote an online fundraising drive through B4BC sponsor Active.com, where participants can raise money for the Foundation and win incredible prizes donated by event sponsors.
The 2005 event schedule, which includes both new and returning host resorts, is as follows:
February 5-6 – Copper Mountain, Colo.
February 12 – Liberty Mountain Resort, Pa.
February 19 – Mountain Creek, N.J.
February 26 – Crystal Mountain, Mich.
March 4-6 – Bristol Mountain, N.Y.
March 5 – Mountain High Resort, Calif.
March 10-13 – Killington, Vt.
March 19-20 – Northstar-at-Tahoe, Calif.
March 26 – Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Ore.