People walk, run, and even shave their heads to benefit cancer care. Here in Vail, we ski! Pink Vail™ is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. 100% of the proceeds stay local, benefiting patient care and survivorship programs at Shaw Regional Cancer Center - a boutique cancer center serving residents of Colorado and around the country.
Register solo or form a team on the website and ask friends and family to support your fundraising efforts. Personalize your fundraising page—why are you getting involved, what is your connection to the cause? The sad truth is that everyone has been touched by cancer—Pink Vail gives us a chance to support local men and women fighting the disease, celebrate survivors, and commemorate those who have lost their battle with cancer.
If you don’t want to fundraise, we hope you’ll consider making a donation to an individual, team or the event in general.
You can also volunteer! Nearly 200 volunteers are needed to host this incredible event.
In 2012, the inaugural year of Pink Vail, funds raised exceeded the initial goal by 60%. Feedback was wildly positive, and all funds directly benefited Shaw Regional Cancer Center’s Spirit of Survival program, which includes free fitness classes, nutrition coaching, and emotional support for Shaw’s cancer patients and survivors.
In 2013, participation and funds raised nearly doubled, and in 2014, Pink Vail numbers hit an all-time high - thanks to 1,625 participants, 112 teams, 3,855 donors, and 260 volunteers, over $415,000 were raised. In only three years, Pink Vail has raised nearly $1 million for patients with all types of cancer at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.
Why pink? Pink Vail was started as a fundraising event to support breast cancer, specifically, and has grown and expanded to help ALL patients and survivors at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.
Vail is a destination for visitors from around the world. With over 5,000 skiable acres, Vail is the largest ski resort in the United States. Home of Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn and the Burton US Open, Vail consistently rates as North America’s top ski resort, attracting over 1 million skiers per season. April is a great time to be in Vail, and with discounted lodging for Pink Vail, great deals abound, and Shaw Regional Cancer Center benefits!
Shaw Regional Cancer Center is an outpatient department of Vail Valley Medical Center and supported by Vail Health Services Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Contributions are tax deductible as allowable by law, tax ID #74-2505662.
Vail Mountain facilities, operated by Vail Associates, Inc., are located within the White River National Forest and are under permit from the Forest Service, U.S.D.A.