2017 Ski to Defeat ALS - Rocky Mountain
Jacqui's Army at the 2015 event!
Jacqui's Army at the 2015 event!

Jacqui's Army

Thanks for visiting our team page! Together we're skiing to make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure.

As many of you know, my Mom was diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in October of 2013. I've seen first hand the impact that this disease has on those diagnosed, as well as the families and friends of those battling. To say it is life changing, is woefully understated. This disease changes everything about life and how you view it. I've also seen the incredible impact that the support of the ALS Association, and the dozens of other services, has to selflessly aide in the fight against ALS. Caregivers, nurses, doctors, therapists, friends, and even complete strangers, make such a difference every single day and without the support of fundraisers and awareness campaigns, this help would be even harder to find.

As many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time and although physicians have limited choices for treating ALS, the most significant options that do exist have come into use within the last 10 years. This is a direct result of the awareness and funding accelerated by people just like you! Advances in technology and the genetic revolution are aiding researchers in unlocking the ALS mystery. As more scientists focus on this perplexing disease, the outlook for new understanding brightens each day.

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Association host an annual “Ski to Defeat ALS” event at Eldora Mountain Resort to help raise awareness and funding for research. I am putting together a team and am hoping you can join me in a day of skiing, lunch, great times, and fundraising. The event takes place on Sunday, March 6th, and offers participants an opportunity to challenge themselves, make a difference in the ALS community, and experience some of the most beautiful slopes in Colorado. There will be Fantastic Prizes for the winners. To date, this event has raised over $55,000 for this fight to end ALS!

This year, it would be incredible to have our team joined by you and your friends, to help us raise more donations and more awareness as we battle on. Registration is $60 and includes a Ski Pass, Snacks, Lunch and Soft Drinks, and an opportunity to participate in an incredible silent auction with items such as 4 suite tickets to a Denver Nuggets game, ski jackets, ski and snowboard lessons, Colorado craft beers, and more!

IF OUR TEAM REACHES OUR GOAL IN FUNDRAISING, I WILL ONCE AGAIN BE TAKING THE "ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE" AT ELDORA MOUNTAIN!!

 

While you're here, why don't you join our team or make a donation?

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Make a donation
Select one of our fantastic participants below. Click their name to donate on their behalf. All the money donated from this page will support our team's overall goal.

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