Lisa Conover, Verde PR
Wendy Miller, Tubbs Snowshoes
206-805-4800 x 2250
Seattle, Wash. (January 21, 2010) – This Saturday, January 23 the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series® will kick off at Mountain Creek Resort in New Jersey and celebrate an important milestone: raising more than ONE MILLION DOLLARS donated to the breast cancer cause since the Series inception in 2003.
“We won’t have the final tally until the last event in the Series is done in March,” explains Series Director, Wendy Miller, “but taking into consideration the donations we’ve received so far, we’re excited to announce that, since the Romp to Stomp started in 2003, we’ve donated more than a million dollars to support our beneficiaries, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation®.”
The Romp to Stomp donates 100% of participant fundraising and 100% of the event proceeds to the beneficiaries. Each event benefits the organizations at the local level—ensuring that most of the funds raised benefits the areas in which each Romp to Stomp event takes place.
“People come to the Romp to Stomp for all sorts of reasons,” says Miller. “It is incredible to see participants from all walks of life strap on a pair of snowshoes to support a cause that has impacted so many of us. When all the fundraising is added up at the end of each event, it is overwhelming to see what a powerful impact one group of snowshoers can make!”
The Romp to Stomp has engaged more than 16,000 people in the sport of snowshoeing by offering a fun, beginner and family-friendly way to stay active in the winter and support an important cause. Modeled after the highly successful Race for the Cure®, the Romp consists of a 3k or 5k snowshoe walk or a 3k snowshoe race at 6 locations in the USA or a 3k Snowshoe walk and 5k snowshoe race at 1 location in Canada. The gorgeous snowshoe courses, fun atmosphere, and FREE demo snowshoes from Tubbs helps to attract participants of all levels.
The event has grown every year and now is the largest snowshoe series in the world and includes the biggest single snowshoe event in North America (Frisco, Colorado).
For more information or to register for the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series®, visit www.tubbsromptostomp.com.
About Tubbs Snowshoes
Tubbs Snowshoes is a leading manufacturer of lightweight, versatile snowshoes for men, women and children with patented binding and crampon systems that simplify and enhance performance for backcountry exploration, day hiking, and trail walking. Founded in 1906, Tubbs Snowshoes is recognized as the sport's pioneer with a heritage of technological innovation, and market development initiatives that promote winter adventure, exercise and family fun, including Tubbs Romp to Stomp Series, Tubbs TrailNet, and Tubbs Winter Fit for Kids programs. Tubbs is a member of the K2 Sports family of world-leading wintersports and outdoor recreational brands. For more information about Tubbs’ product line, calendar of events, and great places to snowshoe, visit www.TubbsSnowshoes.com
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. For more information, please contact Susan G. Komen for the Cure at 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244 or visit www.komen.org .
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation®
As the leading national volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative breast cancer research; meaningful education and awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer. The Foundation has a central office and four regional offices – BC/Yukon, Prairies, Ontario, and Atlantic – each allocating funds for programs unique to regional needs and priorities.