Friends of CAIC Launches $150,000 Fundraising Campaign to Expand Avalanche Forecasting and Education in Colorado

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Friends of CAIC Launches $150,000 Fundraising Campaign

Denver, CO -- (March 5, 2014) --The Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center have launched a $150,000 fundraising campaign in an effort to expand avalanche forecasting and education throughout the State of Colorado. 

“With backcountry accidents on the rise it is imperative that our forecast center continues to provide accurate and timely avalanche forecasts. Our avalanche center does an amazing job with what they have, but with everyone’s involvement we can help them expand,” said Aaron Carlson, Executive Director, Friends of CAIC.

“More forecaster time in the field means more local field data which in turn means better forecasts for the backcountry users. The expanded resources also means more education opportunities in schools throughout Colorado,” said Ethan Greene, Director, Colorado Avalanche Information Center. 

The fundraising campaign will run until April 30, 2014 and Friends of CAIC will be offering prizes, challenges, and incentives, to anyone who donates $25 or more. Donations can be made and progress can be tracked here: http://www.crowdrise.com/StayInformedStayAlive

The State of Colorado is very supportive of the CAIC, but to provide the best backcountry forecasts and education possible we need and are asking the users to get involved and support the avalanche center. This public-private partnership is the best way we can expand the CAIC's backcountry forecast program and avalanche education throughout the State of Colorado.

“This is your avalanche center and we are asking users to donate today to help expand the forecast operations. I want each user to have the best information they can at their fingertips before heading into the backcountry. The avalanche forecast is a great tool and I hope people invest in it,” said Carlson. 

For more details on the fundraising campaign, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/StayInformedStayAlive

For more information please contact: Aaron Carlson at aaron@friendsofcaic.org or 303.519.1717

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