DENVER, CO -- March 25, 2014 -- For all the white snow laid down in the mountains on Saturday, March 1, pink was the color of the day. Participants in the 12th annual Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series braved the various road closures to snowshoe in all their pink glory and raised more than $65,500 so far this year to help stomp out breast cancer.
The event has now raised more than $1 million for the Colorado Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®. More than 1,900 people participated, including 134 breast cancer survivors that were honored during the closing ceremonies. Since the Series inception in 2003 the Tubbs Romp to Stomp has raised over $2.8 million dollars in North America for Susan G. Komen® and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation™.
“Everyone had the usual smiles on their faces and had a fun time,” said Joan Davids, volunteer event coordinator. “I’m thrilled with the number of people who made it to the event given the weather and road conditions and am especially thrilled with surpassing our goal of $1 million!”
Donations will be accepted until the end of the month. To make a donation, go to http://tubbsromptostomp.com/co.
About Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series®
Since 2003, Tubbs Snowshoes has partnered with the local Affiliates of Susan G. Komen® for the Cure® and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (since 2008) to present the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series®. The series seeks to introduce people of all ages to the social and health benefits of snowshoeing while raising funds for breast cancer awareness, education and research. The largest, fundraising snowshoe series in the world, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp™ continues to attract participants of all ages and abilities with free use of Tubbs Snowshoes, beautiful snowshoe trails and a fun atmosphere. Visit www.TubbsRompToStomp.com to find events and learn how you can help stomp out breast cancer one snowshoe step at a time.
NOTE: As a National Partner of Susan G Komen®, Tubbs Snowshoes will donate 100% of the donations of each U.S. Romp to Stomp event; and all event proceeds, less event costs and expenses, to Susan G. Komen® and its participating Affiliates in three U.S. markets, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $60,000. As a National Partner of Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation™, Tubbs Snowshoes will donate 100% of the donations of the Ontario Romp to Stomp Event; and all event proceeds, less event costs and expenses, to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
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, trail walking, fitness and kids. 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 the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Snowshoe Series®. Visit www.tubbssnowshoes.com to learn more and to browse snowshoes from the global leader in snowshoeing.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided more than $1.6 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/susangkomen and Twitter @SusanGKomen.
About 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.