Seattle, Wash. â€“ Nikwax N.A. is a proud sponsor of the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe SeriesÂ®. Romp to Stomp is a series of five, nationwide snowshoe events, benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the CureÂ®. Nikwax is an in-kind sponsor, with free samples in participants' welcome bags.
The Tubbs Romp to Stomp event is modeled after, and is the winter complement to, the successful Race for the CureÂ® run/walk events in summer. Since 2003, over 18,000 people have donned snowshoes and raised nearly $1.2 million for Susan G. Komen for the CureÂ®.
â€œOn a very personal level, there are many of us at Nikwax whose loved ones have been impacted by breast cancer. We support the fight for the cure,â€ said Chas Fisher, president of Nikwax N.A. â€œOn a company level, we make waterproofing products for home use, so it is paramount that we take every precaution with the safety of our ingredients. Many waterproofers contain perfluoroctyl (PFO) fluorocarbons, which can degrade into PFOA, an EPA-listed carcinogen. Nikwax products are 100-percent water-based. We do not use PFOs, and we take an uncompromising stance against the use of PFOs in the home environment, for the safety of the people using our product.â€
The Romp to Stomp events began in late January in New Jersey, Vermont and Utah. Upcoming events will be held at Snoqualmie, Wash. (Jan. 20, 2010), Mt. Hood, Ore. (Feb. 27, 2010), and Frisco, Colo. (March 6, 2010). For more information, to participate, or to donate, please visit: www.tubbsromptostomp.com.
Nikwax was founded in 1977 and is the global leader in environmentally safe aftercare and waterproofing solutions that extend the life and performance of technical footwear, apparel and equipment. Nikwax uses formulations that deliver maximum effectiveness while minimizing environmental impacts and promoting sustainability. Nikwax products contain neither propellant gases nor volatile organic chemicals. They are all fluorochemical-free, derived from nature-based ingredients, are not tested on animals, and are biodegradable.
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 CureÂ®
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.
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