SEATTLE, WASH. (July 12, 2012) – With its tenth season of Romp to Stomp events all wrapped up, the Tubbs Snowshoes is proud to announce that its Romp to Stomp® Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series raised over $400,000 for its beneficiaries, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation®. In spite of low winter snowfall across much of North American, snowshoers came out in droves to support the events, which attracted more than 6,900 participants of all ages across its nine event locations.
The Romp to Stomp is the largest snowshoe series in North America and continues to grow each year with event sites across the United States and Canada, including locations in British Columbia, Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ontario, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington. Since the Tubbs Romp to Stomp began in 2003, the Series has raised more than $2.2 million to help fund life-saving community outreach programs and fuel global breast cancer research.
“The Romp is a fun, unique way to bring awareness and support to breast cancer research and Susan G. Komen for the Cure,” said first-time Romp to Stomp participant Erica Youngberg. “The Romp was my first time showshoeing and I really enjoyed it. Now, I have something new to enjoy during the winter.”
Rompers of all ages and abilities, from the first-time showshoer to the weekend snowshoe warrior, enjoyed the opportunity to try out Tubbs demo snowshoes on the groomed 3k or 5k snowshoe courses, join in the Lil Romper Dash for Rompers age 12 and under, pick up goody bags, and earn prizes for top-performing racers and fundraisers. Event locations and dates for the 2013 Romp to Stomp Series will be announced this summer.
For more information on the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series, visit www.tubbstromptostomp.com.
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About Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Seriesâ€¨
Since 2003, Tubbs has partnered with the local Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation 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 snowshoe series in the world, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp continues to grow every year, attracting participants of all levels with free Tubbs demos, great 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.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries. Visit komen.org. Connect with Komen on Facebook and Twitter.
About The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation®
TheCanadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Investments in vital research, education and health promotion programs have led progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Addressing the needs of Canadians from coast to coast, The Foundation is committed to the vision of creating a future without breast cancer and together we can achieve it. For more information visit www.cbcf.org .
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.