SEATTLE, Wash. (May 28, 2013) – Tubbs Snowshoes, a global leader in snowshoes and snowshoe outreach, wraps up a successful 11th Romp to Stomp season by surpassing fundraising goals to support Susan G. Komen® and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation™. This winter, nearly 6,000 participants, including 355 breast cancer survivors, joined in an array of snow-filled activities to raise $369,203.
The Romp to Stomp encourages all ages to stay active during the winter with an adult snowshoe race and the Lil Romper Dash, for children 12-years-old and under. The 3k or 5k snowshoe walk and the 3k snowshoe race still remain at the event’s core while new warm-up festivities were introduced, such as yoga and zumba. Participants revved up the energy once more this year by donning festive pink boas and tutus.
“Not only do we celebrate an increase in fundraising efforts this season, but we are also proud of the overwhelming sense of community participants foster with one another,” said Stephanie Yankeh, events manager, Tubbs Romp to Stomp. “Over a quarter of this season’s participants tried snowshoeing for the first time, as snowshoeing is so accessible for all ages and abilities.”
Since its start in 2003, Tubbs Romp to Stomp has raised more than $2.5 million for breast cancer awareness, education and research. Due to the support of Romp to Stomp sponsors, partners, participants and donors, the snowshoe community has continued to grow and more funds have been raised to help find the cures for breast cancer.
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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 out Breast Cancer 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®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Suzy, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen® works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world by investing more than $750 million in breast cancer research and $1.5 billion in community outreach programs over the past 30 years; providing funding to help low-income and uninsured women get screened and get treatment; advocating for cancer research and outreach programs; and working globally in more than 30 countries. Visit komen.org. Connect with Komen on Facebook and Twitter.
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. Visit cbcf.org.