Monday, January 25, 2010
Get Up There ~ Go TEAM GASCOIGNE!
Get Up There is a public awareness movement, fundraiser, and fun event to raise the awareness in Nova Scotia about Colorectal Cancer. The mission is to raise the awareness for the prevention and reduce the stigma associated with the colorectal screening.
The Big Event
Beginning on the afternoon of January 29th, skiiers will spend 24 hours (or some part of it) skiing, hiking, or snowshoeing up to the top of Ski Wentworth. After warming up in the hut, they will ski back down. The goal is for the group to complete 350 trips up and down in 24 hours.
Who and How
The Big Event will be open to everyone interested in raising awareness and money for Colorectal Cancer research. Form your own team or join one of the existing teams on the website. Bob Gascoigne was a long time skier at Wentworth who died in September 2008 after his short fight woth colon cancer. Bob was an avid mountain enthusiast who last skied in February 2008 at Wentworth .
I will be participating in a team led by Bob's youngest son and our close friend, Adam Gascoigne. Please donate via PayPal.