SHAWNEE CANCER AWARENESS WEEKEND | Paint the Mountain Pink Day & Joe Reisle Memorial Ski Race

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Shawnee on Delaware, PA - Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in cooperation with the American Cancer Society and the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund are all working together to increase awareness of cancer prevention and to raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services.

full HopeForStrengthOn Saturday, all are welcome to Paint the Mountain Pink for breast cancer awareness. Guests, Skiers, Riders and Tubers are encouraged to dress in pink and participate in fun activities throughout the day. The first 200 lift ticket purchasers will receive a free pink headband, compliments of Shawnee Mountain. “Margaret” the Pink Fire Truck and the “Share the Love” Multi-Color Subaru will both be on display in the ski area courtyard. Local radio personality Gary Smith of the “Gary in the Morning” show will attend with a live remote, outdoor music and giveaways compliments of WABT Radio. And in conjunction with Pocono Health Systems, the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund is running a benefit raffle and prize winners will be drawn at 5 p.m. Prizes include a 2014/15 Shawnee Mountain Season Pass, a two-night stay at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, and a FLOW snowboard with bindings. Winners need not be present to claim prizes. For raffle tickets (available in advance or onsite) and additional raffle information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (570) 977-0872

On Sunday, skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the Joe Reisle Memorial Ski Race Against Cancer. This annual race has been newly named in the honor Joe Reisle a longtime and beloved Shawnee Ski School Supervisor who passed away in February of 2012. Using the NASTAR format, the intermediate-level course is set on the Upper Tomahawk Trail. The cost is $7 for two runs or $13 for five runs. A valid lift ticket is required for participation. All race proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Non-skiers can contribute to the Ski Race Against Cancer by purchasing "In Honor Of" or "In Memory Of" donation cards at Guest Services or the Ski School Desk.

Spectators are welcome all weekend in the base area however a lift ticket is required to go on the snow. For more information you can contact Shawnee Mountain at 570-421-7231 ext. 254 or go to www.shawneemt.com

Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 off Interstate 80. General information call 570-421-7231. For lodging information, call 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (Visitors Bureau). Or visit Shawnee Mountain on-line at www.shawneemt.com.

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