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The Little Sister of the Race for the Cure
by Joan Davids, chairperson for the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer in Frisco, CO

‘At the age of 31 you’re too young to have breast cancer’. That’s what the doctors told Teresa, but it was breast cancer. Though found early, it was aggressive and she had to go through some nasty chemo. and radiation for almost a year of her young life. More than 10 years later, Teresa now says that having cancer definitely changes your perspective on a lot of things; you learn to appreciate the small things in life.

You can help eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by participating in and fundraising for the Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer.

The Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe event is coming to Colorado at the Frisco Nordic Center, Saturday March 6th.This wonderful event helps to raise awareness for breast cancer and money for the Denver Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The Romp to Stomp includes a 3K snowshoe race at 9:00am and a 3 or 5K snowshoe walk at 9:30am. Race participants will compete for first place trophies in five categories; men’s, women’s, masters men’s and women’s and breast cancer survivor. Tubbs snowshoes will provide limited quantities of free demo snowshoes for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

Other activities for the day include a free pancake breakfast sponsored by Wells Fargo, entertainment by Nancy Cook, sponsor displays, a huge raffle, survivor tribute and a lot of good fun. All participants receive a goody bag and a sweepstakes ticket. Form a team of more than ten friends and co-workers to enjoy the day with you! There are team prizes for the teams raising the most money and the team with the best costume.

All participants who collect pre-event pledges will receive additional tickets to be entered into drawings for tons of great outdoor gear. The more money you raise, the more sweepstakes tickets you will receive. One grand prize package will be given out to the participant who raises the most in pre-event pledges, no matter if you are on a team or not.

New for this year! Fundraising is easier than ever with our new online system. Check it out and start to fundraise today! All breast cancer survivors and anyone raising $250 or more will have access to our warming tent.

An optional long-sleeve Romp to Stomp ‘technical’ T-shirt is available this year. It can be purchased when you register for the event. The proceeds from the sales go to Komen for the Cure.

Tubbs and the Town of Frisco are committed to making this year’s event better by scheduling priority check-ins so participants can avoid Romp-day lines and by capping registration numbers to respect the impact on our trails, the safety of participants, and to insure a positive experience to help fight breast cancer.

Priority Check-in and pre-registration will be held on Saturday, February 27th at the following locations: Wells Fargo locations in Summit County 9am- noon
Columbia Store at the Silverthorne Outlets 10am – 2pm
Denver REI Store Noon- 4pm

On Friday, March 5th, we’ll have the final priority check-in at the Holiday Inn in Frisco, from 6pm-8pm.

Event registration for both individuals and teams is available online or via the mail for $25 a person before February 1, 2009, $35 after, and $40 day-of (if it hasnapostrophet sold out!). For more information, to register and fundraise online go to

Can’t make the date? Snowed-in? Whatever the reason, if you can’t make it to the Romp, you can still participate. Just register for ‘Snowed in for the Cause’. You’ll be supporting a great cause and still feel like you’re part of the action. Snowed in for the Cause registrants will receive a Romp to Stomp goody bag while supplies last!

Register today for this fun event for a worthwhile cause!

Photo Credit: Kay Beaton

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the nation’s largest private provider of funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs. It is a foundation borne out the poignant request of one dying sister to another and a foundation committed to eradicating the horrible disease. Its’ mission—the cure and control of breast cancer—is an important one to all women, family and friends.