Annual Mary's Firemen for a Cure Ski Race
Maryís Fireman for a Cure is pleased to announce Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton, Maine will again host the organizationís annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser on March 2, 2013. Over the past ten years, Maryís Firemen has raised nearly $100,000 for the Maine affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Aimed at raising awareness for breast cancer and donations for the Maine affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, this ski event features races between fire departments from all over northern New England. During the race, teams of five firefighters race down a slalom course in full turnout gear while carrying a 50ft length of hose. The more money a team raises, the more time comes off the clock. For instance, if a team raises $1000, ten seconds will be deducted from their final race time. The team with the best time overall time wins bragging rights and a trophy.Registration for the event will begin at 8:30am on March 2, 2013, with the race beginning at 10:00am. The entry fee is $125 per team which includes five lift tickets at Shawnee Peak for the day of the race and a chili lunch. Competitors may also rents skis for only $15. $25 lift tickets and $15 rentals are also available for family members of competitors. There is no limit to the number of teams a fire department may enter. There will also be raffles, prizes, and more! All proceeds benefit the Maine affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. To register a team or learn more about this event please email MarysFiremenforaCure@yahoo.com or visit the organizationís Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MarysFiremanforaCure where donations are also accepted.
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