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Weekly High-Five Report: Hope on the Slopes


“Hope on the Slopes” is a ski and snowboarding event benefiting the American Cancer Society. This past weekend at Crystal Mountain participants and donors raised over $55,000.00 to fight cancer. I had the honor of participating in HOTS this year and felt the great vibes from survivors, loved ones and volunteers. I was honored to be a part of it.

Participants worked in teams and alone to raise funds and ski vertical. Prizes were awarded for most money raised, most vertical, and best costume to name a few.

If I get buried in an avalanche, I want Newman Baugher and his human, Lynn, to come looking for me

The day was packed with activities, including an Avalanche Dog Demonstration. Newman Baugher, a certified Avalanche Rescue Dog at Crystal Mountain, showed the crowd how he finds victims buried in the snow. Even working into the wind, Newman found his buried query in record time. This is a dog that LOVES to search.

Also, thanks to Warm 106.9 for all your support and especially to Jonathan West for emceeing the awards banquet.

Here’s a big high-five to all those that made this event happen this year. Bravo HOTS participants. Let’s kick some cancer butt.

Weekly High Five Report: Cycle the WAVE–Making a Difference in Domestic Violence


This week’s high-five report goes out to the Cycle the WAVE Team (Women Against Violence Everywhere) for the awesome fund raising and empowering spirit the Cycle the WAVE Team and the Lakemont Ladies Cycling Club have brought to women and young ladies who have experienced violence and abuse.

Cycle the WAVE, held Sunday September 18th, is a non-competitive, women’s cycling experience created as a venue for women of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie and increase awareness, inspire fitness, instill hope and help support domestic violence programs. Women are able to ride a variety of lengths to support three different Washington state area domestic violence programs.

The event was created by women passionate about cycling, friendship, fitness, and the desire to “brake the cycle” of domestic violence and make a difference in their community. Read the rest of this entry