The first annual Hope on the Slopes event hosted by Peek’n Peak and the American Cancer Society draws a large crowd Saturday. With ski and snowboard competitions and a chicken wing cook-off featuring local resturaunts, there’s something for everyone at this event. The money raised will benefit the American Cancer Society and the work they do with those dealing with cancer.
“We don’t do many events in winter,” says Michelle Ducharme, Senior Development Manager for the American Cancer Society in Erie. She adds, “We actually had a volunteer that came to us with the idea. They had seen it at cancer.org website being done in other oarts of the country and said, ‘Can we bring this to this area?’ So here we are.”
With the event being such a success, bringing people from throughout the tri-state area, it’s sure to return for years to come.