Slide show benefits breast cancer fund |

Slide show benefits breast cancer fund

SUMMIT COUNTY – Be among the first to see the professional freeskier Alison Gannett’s slide show “Betties in Bhutan” which documents the first-ever ski expedition in Bhutan. Her trip was recently featured in Skiing Magazine.

Gannett, of Crested Butte, was one of four women who trekked the mountains of Bhutan, a small country nestled between Tibet and India. This is her first slide show about their adventures.

The event and accompanying silent auction – hosted by Babes in the Backcountry – will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund. More than 110 items will be available in the silent auction, including Karhu skis, lodging packages, season ski passes, a three-day pass at Jackson Hole, massage, acupuncture, goggles, glasses, lift tickets, restaurant gift certificates and a season ski tune pass at Lone Star Sports.

This summer, Leslie Ross, director of Babes in the Backcountry and one of Gannett’s fellow freeskiers, will guide Climb Against the Odds on Mount Shasta in California – an annual climbing expedition for breast cancer survivors and women whose lives have been affected dramatically by the disease.

Each climber must raise at least $10,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund, and today’s benefit is only the beginning of Ross’ fundraising efforts.

Tickets for the event are $10 and include one raffle and one drink ticket. Tickets are limited and may be purchased in advance at Mountain Outfitters in Breckenridge and Wilderness Sports in Frisco or Silverthorne. Drink tickets are $2 each.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund, a nonprofit organization that works to inform the public about breast cancer and prompt people to action, while also working to prevent the disease.

Lu Snyder can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or

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