Here is a glimpse of the energy and enthusiasm
that was prevalent at this year’s event:
On Saturday February 9th2013
I gathered among an overwhelming crowd of four
hundred people to rally for a future without
breast cancer. Unfortunately we live in a world
in which far too many people have been afflicted
with, or are close to someone who has battled,
breast cancer. Although this is a devastating
reality, it was also a catalyst in unifying
hundreds of people to raise money and awareness
on the weekend.
Beginning at 9 am, the Scenic Caves Nordic
Centre was tickled pink as bus loads of
enthusiastic, tutu wearing snowshoers arrived
for the annual event. The enchanting landscape,
vivacious energy and warm sun molded together to
create the absolute perfect day to get outdoors
and make a difference.
If you would have asked me over a year ago what
I knew of breast cancer or how it affected me or
my family, I would have given you a blank stare.
That was until my aunt was diagnosed with breast
cancer. Just one difficult year later, Marg was
able to take the stage at this annual event to
share her story and to inspire many.
When I heard of the annual Romp to Stomp event
at Scenic Caves, I immediately thought of Marg
and rallied together a group to snowshoe in her
honour. Team Marg raised nearly $600 for breast
cancer research and snowshoed five kilometres of
beautiful trails. Together, four hundred
participants raised over $45,000! Every single
stomp in the powdery snow brings us closer to a
world without breast cancer as we continue to
generate awareness and necessary fundraising.