Vertical Cure is an event developed to create awareness of Scleroderma as well as raise money to fund research for the rare tissue disease.
Each participant is challenged to collect pledges based on the vertical feet they ski during the event. To calculate the descents, Suunto altimeter watches are provided to everyone participating.
This event is an excellent opportunity to raise money for
research to find the cause and cure of scleroderma.
It helps our chapter provide the necessary support resources and free educational forums for patients and families.
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Be a part of our fun event and help us get one step closer to finding a cure for scleroderma.
Our donation goal is $500 per participant. We will also be awarding prizes for those of you that secure the largest donations. There are a couple of donation options:
1) Ski-A-Thon Donation Rate
Secure a donation based on the amount of vertical feet you ski during the day. Upon check-in, each participant will be provided with a Suunto Altimeter watch which calculates your vertical ascent and descent. Suggestion: $1 per 1,000 vertical feet. The average skier will ski 15,000 – 20,000 feet in one day. As reference, each lift is equivalent to about 1,000 feet.
2) Flat Donation Fee
You can secure a standard donation fee. Most people will donate $25 - $50
To make your fundraising easier, we have an online arrangement that can be set up on this website. Or, checks can be written to the Scleroderma Foundation. All proceeds are applied to the Scleroderma Foundation.
Limited discounted Lodging is available at the Mammoth Mountain Inn for our event. Please call 1-800-MAMMOTH and reference Vertical Cure. To learn more about the Mammoth Mountain Inn, please click here.