Our week-long educational outreach at the Burton US Open of Snowboarding last week was one for the books. The sunny week started off with a snowstorm that made for great recreational riding conditions all week long, and the contest showed some incredible progression from the females. We loved cheering on Team B4BC riders Elena Hight and Jamie Anderson, who took home the gold in women’s slopestyle!
On the first night, we held the Vail premiere of B4BC’s Chasing Sunshine with Megan Pischke at Bol Vail, which follows Megan’s year-long battle with stage 3 breast cancer and ultimate recovery. A group of Burton representatives came out to for the premiere, and other notable attendees were Trista and Ryan Sutter of Bachelorette fame.
The rest of the week we were out in the Burton US Open sponsor village educating thousands of passerby’s coming through on how to perform a breast self-exam, what a cancerous lump feels like, and the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention.
We had a blast at the Burton Girls Ride Day, where Burton Girls hosted a day to unite all the shredding ladies, complete with free breakfast, photo booth, hops laps on the slopes and apres. The week closed out with some incredible shows by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and GirlTalk, with energy and excitement running high.
All in all, we had an incredible week of educating young people on the slopes about breast cancer prevention and early detection. A huge thanks to Burton Snowboards and Burton Girls for letting us be a part of such a positive, incredible event for the 12th year, the Denver School of Nursing for all of the amazing booth volunteers, and to Bol Vail for hosting the Chasing Sunshine premiere.
Be sure to keep up with our traveling education booth on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @B4BC to see where we will be next!