Snowbird Ski Resort Hosts Benefit for Cancer Wellness House

By Bob Winter \ August 7 2009

With a rising skin cancer rate that is among the highest in the nation, building awareness for Utah’s fight against cancer is more important than ever. Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort will host the 13th annual Survivors at the Summit event this Saturday to benefit the Cancer Wellness House. The fundraising and awareness celebration is a day dedicated to recognizing the courage and determination of those affected by cancer.

The Survivors at the Summit celebration begins with a pancake breakfast on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck Saturday morning, followed by a Journeys hike or Tram ride to Hidden Peak. The 3.5-mile Journeys hike represents the challenges and personal summits faced in the fight against cancer. Upon reaching 11,000 feet, hikers will be met by a sea of yellow flags bearing names high atop Hidden Peak during the Celebration of Life ceremony.

The pancake breakfast is $4 per person and there will be giveaway with tickets for sale for $3 per ticket or five for $10. All proceeds go to the Cancer Wellness House. To access the pancake breakfast and Hidden Peak hike take Little Cottonwood Road to Snowbird Entry 2.

The Cancer Wellness House is a non-profit organization offering free programs, educational resources and wellness groups to anyone whose life has been affected by cancer. To register, purchase flags or find more information, contact the Cancer Wellness House at (801) 236-2294 or visit