24 Hours of Skiing and Riding at King Pine Ski Area on March 16-17, 2018
All funds raised with this year’s event will benefit Freedom, New Hampshire’s Jacques Villeneuve, a 9-year-old boy who was born missing the main wiring between the left and right hemispheres of his brain (Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum), plus other white matter. He has also been diagnosed with Diplegic Spastic Cerebral Palsy, an intellectual disability which poses both physical and mental challenges. This year’s goal is to purchase Jacques’ family a wheelchair accessible van.
Jacques is a naturally happy and motivated nine year old who loves spending time outdoors and speaking with everyone he meets. Jacques cannot walk long distances without taking many rest breaks and is in need of a wheelchair to become more independent. A wheelchair accessible van would be of incredible assistance to the Villeneuve family to get Jacques and his seven year old sister, Melanie, to their daily activities and appointments. This winter Jacques and his sister Melanie will be participating in Freedom Elementary School's ski program through the Eastern Slope Ski Club, and Jacques is happy that skiing is made possible for him by Granite State Adaptive Sports.
- The minimum requirement is $99 for ages 6 and above and 5 and under are $50.
- Registration includes a 24 hour lift ticket, t-shirt, dinner, breakfast, and lunch, snacks and memories to last a lifetime of skiing and riding as the sun comes up over King Pine!
- One raffle ticket will be awarded to participants for every $50 raised above their registration fee. These special raffle tickets will be used for participants to win a grand prize package.
What We've Achieved
- Now in its fifth year, Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon has raised over $181,000 to benefit children and their families.
- Starting in 2014, Cynthia Verrill was the first benefactor and resulted in her name being used to name the event.
- $35,000 raised for Cynthia was used to provide a seizure detecting service dog.
- The second year, the event raised over $35,000 for Samantha Gillard who was in need of a wheel chair accessible van.
- The third year raised $61,000 for Kevin Dall to purchase a wheel chair accessible van.
- The fourth year raised over $50,000 for Faith Holt with more than 250 skiers and snowboarders to purchase a wheel chair accessible van.
About Cynthia's Challenge
Cynthia’s Challenge was created in an effort to help ease the financial burden of children and their families encountering the staggering expenses associated with specialty medical needs. King Pine Ski Area supports Cynthia’s Challenge by hosting a 24 hour ski-a-thon with the support of local business and the community.
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