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King Pine at Purity Spring Resort is sponsoring a 24 hour Ski-A-Thon on Friday, March 21st at 4pm through Saturday, March 22nd 4pm called Cynthia's Challenge with proceeds to benefit one of King Pine's own, Cynthia Verrill. We need all the help we can get to raise $35,000 - the cost of a service dog for Cynthia. With a service dog, seizures can be detected before the onset which will allow Cynthia to live life more independently.
11 year old Cynthia is the daughter of Stacie and Kevin Verrill of Effingham. Stacie works the Guest Service Desk in the winter and at Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort in the summer. Kevin has worked lifts for us in the past as well as security at Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort. Cynthia was born with Tuberous sclerosis--also called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). TSC is a rare, multi-system genetic disease that causes benign tumors to grow in the brain and on other vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs, and skin. It usually affects the central nervous system and results in a combination of symptoms including seizures, developmental delay, behavioral problems, skin abnormalities, and kidney disease. There is no cure for TSC, although treatment is available for a number of the symptoms.
We are reaching out to the community and area businesses. We are asking for your help by either registering a team, donating items to help with a raffle or by making a monetary contribution.
Registration is $99 per person and includes dinner, breakfast and lunch, a 24-hr lift ticket, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the event, as well as a customized t-shirt, games and memories to last a lifetime. Register a team of four and the 5th (team captain) is free! Ages 8 & under are also free, we ask that kids get friends and family to sponsor them per ski run. We will provide a form to keep track of sponsors for you. A lodging package slope side at King Pine is available through Purity Spring Resort as well.
Any participation would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org