24 Hours of Sunlight – a skin or hike up and ski or board down endurance race on February 3-4, 2007– is proud to announce that the Valley View Hospital Foundation will be the official beneficiary of the three day event. The
weekend event will kick off with a launch party at Qdoba Mexican Grill, a sponsor of this year's race, on February 2nd. The Friday Full Moon Fiesta will feature live music by "Take the Wheel," dinner and drink specials, giveaways
and special presentations by such noted mountaineers as Mike Marolt, famed Everest skier. All proceeds from Friday night's event will go to benefit the Valley View Hospital Foundation.
The Valley View Foundation was established as a separate non-profit organization to help support special projects, educational opportunities and community health programs that are above and beyond the hospital's operating budget. The mission is to assure the continued ability of the hospital to heal and serve the people of the Roaring Fork Valley.
Valley View Hospital Foundation's commitment to maintaining a longstanding relationship with the local community is evident through their work in raising funds for hospital education programs, equipment, disease prevention and wellness enhancement programs. Their tireless enthusiasm makes the Glenwood Springs community a happier and healthier place for its residents.
"We look forward to working with 24 Hours of Sunlight and raising the awareness of the event and the Foundation. Also, it will be fun working with the 24 Hours of Sunlight team to help make this something special!" says Frank McSwain, Executive Director of the Valley View Hospital Foundation.
Valley View Hospital embraces the Planetree Philosophy, an approach that promotes patient-centered care, empowering the patient and family through knowledge and education and supporting healing partnerships among caregivers, patients and families. This personal approach is what makes it one of the nation's leading hospitals.
Join us and show your support for the community by registering to race online at www.24hoursofsunlight.com. All ages and levels are welcome! For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jaime Rauch at 970.920.7278.