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Skiers in Scranton participate in breast cancer event

The "Ski for the Cure" campaign at Jack Frost Ski Area in Blakeslee was held last month. The event sent its proceeds to the Northeast Pennsylvania Affiliate (NEPA) of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, according to The Pike County Courier.

For the Pledge Ski-A-Thon, skiers registered for pledges and donations representing the number of downhill runs they would do for breast cancer awareness.

According to the report, $2 from every lift ticket sold by Jack Frost Big Boulder also went to the NEPA Komen for the Cure.

Many skiers wore pink-colored hats and jackets, as they posed for a picture in the snow.

The Susan G. Komen foundation, first founded by a woman who made a promise to her sister that she would do everything possible to end breast cancer, has raised more than $1.5 billion and become the largest nonprofit organization of its kind in the world.

Breast cancer affected more than 200,000 new patients in 2010, according to the American Cancer Society, which recommends yearly mammograms for women over 40, in order to diagnose and treat breast cancer as early as possible. 
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