Feb. 3 is the date for Leavenworth’s annual Chicks on Sticks cross-country breast cancer fundraiser according to an email I received today from Rebecca Darley of the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club announcing. I’ve heard this event has been growing since it started 11 years ago, but I didn’t realize it was big enough to go toe-to-toe with the Super Bowl. Might be a good way to keep your mind off the fact that the Seahawks aren’t playing.
Here’s the club’s announcement:
For the 11th year Leavenworth Winter Sports Club is producing a women’s only winter event to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for The Wellness Place in Wenatchee. LWSC typically raises about $3,000 at this event. Women are welcome to cross-country ski or snowshoe on the 8-kilometer trail on Sunday, Feb. 3rd. The Leavenworth Fish Hatchery hosts the start of the event while the participants use the back part of the Icicle River Trail. Those registered by Jan. 23rd receive a free event shirt and avoid the late fee. Registration is $16-$26. Day of event registration starts at 8 a.m. and the “race” starts at 9:30 a.m. Timing is optional per participant’s choice. A prize will be given to “Best Dressed Chick.” Refreshments will be provided along with many raffle prizes.
LWSC is proud to announce that our own local skier, Siri Healy, will be our official race starter. Siri Healy has been a resident of Leavenworth since 2001. In 2011, at the age of 34, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, invasive ductal carcinoma. She is a survivor and a true inspiration.
Read Healy’s blog, Kickin’ Kancer, at kickinkancer.blogspot.com.