SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KOLO) - UPDATE: Organizers are cancelling Barton Health's Pink Heavenly event scheduled for March 21, 2020 over coronavirus concerns.
In a statement, Barton Health said in part:
The decision was a precautionary measure with the importance of prevention and reducing the risk of vulnerable populations’ exposure in mind. While the on-mountain event is canceled, fundraising will continue for Pink Heavenly’s cause; Cancer Support Services through Barton Health - programs dedicated to improving the lives of those fighting cancer.
Barton said hospital operations and clinical patient care remain fully operational. Heavenly Mountain is also open and operating normally.
Chris Kiser, Barton Foundation Executive Director said:
“Although this precaution was not an easy decision to make, it is the right decision to protect the health and safety of our community and our care providers. The Foundation will continue its commitment to Cancer Support Services through Barton Health and providing funding to keep these services available.”
Funds raised for Pink Heavenly 2020 will be rolled into next year’s Pink Heavenly event, happening March, 2021 at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe, organizers said.
If you'd like to make an online donation, click here.
Heavenly Mountain Resort will serve as the site of the 2nd annual Pink Heavenly Fundraiser, but organizers need you to pack the slopes. From live music, costume contests and prizes, there is just a 25 dollar registration fee.
Cancer is a serious issue, but the thought process behind this event is highlighting survivors, honoring the lives lost and raising money to find a cure as Barton Foundation Executive Director Chris Kiser explains, “Everybody who has faced it or knows someone who has faced it in their lives and we're taking kind of an uplifting approach so we're raising funds for Barton's Cancer Support Services which helps our community members really live and hopefully thrive with the services we offer.”
Pink Heavenly is family friendly and is happening Saturday March 21st, 2020. You're encouraged to sign up now to kick start the fundraising efforts. Click this link to learn more and sign up. For information on the Barton Foundation, head here.
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