Race Day 2013 Saturday, March 2
See You Then
Race Registration - 8 AM Runs at 11
Raffle & Silent Auction til Drawing at 3
Race Awards 4 PM
Welcome To Bill Cunningham's Race & Raffle To Beat Amyloid
Thank you to everyone who helped make the fifth annual Bill Cunningham Memorial Ski Race & Raffle a wonderful day. Racers & raffle participants were great and a special thanks to all of our friends & businesses who donated such great prizes to make the raffle a success. This year's prizes will be updated on the "Raffle" page beginning January 21, 2013. If you would like to send a donation or would like a T-shirt, please send a donation check made out to Boston Medical Center Amyloid Research Fund and mail to Carol Carlson-Cunningham, PO Box 350, Twin Mountain, NH 03595 to be included with our Memorial donation.
Bill Cunningham's Story
Help raise money and awareness for a rare disease that took the life of longtime ski instructor Bill Cunningham, who had a more than 30-year affiliation with Cannon Mountain as an instructor, director, assistant & technical director. Before New Hampshire's parks department took over the ski school, Cunningham and his wife, Carol, were part owners of the then Franconia Ski School.
Bill Cunningham died on May 22, 2007, of a rare disease that causes proteins to deposit improperly into organs, leading to other diseases. And for Cunningham, the illness was misdiagnosed for several years, until it was too late. One of the reasons the event is being held Carol said, is to raise awareness about Amyloid, and to help spread the word so people who may have kidney and liver problems caused by the rare disorder can press to have further testing done. She said her husband's initial testing rounds were negative and by the time the family found out he did suffer from Amyloid, it was too late.
To help raise money and awareness, the ''Race to Beat Amyloid" is set for 11 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2013. It is open to all ages. and registration starts at 8 a.m. in the Notchview Lodge. The raffle will be set in the Family Room next door beginning at 9 AM with the drawings at 3:30 followed by race awards.