For the City Times
Submitted by Jim Arnold, General Manager, South Wood County Recreation Center
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — South Wood County Recreation Center with help from the Wisconsin Rapids Figure Skating Club and South Wood County Youth Hockey Association are partnering with the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation in Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer.
“Our community ice rink is excited to join forces and Turn Cancer Upside Down Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer is the signature fundraiser for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. This nationwide program continues to partner with rinks and clubs around the US to raise money for cancer research. Through an online platform, participants register, raise funds through their network and then Sk8 in honor of those they know affected by cancer.”
On April 8, the ice rink will participate in the on ice celebration of the Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer campaign. Our event begins at noon with a mini ice show from 12pm-1pm showcasing some local figure skating talent including a specialty number of local men in the community on ice. 2pm -4pm we invite you to ice skate a frozen 5K (34 laps) or 8 miles (88 laps). 4pm-6pm a public skate will be held for all ages to join us on the ice.
Portions of funds raised go to the national platform of CARES Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship. Along with a percentage of funds raised to stay here is Wisconsin for cancer research and programs. Three charities of choice include the Medical College of Wisconsin, UW Carbone Cancer Center and the Aspirus UW Cancer Center.
Aspirus UW cancer center was the first cancer center in central Wisconsin to offer helical TomoTherapy, a sophisticated and effective image-guided and intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Invented by scientists and oncologists at the world-renowned UW Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, TomoTherapy uses CT scanning plus highly targeted beams delivered from all possible angles to attack tumors and cure cancers with unprecedented precision. Because each beam angle includes a relatively small amount of radiation, the body’s healthy tissue is unharmed, helping to minimize any pain or side effects from the treatment.
The Sk8 to Elimin8 fundraiser campaign is dedicated to changing the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer while sparing the patient. Please join us in any or all of these ways. Our fundraising campaign can be found at www.mysk8.org WIAMA page. There you can make donations online when you register as a figure skater, hockey skater or virtual skater (skater at heart). Please join us on April 8th at South Wood County Recreation Center to show support and honor those we love.
Check donations can be made to Scott CARES Foundation. Mail to SWCRC.