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Bertie Holland, a representative from Peter’s Fund Racer, receives a $5,260 check from Lori Rowell, right, director of marketing at Pats Peak Ski Area as part of the “SPF Days Go Sun Smart” special. (Courtesy)

Pats Peak fundraiser benefits melanoma research


HENNIKER — Pats Peak Ski Area helped raise money for melanoma research during its March online special, which benefited several charity organizations.

The “SPF Days Go Sun Smart” campaign donated $5,260 to “Peter’s Fund Racer” to support melanoma research. SPF lip balm, to protect lips from the sun’s harmful rays, was handed out during the fundraiser.

Money was raised from $25 March online specials with Pats Peak donating $10 from each ticket sale to charity organizations.

“The end of the season is a great time for our skiers and riders to get a deal on midweek lift ticket prices,” said Kris Blomack, Pats Peak general manager. “Our snowsports director is a huge supporter of this event and we are happy to be able to continue to contribute to the cause during our March specials.”

The primary focus of Peter’s Fund Racer is to raise money for melanoma research and patient care.

Malignant melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer.

Peter’s Fund Racer is named in honor of Peter M. Newton. Melanoma claimed Newton’s life at the age of 46 on May 23, 1999.

To make a donation or for more information on Peter’s Fund Racer, visit www.petersfundracer.com.

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