Peter's FUNd Racer is a ski race for all ages and abilities.
The primary focus of the event is to raise money for melanoma research and patient care. Malignant melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. The number of people who develop melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer. Deaths from complications of this disease are increasing at a faster rate than deaths from any other form of cancer except lung cancer. On May 23rd, 1999, melanoma claimed the life of Peter M. Newton at the age of 46.
The 17th and final event was held in 2016. Please take a look at the awesome video that Caitlin made.
Jim Newton (Newt) has posted photo galleries on his website, http://www.newtonslight.com/featured.html, for this year’s race and all the years back to 2004. You are free to download any photo (each image has a download link). A number of folks asked if they could get prints from the many year’s they and their kids have participated and the answer is YES! Just Email Jim the year and the file number and he’s more than happy to put together a print package. Call Jim if any questions, 207-650-2109. Additional photos are also accessible from our Event Photo link.
In addition to raising funds for melanoma research and patient care, contributions are also made to the Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vermont and the Sugarbush Ski Patrol that Peter served proudly on for twelve years.
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Plan for the 2016 Event