Bill’s Race to Beat Amyloid

Bill’s Race to Beat Amyloid

March 7, 2021 – March 31, 2021

A different type of race.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the race will look different this year. In fact, it won’t be a race at all, but we didn’t want to miss a year in celebrating Bill’s life, love for skiing, and fundraising for Boston Amyloidosis Center.

What to do.

Between March 7th, (Bill’s birthday) and March 31st, hit the slopes and take a few runs in memory of Bill. We are asking that you donate if you can at (Add venmo name or Check written out to Boston Amyloidosis Center). This money will be donated directly to Boston Amyloidosis Center to aid in research and raising awareness for the disease.

Take Pictures!

Take pictures of your adventures on the hill. Show us your favorite spot or perhaps a place you used to ski with Bill. Post to Insta or FB with the #AnyDaySkiingIsAGreatDay. Enter as many pictures as you would like. We will choose the top 3 pictures that best embody Bill’s love for skiing and you will win a free race registration for next year along with bragging rights.

*If you would like a T-Shirt  ($25 including shipping), please use comment section on Venmo or Note on check to indicate your unisex adult or juniorT-shirt size.

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.