Once again we’ll race on Time Zone to celebrate Bill’s life and love for skiing. Times will be posted on a leaderboard so you can challenge your friends or just see where you place. Each racer will receive a commemorative medal and tee shirt. Racers exceeding $200. in sponsorships will be awarded a print from the New England Ski Museum.
Our anonymous donor has upped the ante and has pledged $7500.00 in matching funds this year. Get friends and family to add value to your run and help you win an 11 x 14 print from the New England Ski Museum. Race with us on March 9th or simply hit the slopes and take a few runs in memory of Bill between March 1st and 31st. Donations will be matched until March 31 or until $7500.00 is raised. We are asking that you donate, if you can, with Venmo @BillsRacetoBeatAmyloid or by check payable to The Amyloidosis Center and mail to Carol Cunningham, PO Box 350, Twin Mtn, NH 03595. This money will be donated directly to the Amyloidosis Center to aid in research and raising awareness for the disease. Silent auction prizes for bid will be at the race desk in the Peabody Lodge Family Room.
Take pictures of your adventures on the hill. Show us your favorite spot or perhaps a place you used to ski with Bill. Your runs and pictures need not be on Cannon. Post to Insta or FB with the #AnyDaySkiingIsAGreatDay.
*If you would like a T-Shirt, register for the race or make a donation (minimum $35) and use the comment section on Venmo or send a note with your check to indicate your unisex adult or junior T-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.