‘Shred Cancer’ in Jan. 31 Red River Slopestyle

(Chronicle file photo)
(Chronicle file photo)

The “Shred Cancer Organization Jazz Jam Fundraiser” Slopestyle event Sunday (Jan. 31) will have a Mardi Gras Theme this year with prizes for Best Costumes and other surprise categories. All proceeds from the event registration and a corresponding raffle will benefit Shred Cancer. Registration is 8 – 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. coaches meeting. The event kicks off at 11 a.m.at the Hollywood Terrain Park, Platinum Lift.

Tyler Hopper founder of “Shred Cancer” was inspired by the film “Pay it Forward”. Tyler’s idea was that his group of 10- his snowboarding team at Horseshoe Resort, and their coach – would shred through the snow at Horseshoe Resort for 10 hours and each needed to raise $100 in total. For this project, many classmates chose to walk their neighbor’s dogs, Tyler went above and beyond and thought this could be a way to show others how they can help out by incorporating something they love.

Tyler was touched by Paige Doucette’s story, a 19 year old girl from Barrie, who lost her 8-month battle to cancer on Dec. 1, 2012. She was diagnosed in March of 2012 with Fibrolamellar HCC, a rare liver cancer. Paige’s parents, Wayne and Leslie Doucette play an active role in keeping her memory alive.

In the spirit of paying it forward, both Tyler and Paige’s stories continue to make a difference in the lives of others. We challenge you to “Imagine if There Were No Cancer”.