This past weekend I had the great privilege of taking part in the 20th anniversary celebration of Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) at Sierra at Tahoe Resort.
B4BC has been committed to spreading breast cancer awareness to young people in the action sports community in a way to honor their friend, Pro Snowboarder Monica Steward, who sadly lost her battle with the disease. The B4BC crew have found a great way to honor her legacy through a multitude of outreach programs associated with the foundation, reaching over 100,000 people per year.
This event was a celebration in every sense of the word. Casual spectators were not part of the program, you had to be a participant to get involved. Whether that was by taking part in the morning’s 2-hour, 108 sun salutation yoga marathon, supporting the foundation through artwork, dancing on the dancefloor, or simply taking the time to speak with those involved about the mission. These ladies put every ounce of their hearts into this thing, and the results spoke for themselves. New friendships were made, old friendships were rekindled, and everyone witnessed the power of many unified by one cause.