The inaugural Runs for Buns fundraising event at Beech Mountain Resort on March 7th, raised over $30,000 for the Colon Cancer Coalition.
The successful event had 89 participants and 17 teams. Awards were given to participants and teams that helped contribute in various ways to the cause. The Most Spirited Team was awarded to Beech Mountain Ski Patrol. The Best Costume was awarded to Beech Mountain Bourbon Society. Colon Cancer Kickin’ Kids was awarded the Top Fundraising Team. Team leader, Harper Costin worked diligently to raise over $10,187.00 for the Colon Cancer Coalition.
The Most Runs was awarded to Campbell Holden who achieved 59 runs on Lift 3. On lift 5, Ross McNeil had 35 runs winning free pizza for a year, courtesy of Mellow Mushroom.
Leading up to Saturday’s events, local businesses held various fundraising efforts bringing in over $3,000.00. The businesses include: Mellow Mushroom of Boone, Comeback Shack, High Country Yoga, Avery Community Yoga, Bodegas, Appalachian Mountain Brewing Co., Brick Oven Pizzeria, and Revolution Boone.
The combined fundraising total was $31,154.00. The Colon Cancer Coalition will use these fundraising efforts to increase cancer screenings and save lives.