On 30th August 2014, the 3rd Annual ‘Board ABC Day’ will take place at Thredbo. This year the participants will ‘Board Against Brain Cancer’ (Board ABC). Many people are still unaware that brain cancer is one of the most lethal yet understudied of all cancers.
It is the leading cancer killer for young people under age 39 and children under 10, yet receives very little research funding. This event is in support of the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. This year the format will include an 'all female' snowboarding session that offers female riders a chance to unite and ride in a non-intimidating environment, with a bunch of girls. Participants will be coached by some of Australia’s top female snowboarders, as well as professional snowboard instructors. There will also be an ‘all male’ Jumping Workshop.
This will cater to riders who can already ride the terrain parks and want to improve their jumping and spinning. Participants will be coached by some of Australia’s best male snowboarders. They will have the opportunity to obtain personal feedback in a casual environment. Proceeds from the day will be donated to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is driving the national research agenda for brain cancer. As the largest dedicated fundraiser for brain cancer research in Australia, they mobilise communities, advocate to government and raise awareness. Their mission is to increase five-year survival to 50% within 10 years.
The day will comprise of: - A coaching session where participants will be lead by Professional Qualified snowboard Instructors as well as, Sponsored/Competitive snowboarders. As always there will be the ‘all female’ coaching groups, but this year we are introducing an ‘all male’ coaching session too. These respected snowboarders are all donating their coaching time for the cause. The event is not for beginner snowboarders. It is a chance for riders to improve their riding, with a focus on freestyle. - Presentation with plenty of prizes to be awarded to participants. - UNITED WE RIDE for Awareness of Brain Cancer. All participants wearing their Board ABC singlets will ride as a group from the top to the bottom of the mountain.