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Join us for Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer ™ Lake Placid
Saturday, February 18th, 2023 from 4-6pm
with Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton
at the
James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval at the Lake Placid Olympic Center

Cancer knows no bounds of gender, age, or race - it impacts everyone.  This year it's estimated that a little more than 1.9 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the US alone, and 609,360 people will die.  That's more than 1 person every minute dying because of this terrible disease.  

The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (CARES) is proud to present Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ Lake Placid!  Proceeds from this event will support CARES' national cancer research projects and the Merrill Oncology Center Travel Fund at Adirondack Health.  

Here's How You Can Get Involved!
Participate and Fundraise
1) Register for $35 to start fundraising and receive your Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer t-shirt.  We'll celebrate your efforts with items from our new recognition program!

2) Grow our community by asking your family and friends to sign up with you or donate to your page.  Post about why supporting cancer research matters to you and invite others to join you on social media!  

3) Fundraise for cancer research!  Every dollar you raise supports critical cancer research through CARES and our healthcare partners at Adirondack Health
3) Celebrate with Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton on the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval at the Lake Placid Olympic Center and skate a Frozen 5k (13 laps)!  More details are below. 
Support a Participant by Donating 
When you donate to a participant's fundraising goal, you are not only supporting them but providing crucial funding for cancer research.   The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation funds cancer research across the nation and we are proud to work with our healthcare partners at Adirondack Health for the third time.
Celebrate with Us!
Anyone can attend our celebrations!  All admissions and door donations will continue to support our fundraising efforts for cancer research.
Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer Frozen 5k
Saturday, February 18th, from 4-6pm on the 
James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval at the Lake Placid Olympic Center
FREE to registered Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ participants
$20 Day-Of Admission (doesn't include a t-shirt)
Skate Rental Available for $10 per person
Skate 13 laps on the Olympic Oval to honor those you know who've been impacted by cancer

The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation is dedicated to changing the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer while sparing the patient. CARES is an established 501(c)3 and a national identity in the cancer community.  CARES, which stands for Cancer Alliance for Research, Education, and Survivorship, is creating a cancer network built upon strong partnerships with leading institutions, cancer support groups, and researchers to improve the quality of life and provide better outcomes for those living with cancer. 

Adirondack Health has been a key community institution in the heart of the Adirondacks for over a century and takes tremendous pride in delivering their legacy of healing to the residents and visitors who cherish the unequaled characteristics of the region. Their medical and support staff is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the patients, residents and visitors they serve. With an experienced medical staff of 60 physicians, board certified in 25 specialties, Adirondack Health provide an interdisciplinary approach that serves patients where they need us, when they need us.  

The Merrill Center for Oncology Travel Fund was established in 2020 using funds raised through the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation as a result of a Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ 2020 event held in Lake Placid.  Eligible cancer patients will be able to access funds to assist with travel expenses related to their treatment.

Our event takes place on the completely renovated James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval! Here you can skate circles around your friends and family on the same ice where Eric Heiden won an astounding five Olympic gold medals in 1980! The Speed Skating Oval is one of the few outdoor rinks of its kind left in the country and it sits in the heart of Lake Placid, adjacent to the Olympic Center. The facility just underwent a major revitalization, including updates to the refrigeration system, which will enable a longer and more consistent skating season.

 “Upon request, a copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from the organization or from the Office of the Attorney General, by writing the Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation makes contributions to non-affiliate non-profit cancer organizations and a list of all organizations which have received contributions during the past 12 months may be obtained from our Foundation upon written request.”