One of the most significant ways Miramont supports health in our community is through their Colorado Moves to End Cancer program, which began in 2007 as the Chris Burge Tennis Classic. This event was created in memory of Chris Burge, a Miramont Lifestyle Fitness member, friend to many, and avid tennis player. Chris battled non-smoking lung cancer, but sadly lost her fight in 2007.
Colorado Moves to End Cancer has grown since its inception, with several events taking place throughout each year. These events are designed to provide multiple opportunities for our community to be active, engage with others, and support two outstanding health organizations, the UCHealth Cancer Center in Fort Collins, and non-smoking lung cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center in Denver. The net proceeds from all of the Colorado Moves to End Cancer events are equally distributed to these two organizations and are funded through Miramont Cares, a 501(c)(3) organization, created in 2014. Cliff Buchholz, CEO of Miramont Lifestyle Fitness and founder of Miramont Cares says “I am incredibly pleased with how Colorado Moves to End Cancer aligns with the purpose and values established in Miramont Cares. As of December, 2016, with diligent work we have raised more than $310,000 for two prominent cancer centers. This is energizing and a step in the right direction for much needed services and research in northern Colorado.”
Miramont Cares feels strongly that by pulling together, we can contribute to eradicate cancer, and better the lives of those who are affected. Miramont Lifestyle Fitness facilities welcome anyone who is currently living with cancer or undergone treatment in the last six months to take advantage of their Cancer Wellness Membership, free of cost to the individual and a friend. For more information on the Cancer Wellness Membership, contact Membership at 970.672.4225.
The PVH and MCR Foundation is proud to partner with Miramont Lifestyle Fitness and deeply grateful for their generosity and commitment to raising cancer awareness in our community. We encourage you to consider participating in one of Colorado Moves to End Cancer’s events this year. Check out their calendar of fun and active 2017 events and contact Jolene Dolan at 970.440.7419 for questions or more information.