Mountaineer Rhys Jones pledges support for Ski 4 Cancer

Ski 4 Cancer, the ski and snowboard charity which provides alpine respite holidays for families living with cancer, has received a boost in support from acclaimed British mountaineer Rhys Jones.
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March 10, 2012 - PRLog -- Ski 4 Cancer, the cancer respite charity with a focus on skiing and snowboarding, has received a pledge of support from Rhys Jones, one of the UK’s leading mountaineers. Rhys remains the youngest person in the World to have climbed the highest peak on each continent, known as the Seven Summits Challenge.  

Rhys, who is a keen skier and sailor, has been involved with Ski 4 Cancer’s sister charity (Sail 4 Cancer) for some years, after taking part in the 2006 Round Britain and Ireland Race.  Since then Rhys has taken an active role in raising the profile of the charity’s operations.  An ambassador for Sail 4 Cancer, Rhys has recently extended his offer of support to Ski 4 Cancer as well.

Commenting on the announcement, Graham Precey, Chair of Trustees at the 4 Cancer Group said “Rhys has been an ardent supporter of Sail 4 Cancer for five years now and we’re delighted that he’s keen to get involved with Ski 4 Cancer too.  He’s an inspirational chap and has always got an interesting project on the go – it’s great to have him involved as a Patron.”

Rhys Jones added “Given I spend most of my time hanging off the side of mountains, it made sense to get involved with Ski 4 Cancer, the 4 Cancer Group’s latest venture.  Given that my expedition company (RJSeven Expeditions) organises treks, climbs and challenges around the world, I very much hope to encourage people to climb mountains for this amazing cause.”

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As its name suggests, Ski 4 Cancer uses the alpine environment as both a vehicle for fundraising and convalescence. Run by a dedicated Committee of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, Ski 4 Cancer works with a wide range of snow sports specialists to provide alpine respite holidays in some of the most beautiful mountain resorts around the world. The charity also makes grants to palliative care centres and promotes research into the effects of exercise on both cancer prevention and recovery.

Part of the wider 4 Cancer Group, Ski 4 Cancer’s alpine respite programmes give families living with cancer something to look forward to at the end of arduous treatment schedules. They also give families the chance to spend quality time together and provide precious memories. Such trips also help the recently bereaved come to terms with their loss and give them something to focus on in the months after a loved one has died.
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