ITS HERE!!! We are proud to announce the:
4th Annual Snowmobileworld.com Stateside Ride For Charity!!!
The charity for this years ride will again be for the victims of breast cancer.
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Breast Cancer Facts
* An estimated 212,920 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women in 2006
* In 2005, the overall incidence of breast cancer in men is estimated to account for 1,690 cases
* Less than five percent of all breast cancers diagnosed each year in the U.S. occur in women under 40.
* 87 out of ever 100 women will survive without a recurrence for at least 5 years.
* The older a woman is, the more likely she is to get breast cancer.
* All women are at risk for breast cancer.
* Women should have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years between the ages of 20-39 and every year after 40.
Known Risk Factors:
* Being a woman
* Getting older
* Having a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer
* Having your first child after at 30; or never having children
* Having a previous biopsy showing hyperpiesia or carcinoma in situ
* Starting menopause after age 55
* Drinking more than one alcoholic drink per day
* Being overweight after menopause or gaining weight as an adult
* Currently or recently using combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
*Information provided above is courtesy of: American Cancer Society, Inc. - 1-800-ACS-2345
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Everyone knows someone that's been afflicted with this terrible illness and we feel that this is an excellent cause.
This years ride will be held Monday January 28, 2008 thru Friday February 2, 2008 at the Americinn
in beautiful Wetmore, Michigan. Wetmore is only 3 miles from Munising, just minutes from Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore, and a short ride down to see Digger at the Jack Pine!
We always have some members and friends showing up early or staying an extra day or two, so we have reserved the block of rooms for Jan 27 thru Feb 3rd. We have 4 suites and 20 regular rooms set up in this block. Just let them know your arrival and departure dates when you call to reserve.
The charges for the suites are 89.90 per night and the regular rooms are 79.90 per night. Regular rooms are available with one king size bed or two queen size beds. Some are available with a refrigerator and microwave, but book quickly to get one of these. Each suite is a 2 room unit with a king size bed in one room and a queen size pull-out couch in the other and have a microwave and refrigerator. Roll away beds are available as well for an extra charge.
There is a gas station/convenience store located across the street and a Pamida grocery store located next to the hotel for any items that we may need while we are there. There is NO lounge inside the hotel, but we are allowed to use the pool area to get together, relax, and drink a few while we are there. The nearest lounge is just down the road at the Comfort Inn (1/2 mile away) and there is a bus that runs from our hotel to downtown Munising on Friday and Saturday. Cost of the bus is 3$ per trip or 10$ for a weekend pass. There is a nice restaurant called Sidneys that will deliver to the hotel for our ride.
We will be holding the raffle on Friday night with door prizes donated by various companies involved in the snowmobile industry. You won't want to miss out on this! It just gets better every year. We have a copy of the charity ride donation letter that can be emailed to you if you would like to help us get donations. Before you contact potential donors please in touch with Keith/idooski. We want to make sure that we don't have more than one member contacting the same company for donations. To get a copy of the ride letter contact puree, idooski, or mxzwfo.
Don't forget to bring along your spare canned goods again this year! In fact, if you don't have any, stop and buy a few cans to donate to the local food bank in Munising. Lets see if we can dwarf last years donation!!!
To reserve your room, simply call the hotel directly at 1-906-387-2000 and give them the password SW08 to get your discount. Keep in mind that these will fill up pretty fast, so don't wait till the last minute. The hotel has asked that we DO NOT use the computer to book the rooms as we will not get the reduced rate. Please call for your reservations. Once you have called and reserved your room, post it here and we will add your name to the list.
Lets fill this hotel up and have the BEST charity ride to date. We have had a great time the last 3 years. This years WILL top the previous 3!!!!
Stay tuned to this post as we will post updates and any possible changes to the ride.
1 Brian / Puree
2 Aaron / Double A
3 Keith / Idooski
4 Donna / Keiths wife
5 Brian / mxzwfo
6 Debbie / Brians wife
7 Rick / snowmutt
8 Allison / snow4mydooplz
9 Butch / Snow Prowler
10 Dean / Rev-Head
11 Barb / BAT-DooBee
12 Barry / dooman
13 Dave / SLeDHeaDDude800
14 Jason / JasonF
15 Mike / Renegademike
16 Scott / Fastblack800cat
17 Jeff / jtkennedy9
18 Jonny / jeff's cousin
19 Jim Fulton / friend of puree
20 Kim Fulton / friend of puree
21 Mike Ruhlen / friend of puree
22 Ann Ruhlen / friend of puree
23 Dave Musser / Kidrocker
24 Fred / rollerdoo
25 Cathy / chickydoo
26 Mike Grant / videomike
27 Brandon / Lceskimo
Please send us a pm when you book your room so we can get the attendees list updated!! Lets make this year ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!