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Downhill for Diabetes raises funds for youth; sign up through Feb. 18

Courtesy of Lynn Pratt

Ashley Pratt, right, is part of a local family that has raised over $85,000 for juvenile diabetes research. Ashley is a type 1 diabetic whose family is actively helping find a cure!

Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 a.m. — MENDON — The 6th annual Downhill for Diabetes fundraiser event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Pico Mountain Resort. Sign-in in from 8 to 11 a.m. Ski all day, until 4 p.m. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Pre-register for the event through Thursday, Feb. 18 at to receive a discounted/free lift ticket and logo merchandise. Single participants can win prizes for raising $50 to $500, while raising fund for a great cause. Participate in the event even if you don’t ski or snowboard by giving a donation.

In it’s 6th year, Downhill for Diabetes was created by a local family. Lynn Pratt and her family live in Pawlet. Her 10-year-old daughter, Ashley, is a Type 1 Diabetic.  Lynn and her husband run the non-profit charity organization, Donations for Diabetes, to raise money to help find a cure for this disease. They have held this downhill event at Pico Mountain for the past five years and it has been a huge success, raising over $85,000. Help them add to it this year!

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