Archive for February, 2009

Colorado Romp Discounts!
February 27, 2009

Participating in the Colorado Romp to Stomp in Frisco? Be sure to take advantage of these great discounts and perks:

20% off at

As the Official Carpool Sponsor of the Frisco Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer, Rocky Mountain Trail is offering a special coupon for 20% off your entire purchase for those who choose to carpool to the event. Join us in reducing the impact on our environment and our parking facilities by showing up in a vehicle with 4 or more Romp participants. Our parking volunteers will hand you each a coupon to Rocky Mountain Trail!

Summit County Lodging Discounts

Extend your Romp to Stomp weekend with these great deals on lodging!

ResortQuest, Breckenridge   1-800-627-3766

30% discount for 2 nights or more from 3/5-10.  Mention INT TUB for offer

Alpine Inn, Frisco   970-668-3122

2 night minimum, call for prices

Best Western, Frisco  1-800-727-0607

Rates start at $149.99/night for 2 queens and free continental breakfast.

      Mention Romp to Stomp  

Holiday Inn, Frisco  970-668-5000

Call for discounted pricing – reference ‘Romp to Stomp’ or RTS block code.

Hotel Frisco and Summit Rentals   1-800-383-7382

 10% off regular rate, mention Romp to Stomp 


25% off at Sacred Tree Spa

During the month of March, just mention Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer and you’ll receive 25% off nutritional evaluations & detoxification packages or 20% off any spa treatments at Sacred Tree Spa–an Integrative healthcare and spa center that supports an integrative approach to health and wellness, addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual components of well-being. Don’t miss the free wellness seminars offered by Sacred Tree during the Romp weekend.



New for the Frisco Romp: Post-Event Wellness Seminar
February 23, 2009

A Special Presentation from Sacred Tree & Resort Quest…

Sacred Tree a center for Integrated Healthcare and Spa located at BlueSky, 42 Snowflake Drive in Breckenridge, is pleased to announce their support to ROMP to STOMP out BREAST CANCER at this years Tubbs Snowshoe Series in Frisco. For more information or

Sacred Tree at BlueSky and Resort Quest team together to offer the following:
A presentation on healthy hormones, how hormones interact with breast cancer & other reproductive cancer risks, the Oriental medicine view, how the two viewpoints overlap and how to manage such risks with nutrition and qigong. This talk and interactive presentation is FREE and is being held in the conference room Sacred Tree , Integrative Healthcare and Spa at BlueSky in Breckenridge Colorado.
Saturday March 7 from 3:00 to 4:30
Sunday March 8 from 9:00 to 10:30
3:00 to 3:40: Qigong that is specific for Cancer, recovery and prevention.
Presentation and Talk:
3:45 to 4:30: Interactive presentation, how healthy hormones interact with breast cancer
and other reproductive cancer risks. An Oriental Medicine view and
Sacred Tree is in conjunction with the Romp to Stomp snowshoe series, to help women learn more about what they can do to live healthy lives. Donations of $5 to $10 or more are apprcited and 100% donations go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund.

SPECIAL SPA OFFER: 25% off nutritional evaluations & detoxification packages or 20% off any spa treatments for the Month of March. Mention ROMP to STOMP out BREAST CANCER to recieve these discounts. 10% of all proceed of these spa treatments will also be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund.

SPECIAL LODGING OFFER: Resort Quest is extending a 30% discount for 2 nights or more for dates of stay 3/5 – 10. Please call 800.627.3766 and mention INT TUB to redeem offer.
Presentation and Talk: Luke J. Terry, MTOM, Dipl.Ac, L.Ac,
Healing Qigong: Brigette Schabdach

About Sacred Tree: Sacred Tree is a Integrative healthcare and spa center founded in Breckenridge by Brigette Schabdach in 2003. The center supports an integrative approach to health and wellness, addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual components of well-being. Skilled practitioners help people of all ages and fitness levels live healthy lifestyles, reduce health risks and grow personally. Sacred Tree’s purpose is to offer a place of peace, relaxation, nourishment, contemplation and centering. The center offers acupuncture, massage therapy, natural skincare, chiropractic and natural medicine, the Rolf method of structural integration, ear candling, thermographic scans, ionic cleansing, nutritional counseling and custom body treatments, free wellness talks, yoga, tai chi, qigong and kung.
New amenities at Sacred Tree – steam rooms, outdoor pool and hot tubs. For more information please contact  Brigette Schabdach, Founder
970.390.4227 cell or Corrie Burr, Co-Founder 970.453.8558

Romp Oregon Weather & Participant Details
February 18, 2009

Headed to the Romp to Stomp at Mt. Hood, Oregon this weekend? We’re in for a great day full of fun snowshoeing and fighting breast cancer. For complete event-day details including directions, parking, priority check-in info, etc. CLICK HERE or on “Romp Oregon” to the right.

Thanks to Michael Fagin from West Coast Weather for putting together a special forcast for the White River West Sno Park area where we’ll be Romping at Mt. Hood:

Issued Wednesday 2-18-09 1 pm

Weather for Mt Hood area, White Rive West Sno Park, 4200 feet  weather for Saturday 2-21-2009



Morning temperatures should be in the low 30’s under partly cloudy skies. During the day there will be increasing clouds but it should remain dry with just a 20% chance of a light shower. Afternoon temperatures should be about 40 degrees with winds at 10 to 15 mph.  A weather system will move in during the evening to bring the chance of precipitation for the Saturday evening and or Sunday


The Power of Asking…
February 17, 2009

By Colorado Romp to Stomp Volunteer, Joan Davids

Asking people to donate to a cause which is important to you may, at first, seem like a daunting task, but it’s easier than you think.  This is particularly true when you tell them that all the money goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  People know and respect this foundation, which runs very efficiently.  

Unfortunately, everyone knows someone, either a family member or a friend, who has been through breast cancer treatment.  This disease is much too prevalent, which is why we need to work together to help to find a cure.  Komen for the Cure is the largest, non-government funder of breast cancer research.

With the internet, it is easy to ask people for a donation.  We have sample letters on the Romp fundraising site to help with your asking.  Explaining in your note why this event is important to you helps raise the impact of your note.  Start by putting a list of people together to ask, maybe 30-40 people.  A friend of mine started to do this two weeks and raised over $800 in no time!!  Setting up your fundraising page is straight-forward.  I know I put one together! 

Every single dollar helps this important effort; to save lives, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cure.  Good luck in your fundraising efforts and I’ll see you at the Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer!! 

Fundraising Made Simple: How I convinced family & friends to give $16,000!
February 13, 2009

by Romp to Stomp Top Fundraiser, Jill Overdorf

One of the fundamental principles in my life is to ‘give back’. This phrase has a different meaning for every one of us and for me it means to contribute in whatever way I can to causes that are important to me. I have volunteered with elders and animals since I was a child and I donate blood almost every ten weeks. These are areas where I can be a positive factor without dedicating finances. I chose the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Series as one of my causes during its inaugural year because the recipient of the funds was important to me as a woman and as one who had people in her life affected by breast cancer (additionally, it was a great reason to train in the winter and switch up my exercise regime to snowshoeing!). By mobilizing and rallying my friends both financially and physically, I have made the commitment to participate and be a dedicated supporter since 2003.

In the past five years, I have confirmed a thing or two about grassroots fundraising. The biggest lesson for me is that it truly works and becomes more successful with sustained efforts. In the past five years of fundraising for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (now called Susan G. Komen for the Cure). As with anything in one’s life there are a few key tenets that will assure success: goalsetting, personal commitment, organization, consistency and a little known secret – thanksgiving and gratitude. If one is willing to subscribe to these five things, a successful fundraising campaign will unfold almost effortlessly….. CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE!

What We’re Romping For!
February 13, 2009

1 in 8 women will get breast cancer.

That statistic might seem daunting, intimidating, even hopeless.  Most all of us know a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The question arises: how do we even begin to fight against a disease that impacts so many?

Over 20 years ago, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister, Susan G. Komen who was dying of breast cancer, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1 billion since inception in 1982, is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.

Tubbs Snowshoes is a proud National Partner of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® through the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series. We’re committed to introducing as many people as possible to the healthful benefits of snowshoeing while doing our part in fighting against a disease that affects so many. How do we begin the fight? One snowshoe step at a time. Join with us in this fight.j We encourage you to strap on a pair of snowshoes and oin us at the Romp, but also please consider making a donation or doing your own fundraising for Susan G. Komen as a particpiant of the Romp to Stomp. You’d be surprised just how easy it is!

–Wendy Miller, Tubbs Romp to Stomp Event Manager

Winter Wasatch Walkers Wallop Breast Cancer!
February 12, 2009

Feb 7, 2009: Mountain Dell Golf Course, Salt Lake City, Utah

The threat of rain did not quench the spirits of 469 snowshoers who made it out for the annual Tubbs Romp to Stomp at Mountain Dell Golf Course just outside of Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Range. Rompers of all experience levels gathered with undaunted enthusiasm to take an important snowshoe step against breast cancer. Some had never snowshoed before and were taking their first steps in Tubbs snowshoes in celebration or in memory of a loved one who battled breast cancer. Altogther these courageous folks raised $17.239.52* for the Salt Lake City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

Prime Team Angels tail-gaited in the parking lot to hand out Romp materials to their 29 team members. But they all went home with more than just a goody bag! During the awards ceremony, Tubbs Snowshoes hooked them up with a pair of sunglasses from Optic Nerve and a headlamp from Princeton Tec for earning their spot as the Top Fundraising Team with $8, 525.35 in donations. Top Fundraisers Connie Allen ($1,450), Lisa Albright (1,200), and Lori Belnap ($1,050) went home with their share of prizes as well. As the top fundraiser, Connie will now be stomping around in her new pair of Tubbs Snowshoes, relaxing in a pair of Terrasoles shoes, and illuminating her night-time wanderings with a Princeton Tec headlamp. As 2nd and 3rd runner-ups, Lisa and Lori took home a certificate for Columbia Bugaboots and Terrasoles Shoes respectively–along with a headlamp for each of them!

Honorable mention goes out to Team Big or Small Let’s Save ’em All for the largest team (33 team members!) and for coiming in 3rd place for team fundraising with 560.00. The Rack Pack also earned an honorable mention as the 2nd runner-up for team fundriasing with $821 raised for Susan G. Komen. Kudos to three members of The Rack Pack Mary Wood, Vivian Peplinski, and Joni Gagnon who work for Delta will attend ALL FIVE Romp to Stomp events across the country! Inidivdual fundraisers Erica Reifenberg ($500), Kris Ford ($511), Cabrini Riddle ($610), Carol Myers ($755), and Gary Brewer ($920) also deserve special recognition for their amazing fundraising efforts that placed them in the top eight!

Moving quick and fast the morning of the Romp were a group of participants who decided to challenge themselves with the 3k snowshoe race.

The exceptional story of the morning, however didn’t belong to the top race finishers or even the top fundraisers. It belonged to the last group of people that crossed the finish line even as volunteers had already started to pack up. Helene Marcus flew from West Palm Beach, Florida to participate in the Romp to Stomp with her family. That morning, she strapped on snowshoes for the first time in her life, and having undergone Chemo just two weeks before for her battle with breast cancer, she completed the 3k walk in just under two hours with the support and encouragement of her family–including her daughter, adventure journalist and elite endurance racer, Stefanie Jackenthal

The stories like Helene’s make the Romp such a special event. Snowshoeing has always been an affordable way to stay active in the winter and engage people of all sorts of ages and abilities–but the Romp allows us to put a little purpose in our steps; to help rid the world of breast cancer one snowshoe step at a time.

Didn’t get a chance to attend the Vermont or Utah events? Show your support by making a donation to Susan G. Komen. Donations can still be made by logging on to

Utah Romp 3k Race Results

Bib Time Name
1633 16.18 Todd Johnson
1618 17.25 Peter Wood
1646 18.38 Gary Brewer
1226 20.05 John Guldner
1631 20.25 Dorthy Ann Isaacson
1478 21.32 Sarah Goldberg
1619 21.55 Joseph Ray
1851 22.23 n/a
1645 23.23 Jaime Fernandez
1152 23.45 Jennifer Vanderveer
2162 23.47 Jeff Berkebile
1799 23.5 Carol Maack
1421 24.53 Amanda Hatton
1517 25.12 Carolyn Hilbig
1422 26.58 Craig Hatton
1398 35.2 Maryann Alston


 *Final numbers will not be available until after the completion of the 2009 Romp to Stomp Series.

Hundreds flock to the Green Mountains to Rock Breast Cancer!
February 12, 2009

CLICK HERE For Event Pictures from Photographer Lee KrohnFinishing Strong!

Jan 31: Stratton Mountain, Vermont

Growing by nearly 20% in participation, the Vermont Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer at Stratton Mountain resort was an fantastic sucess! Nearly 550 snowshoers turned out to the Sun Bowl Lodge at Stratton Mountain Resort on that cold, windy day to romp and stomp their way to a world without breast cancer. Although the count is not final,* we’re excited to announce that the Vermont Romp to Stomp raised $36,644.33 for the Vermont/New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. This was an incredible feat for New Englanders whose fundraising efforts have traditionally been the highest per/person average out of all the Romp to Stomp Series events. 2009 was no exception.

Team P-Ruby Takes it again! For the 2009 event Team P-Ruby returned again to take the title of top fundraising team. They raised more than $13,400 in pledges fundraised to Susan G. Komen and each took home a headlamp curtesy of Princeton Tec and a $50 gift card to Eastern Mountain Sports. Honorable mention goes out to the EPTAM Bosum Buddies who raised $4,500 and the Friends from Southern New England who raised $4, 160. Special kudos to Friends of Southern New England team member, Janice Martin who can take credit for $1,675 of her team’s fundraising efforts!


This year,Vermont individual fundraisers did a fantastic job! Susan Nardone took home a pair of Tubbs Snowshoes, a gift certificate to Terrasoles (official apres-snowshoe footwear of the Romp to Stomp), and a headlamp curtesy of Princeton Tec as the top inidivdual fundraiser ($1440). Coming in 2nd and winning a gift certificate for Columbia Bugaboots and a headlamp curtesy of Princeton Tec , Marilyn Clark raised $800 for Komen. 3rd Runner up Susanna Stien took home  a gift certificate to Terrasoles , and a headlamp curtesy of Princeton Tec  for fundraising

Not only were top fundraisers awarded, but six individuals went home with great prizes for the top 3

Windy Day

men’s and women’s times in the 3k snowshoe race. Coming in 3rd taking , Peter Heed  (20:02) and Sandra Superchi (20:33) took home a pair of sunglasses curtesy of Optic Nerve. 2nd place male and female finishers Rick Collopy (16:54) and Jordan Burke (19:35) were each awarded a gift certificate to Terrasoles , and quick and fast 1st place finishers Rich Gallagher (15:56) and Sally Paar (18:04) took home a gift certificate for a Columbia Sportswear fleece and a Princeton Tec headlamp.

Special thanks goes out to our amazing volunteers who braved the early morning and fridgid temps to make this year’s Vermont Romp to Stomp an incredible sucess.

Race Times # Numbers

Bib # Time Name
241 15:56 Rich Gallagher
1297 16:54 Rich Collopy
1320 18:04 Sallie Paar
240 19:35 Jordan Burke
248 20:02 Peter Heed
151 20:33 Sandra Superchi
139 20:50  
469 20:54  
470 22:11  
2130 24:05  
471 24:22  
245 25:02  
152 25:23  
247 25:26  
140 28:36  
475 30:04  
2129 20:46  
219 31:08  
461 39:08  
509 47:25  
1081 57:39  
141 58:18  
328 59:00  
1117 59:28  
1351 60:00  
5945 60:01  
1337 60:02  
1338 60:03  
341 60:04  

 Due to a registration error, we’re unable to provide names associated with bib numbers except for top finishers. We apologize for the inconvienance.

 *Final amount to be determined at the end of entire Romp to Stomp Series.