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Wild Winter Wednesdays | Benefit for breast cancer research and awareness

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Courtesy River Ranch Lodge andamp; RestaurantJoin the River Ranch for a special event Wednesday, March 14. Executive Chef Julia Walter will raise money for breast cancer awareness. Pictured from left: Julia Walter and her cousin Julia Corbin last year during the walk in New York.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The River Ranchandamp;#8217;s Wild Winter Wednesday program wil team up with the Avon Foundation for Breast Cancer Wednesday, March 14 when proceeds from the raffle will go toward breast cancer research and awareness.The River Ranch Lodgeandamp;#8217;s Executive Chef Julia Walter will participate in the Foundationandamp;#8217;s two-day, 40-mile walk that takes place in Santa Barbara on Sept. 22 and 23, 2012. In order to participate in the walk, each person needs to raise $1,800. This is where the community can help. Last year was a huge success, when the benefit raised more than $700.The fun starts at 3:30 p.m. with the raffle taking place at 6 p.m. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase with 100 percent of the proceeds going to breast cancer research. Prizes will include ski lift tickets to Sugar Bowl and Homewood, demos from Daveandamp;#8217;s, gift certificates to Wild Cherries, a ski parka, Snowbomb wear and more. The grand prizes will be a pair of Marker bindings and a $100 gift card from Porters and a new snowboard. Donations may be made separately and directly with Julia Walter throughout the evening. In addition to the raffle, the River Ranch offers 1/2 price nachos and calamari and the drink special for the night will be $4 draft beer from Blue Moon Brewery and $5 andamp;#8220;Jager.andamp;#8221;The River Ranch Lodge will be team up with Disabled Sports USA-Far West for the last two Wild Winter Wednesdays of the season. Proceeds will benefit their ski program at Alpine Meadows. The River Ranch is located at the corner of Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road in between Tahoe City and Squaw Valley. Call 530-583-4264 for more information.