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Special benefit for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness

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Tahoe City and#8212; The River Ranchand#8217;s Wild Winter Wednesday program is teaming up with the Avon Foundation for Breast Cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, Feb. 24 where proceeds from the raffle will go toward Breast Cancer Research and Awareness.

The River Ranch Lodgeand#8217;s Executive Chef Julia Walter and longtime resident Barbara Weedn will both be participating in the Foundationand#8217;s two-day, 40 mile walk that takes place in different cities throughout the year. Chef Walter will be participating in the walk in Santa Barbara on Sept.. 11 and 12 and Weednand#8217;s chosen venue is San Francisco on July 10 and 11. The local community can help raise the requisite $1,800 per person that needs to be raised in order to participate in the walk.

Last year was a huge success. The benefit raised more than $1,400 toward Breast Cancer Research and Awareness. Tickets will be sold and raffle prizes will include ski lift tickets to Northstar, Alpine Meadows Homewood, and Sugar Bowl as well as Daveand#8217;s Demos, North Tahoe Comedy Tickets, Euro Socks and other swag. The grand prize at both nights will be a new snowboard.

In addition to the raffle, the River Ranch offers half-price nachos and wings and $3 draft beer in the bar from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Wild Winter Wednesdays takes place every Wednesday through the end of March and Disabled Sports USA Far West ski program at Alpine Meadows is the beneficiary of the raffle, with the exception of Breast Cancer Research and Awareness for the next two weeks.

The River Ranch location and setting in the bar, lends itself to the perfect gathering place for community events. The River Ranch has been involved in raising money for local organizations for the past 20 years when Jon L. Weedn launched the first ever Wild Winter Wednesday and created a life-long relationship with Disabled Sports USA Far West, formerly known as Tahoe Adaptive Ski School based out of Alpine Meadows.

and#8220;Community support is the key to making these events a success for local organizations and we have been amazed at the support throughout the years as the program has grown,and#8221; said Jon L. Weedn.

The River Ranch is located at the corner of Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road in between Tahoe City and Squaw Valley and just 10 miles from Truckee. Call (530) 583-4264 for more information.

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