December 15, 2018

Community Day Nets over $24K for Bonner Partners in Care Clinic & Community Cancer Services

Annual $10 Lift Ticket Day Sees Nearly 3000 Skiers

Thanks to local skiers and riders from Sandpoint and beyond, Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s annual Community Day fundraiser for Bonner Partners in Care & Community Cancer Services raised $24,800. “When people in our community are in need due to cancer or health concerns, these two organizations step in to help ease the burden,” said Schweitzer Marketing Manager, Dig Chrismer. “We’ve seen firsthand through our own Schweitzer family how devastating illness can be and the opportunity to support these two organizations is more than just a gesture. It’s something we feel very strongly about.”

Community Day originated over 10 years ago as “A Day for Heather” and has evolved to include not just support for families dealing with cancer, but also offering free medical care at the clinic provided by Bonner Partners in Care. “BPICC appreciates all that Schweitzer does for our community,” said Clinic Director, Amy Swanstrom Topp. “The funds received from the Community Ski Day will help our patients by directly funding much needed prescriptions, lab tests and referrals to specialists. We are forever grateful for Schweitzer’s support in our clinic.”

 “It’s such a simple thing for us to do - $10 lift tickets – but it makes a huge difference to both of these organizations. It’s a win-win for both our local skiers & riders and these non-profits. We can’t thank everyone enough for their support of Community Day.”

For more details or information about Community Day or Schweitzer’s other philanthropic projects, please contact Dig Chrismer, Schweitzer’s Marketing Manager at .