The sold-out event returns to Beaver Creek on Sunday. Thirteen years ago, Sue Franciose helped create Hike, Wine & Dine, an annual family-friendly event that blends hiking with enjoying some of the valley’s finest cuisine and drinks.
The 13th annual Hike, Wine & Dine starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Beaver Creek Mountain. Every cent raised from the $100 entry fee, as well as additional donations, benefit both Jack’s Place and supports medical technology at Shaw Cancer Center. The event raises about $150,000 a year and specifically supports Jack’s Place Spirit of Survival Program, which provides access to dieticians, physical therapists, counselors, acupuncturists, massage, fitness and more. Hike, Wine & Dine is capped at 450 participants, and this year is sold out, but you can still make a donation to help cancer care.
“The spirit of the day is very positive because everybody has been touched by cancer in one way or another, whether they’re hiking in memory of someone, have had cancer or know someone who has survived it,” said Robin Litt, Vail Health Foundation’s director of benefactor engagement programs.