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Shred the Love for breast cancer

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Wade2Coming up next Saturday, Feb. 28, Sº4 Mag will be hosting its second annual B4BC (Boarding for Breast Cancer) Shred the Love snowboarding event at Powder Ridge.

Shred the Love is a national campaign originating from B4BC, a nonprofit foundation that focuses on breast cancer education and prevention. It was established in 1996 and promotes its mission through grassroots events, year-round educational outreach and the Survivorship Fund.

The goal for Saturday is to fundraise money towards supporting programs for breast cancer, while participating in various events. Both spectators and participants of all ages are encouraged to attend and to share their passion with one another.

The event will be running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, featuring a schedule that includes yoga–geared towards snowboarding–lunch and classroom trivia, a rail jam, awards and raffle prizes, as well as a video premiere of the B4BC’s “Chasing Sunshine” documentary.

The female’s rail jam consists of four features for participants, giving approximately 15 to 20 minutes allotted for each feature. During the rail jam, there will be s’mores available around a bonfire. The competition will include a beginner and advanced division. Judges for the competition are Gabi Rolstad, Jessie Wade and Jeffy Gabrick.

Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day for $5, proceeds going towards the B4BC with the chance to win snowboarding gear. There will also be music provided by local DJ CellPhish.

“I’m really looking forward to the event this year. More girls have come together with me to bounce off ideas of what to repeat from last year, and what to bring in that is new, such as smoothies and s’mores, to an after party at The Pickled Loon–complete with visuals and goodies,” said event organizer Jessie Wade.

The awards for the rail jam vary from last year; six girls will receive awards based on characteristics of the most consistent rider, best attitude and great style. This new system was created in hopes to make it fun for competitors and encourage supportiveness through sharing their same passion for snowboarding.

After the day’s activities, the after party will be located downtown St. Cloud at The Pickled Loon at 8 p.m., featuring drinks such as the “Spring Shredder” and the “Marilyn Monroe Rocker.”

“What makes me happier than anything with this event, is seeing all of the girls come together to snowboard and spend the day at the hill for a great cause,” Wade said.

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