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Carving for a Noble Cause!

Are you ready to embark on an extraordinary journey and make a real impact in the fight against leukemia and lymphoma? If so, Buck Hill cordially invites you to be a part of our inaugural Carve for a Cure fundraising event, taking place on Sunday, December 17th, 2023 in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is not just another day on the slopes; it's an opportunity to create unforgettable memories while contributing to a noble cause that touches the hearts of many.

The Buck Hill Carve for a Cure event promises much more than just thrilling skiing and snowboarding – it offers a chance to come together as a community and create a significant impact in the lives of those affected by blood cancers. Carve for a Cure aims to bring together winter sports enthusiasts, from seasoned skiers and snowboarders to newcomers, to enjoy a day of thrilling activities while raising funds for a vital cause that’s dedicated to making the world a better place.

Now here’s why you don’t want to miss out: Carve for a Cure is your opportunity to be a part of something bigger, a chance to have fun on the slopes while making a real difference. Carve for a Cure isn't just about conquering the snowy terrain; it's about conquering the challenges that leukemia and lymphoma pose to so many. So, don't wait! Be a part of this exceptional experience and help us create a brighter, healthier future. Register today and let's shred for a cause like never before!

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Getting started with your "Carve for a Cure" experience is easy. Follow these steps to register for the event:

  1. Visit the Website: To begin your registration process, head to the official "Carve for a Cure" event website. You can access it by clicking HERE.
  2. Minimum Fundraising Goals: All riders must raise a minimum of $300.00
  3. Complete the Registration Form: On the event website, you'll find a user-friendly registration form. Provide the required information, including your name, age, contact details, and any additional information requested.
  4. Choose Your Activities: The event offers exciting on-hill activities, including a scavenger hunt, giant slalom race course, and boardercross course. Select the activities you'd like to participate in when registering.
  5. Confirm and Pay: Review your registration details and confirm your participation. You'll be prompted to make a secure online payment to secure your spot at the event.
  6. Registration Assistance:  Need a little extra help registering?  View a visual guide to assist in registering HERE.


To show appreciation for your participation and commitment to the cause, eligible participants will enjoy a range of perks, including:

  1. A complimentary lift ticket to Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard Area, allowing you to enjoy the slopes all day.
  2. A 2023 Carve for a Cure participant bib, so you can proudly support the cause in style.
  3. The opportunity to take part in exciting on-hill activities, including the scavenger hunt, giant slalom race course, and boardercross course.
  4. A unique chance to meet a special guest, with a surprise visit from a notable personality.
  5. Access to the "Après-Ski Reception," where you can unwind and celebrate your achievements with fellow participants.
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Join us as a sponsor of Carve for a Cure and make a significant impact in the fight against cancer alongside the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society . Your support helps fund critical research and support cancer patients. We offer various sponsorship packages tailored to your budget and marketing goals. Your brand's prominence at the Carve for a Cure event showcases your commitment to the cause. Contact us to explore sponsorship opportunities and drive positive change.

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Embarking on your first skiing or snowboarding journey at Carve for a Cure? Take it slow, practice balance, and stick to groomed runs. If unsure, rent equipment. Revel in the mountain's beauty, crisp air, and the thrill of the slopes. With practice, you'll soon be gliding confidently on the snow, creating unforgettable memories at this extraordinary event. Select the button below to get all the insights you need to have a great first day skiing or snowboarding.

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Struggling with registration? Click below to access our visual guide and seamlessly register your team for Carve for a Cure at Buck Hill. Our step-by-step instructions ensure a hassle-free process, so you can focus on shredding for a cause. Join us on December 17th for an extraordinary day of skiing, snowboarding, and making a meaningful impact in the fight against leukemia and lymphoma. Register now and be part of a community dedicated to carving with purpose.

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The "Carve for a Cure" event promises an unforgettable day of winter sports, camaraderie, and, most importantly, making a significant difference in the lives of those affected by blood cancers. So, whether you're an experienced skier or snowboarder or just starting out, join us on December 17th, 2023, at Buck Hill Ski Resort. It's not just about conquering the slopes; it's about conquering blood cancers. Register now and be a part of this incredible journey to shred for a cause!

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What is Carve for a Cure?
Carve For A Cure is an on-hill skiing and snowboarding event held annually at Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard Area in Burnsville, Minnesota. Leading up to the event, teams spread awareness and raise funds to eradicate blood cancer. On Sunday, December 17, 2023, participants come together to Carve a World without blood cancer all while skiing at the Legendary Buck Hill.

Each participant will enjoy an incredible day on the slopes including a full-day lift ticket to Buck Hill, on-hill scavenger hunt, a Carve For A Cure participant bib, the opportunity to ski and have photos taken with a special guest, and will wrap up the day with an exclusive après-ski reception at Snow Park Lodge. Not a skier? You can still join or create a team! Assist your team by raising funds and help put an end to blood cancer! You will still partake in the festivities during our pre-events and the apres-ski reception. All proceeds raised benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Where does Carve for a Cure take place?
Shred For Red is held at Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard Area located at 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville, Minnesota 55306.

When is Carve for a Cure?
Carve for a Cure will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2023.

What airport do I fly into?
The nearest airport to Buck Hill is Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) which is 15.6 miles away.

How do I participate?
You can register by becoming a fundraiser! You can either register by creating a team or joining a team! If you would like to participate as an individual, you are more than welcome to do so! You will still create a team, even if it is a party of one!

Can I sign up for a team if I do not have teammates yet?
Yes! Once you have registered by becoming a fundraiser, you will receive a team link you can share with your friends and family who are interested in joining. Non-skiers are welcome to join your team! They need to hit the fundraising minimum to participate in the non-ski activities.

What does it mean to be a Team Captain?
If you create a team, you will automatically become a team captain. However, if there is someone else who joins your team who fits that role better, we can make that change on your team for you! The team captain will be the leader of your team. They should lead by example by assisting the rest of the teammates with tips and tricks on how to make the biggest impact.

How much do I have to fundraise to participate?
There is no cost to register; however, participants must raise or donate a minimum of $300 by event day, December 17, 2023.

Each participant who reaches their fundraising minimum will receive:

  • A full-day lift ticket to Buck Hill to be used on event day
  • One ticket to our Après Ski Reception following a fun filled day on the slopes
  • The opportunity to meet and ski with a special guest
  • Access to an on-mountain scavenger hunt
  • On-Hill Slalom Race Course
  • On-Hill Boardercross Course

Is there an age limit to participate?
Carve for a Cure is open to all ages and skiing/snowboarding abilities. Participants compete in fun and family-friendly challenges and activities.

How many people can be on my team?
The more the merrier! There is no limit to the number of people participating on a team. Fun Fact: Teams with 10+ participants raise SIX times more than teams with less than 10 participants

I have never fundraised before, where do I start?
Don’t worry – we are here to support you all the way! To start, checkout the Team Fundraising Handbook for tips and tricks to kickoff fundraising. We will also be sending fun challenges to help you exceed your fundraising goals. You will have a customizable fundraising page

Is there a fundraising minimum deadline to meet?
The fundraising minimum must be met by each person by event day, December 17, 2023 to participate in Carve for a Cure. $300 per person.

Is the fundraising minimum per person or per team?
The fundraising minimum is per person. $300 per person.

Do I have to raise the fundraising minimum if I am not skiing and only coming to the Après Ski celebration with my team?
Yes! To participate in Carve for a Cure event the fundraising minimum is $300 per person. Remember, you are helping to fight blood cancer and help cancer patients and their families. We encourage non-riders to visit Buck Hill, dine at our restaurant Buck ’54 Bar & Grill or browse local shops until our celebration begins in the afternoon.

What if I already have an Indy Pass or season pass to Buck Hill?
While discounted ski passes are cool, skiing for a cause is even cooler! All proceeds raised will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the fight to end blood cancer. There will not be a reduced rate for Indy Pass holders or Buck Hill season pass holders to participate in Carve for a Cure.

What if I don’t reach the fundraising minimum?
To participate in Carve for a Cure, all participants must reach their fundraising minimum ($300 per person) by December 17th. If you are unable to meet your minimums for any reason, please remember that the funds you raised will go towards amazing research and care for those affected by blood cancer. Think big! Ask for corporate donations, send letters to everyone you know. Be bold! You are saving lives.

Are there fundraising incentives?
Yes! More information on individual incentives is coming soon!

Where do the donations go?
Every 78 cents on each dollar donated goes directly to the mission (research, advocacy and support). The dollars you raise will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in support of their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their caregivers. You can also learn more about LLS and the amazing impact they are having in the world of blood cancer research and beyond at

My donors company offers corporate matching, how does it work?
Most private companies match gifts made by their employees, thus doubling, or even tripling their amount! When someone donates to your page, they will be asked to enter their company name. If their company has a match program in place the donor will simply follow the steps outlined by their company to start the matching gift process. Once they've submitted their requests, please send us either a screenshot or approval email at LLS Matching Gifts Form. If you have any questions regarding Corporate Match Programs, please email us at

Are donations tax deductible?
Yes! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a 501c3 3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Our tax ID number is 13-5644916. When an online donation is made, the donor will receive an email donation receipt upon successful completion of the donation. This email is an official record that can be used to claim the donation as a deduction for U.S. taxes. When a donation is made by mail, the donor will receive a Thank You letter to the address provided which can be used to claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes.

Is there a waiver I need to complete to participate?
Yes! To participate in Carve for a Cure, all participants must complete the Buck Hill Waiver before arriving on event day, December 17, 2023. Once you select the link, you will be prompted to complete the waiver.

What can I expect on the day of the event?
Expect to have a blast and enjoy the world-class slopes of Buck Hill! We don’t want to give away all the fun, but upon receiving your participant bib at packet pick up, you will also receive a list of challenges and activities to complete on the hill. These challenges are designed to be fun and maybe just a little tricky. The challenges vary from something as easy as taking a selfie at a ski lift to getting timed on the racecourse! Top fundraising teams and individuals will have the privilege of completing challenges with the help of an Special Guest! The on-hill challenges are not mandatory but always an event day favorite! You can use the day to ski or snowboard the slopes in whatever way you would like. After you’ve skied or snowboard your heart out, join us at the Buck ’54 Bar & Grill Event Center for our après ski reception. The après ski will include heavy hors d'oeuvre, non-alcohol and alcohol beverages, and chance to have your ski bibs signed by our Special Guest. While you kickback in relax we will celebrate the collective impact all teams have made on the on the LLS mission.

How does my team win?
While there are fun challenges and optional race-course participation, it is not a race. The race is to beat cancer to the finish line!

What do I get for participating?
In addition to the great feeling of helping millions of people who are in treatment or remission from a blood cancer, you will receive a full-day ski pass to Buck Hill, an exclusive participant bib/keepsake, access to our indoor/outdoor après ski reception, the opportunity to meet a special guest, and a delicious après ski event.

Where do I park once I arrive?
Buck Hill offers complimentary parking at our base area parking lot along with a complimentary shuttle to Burnsville Mall.

What time does the event start?
Your team is welcome to start shredding cancer as soon as 9am when the Buck Hill lifts open! We do recommend starting early to complete all on-hill challenges which will take place from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Coordinate with your Team Captain to decide on a time and location to meet on event day.

Where does my team collect event day supplies?
You will have two options for collecting your event day supplies!

  1. Team Captains will receive information on where and when they can pick-up their team’s packet prior to event day. We recommend this option to get a head start on event day challenges!
  2. Unable to make it to packet pick-up? No problem! Have your team captain swing by the Carve for a Cure headquarters located in Buck ’54 Bar and Grill Event Center to get your event day supplies the morning of event day.

Are there discounted lodging rates available?
Yes! More information on booking and discounts coming soon.

Are there discounted ski rentals available?
More information on ski rental discounts coming soon.

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Date: Sunday, December 17th, 2023

Location: Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard Area 15400 Buck Hill Rd. Burnsville, MN 55306

Contact Information: Should you have any questions or need further information about the event, don't hesitate to reach out to the event organizers. You can contact them at

100 Participants: We aim to gather a hundred passionate individuals who share our commitment to the cause.

$50,000 Fundraising Goal: Help us reach this crucial milestone to advance the mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Pricing: Minimum Fundraising Goal per Participant: $300.00


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) stands at the forefront of the battle to cure blood cancer. As the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating these diseases since 1949, LLS has invested over $1.6 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering innovative approaches that have paved the way for today's treatments. Serving as a global leader in the fight against blood cancer, LLS is steadfast in its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, while simultaneously improving the quality of life for patients and their families. LLS excels in three core areas: research, being the largest nonprofit funder of blood cancer research; education and support, offering vital resources to patients and families, including assistance in clinical trial enrollment; and policy and advocacy, using a nationwide network of over 50,000 online volunteers to drive policy changes that hasten the development of new cancer treatments and remove barriers to care. LLS's relentless dedication is making significant strides towards a world free from blood cancers.