Put a Survivor or "In Memory" Name on the USA Bobsled

Sliding For Hope

Any and All Donations are Welcome
US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is proud to partner with the Susan G Komen Foundation in Sliding for Hope. Each person who makes a minimum contribution of $50.00 shall have the opportunity to have a survivor or "in memory" name printed on the USBSF sled that competes on the 2012-2013 World Cup race circuit around the world. Ten percent of all donations to the Sliding for Hope program will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for its Global Promise Fund. The remaining 90% of the donation amount will fund the USBSF to enhance the athletic development of bobsled and skeleton athletes to compete at higher levels at the next Olympic Winter Games.

About The Cause

About Susan G. Komen for the CureĀ®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the worldā€™s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the CureĀ® and the Komen 3-Day for the CureĀ®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. Susan G. Komen Partnership Announcement - Click Here to WatchFor more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

 

About the Susan G. Komen for the CureĀ® Global Promise Fund
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Global Promise Fund is dedicated to reaching underserved people in areas where breast cancer death rates are highest by increasing breast health awareness; improving access to detection and treatment; recruiting and funding medical staff; providing services to breast cancer survivors and their families, and recruiting and training lay ambassadors to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment messages in underserved areas around the globe.

The Team

The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (USBSF) is the national governing body for the sports in the United States and affiliated with the United States Olympic Committee. Ā Each year the federation fields national teams for the United States that compete in international competition for bobsled and skeleton, and enables United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition. Ā Driven with precision to push the limits with speed and power at 80 mph, the U.S. bobsled and skeleton team is poised for excellence. Ā USA Bobsled and Skeleton athletes have claimed nine medals in the last three Winter Olympic Games are on a trajectory to continue their success.

The men and women of USA Bobsled and Skeleton are Sliding for Hope this year, committed to helping Susan G. Komen for the Cure raise funds for breast cancer research. Ā As our team competes around the world, they will be representing something greater than themselves, something greater than the team, and something greater than their country; they will be representing a global community in the fight against breast cancer.

Emily Azevedo

2010 Olympian

The USBSF's partnership with the Susan G. Komen foundation is one that is very close to my heart.Ā  My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 when I was justĀ 1 year old.Ā  She was given a 50-50 chance of surviving another 5 years.Ā  She is now a 26 year survivor and has dedicated her life to advocating breast cancer awaraness through early detection in our community.Ā  I was proud this season to be sliding in what we called the 'boob-sled' with the hopesĀ of bringing awareness to breastĀ cancer.Ā  IĀ am proud to be honoring my mom withĀ something that has largerly impacted our lives and I am excited to have the opportunity to represent others who have been touched by breast cancer.

Team: USA Bobsled - Hometown: Chico, California

Schedule & Events

2012

October

10-31

Pay Training

Lillehammer

2-Men, Skeleton

October

15-31

Pay Training

Lillehammer

4-Men

October

22-28

Pay Training

Winterberg

SN

Pay Training

Königssee

Bobsled

Oct - Nov

29-04

Sled Transport

USA

Pay Training

Königssee

SN

Pay Training

Lake Placid

November

05-11

Youth Develop. Training Igls

AC

Park City, USA

Bob / SN 1+2

WC

Lake Placid, USA

Bob / Skeleton 1

November

12-18

WC

Park City, USA

Bob / Skeleton 2

AC

Calgary, Canada

Bob / SN 3+4

EC

Igls, AUT

Bob

November

19-25

WC

Whistler, Canada

Bob / Skeleton 3

EC

Königssee, Germany

SN

EC

Winterberg, Germany

Bob

Nov-Dec

26-12

Sled Transport

Youth Develop. Training

Cesana, Italy

ICC

Whistler, Canada

1+2

Training AC

Whistler, Canada

Bob/SN

December

03-09

WC

Winterberg, Germany

Bob/Skeleton 4

EC

La Plagne, France

SN+Bob

AC

Calgary, Canada

Bob 5+6+7

AC

Whistler, Canada

SN 5+6+7

ICC

Park City, USA

3+4

December

10-16

WC

La Plagne, France

Bob/Skeleton 5

EC

Cesna, Italy

SN+Bob

December

17-22

JWCH

Cesna, Italy

2013

Dec-Jan

31-06

WC

Altenberg, Germany

Bob/Skeleton

ICC

Igls, Australia

5+6

January

07-13

WC

Königssee, Germany

Bob/Skeleton 7

EC

Cesana, Italy

Bob

EC

Igls, Australia

SN

ICC

Altenberg, Germany

7+8

January

14-20

WC/ECH

Igls, Australia

Bob/Skeleton 8

EC

Altenberg, Germany

SN

EC

Königssee, Germany

Bob

January

14-20

WCH

St. Moritz, Switzerland

Bob/Skeleton

ICC

Winterberg, Germany

9

Jan-Feb

28-03

WCH

St. Moritz, Switzerland

Bob/Skeleton

Transport

Sochi

2-Man

February

04-10

Transport

Sochi

SN+4-Man

ITW

Sochi

February

11-17

WC

Sochi, Russia

Bob/Skeleton 9

Olympic Test Event

March

04-10

AC

Lake Placid, USA

8+9

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