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WINTERGREEN SKI PATROL HOLDS BONE MARROW DRIVE  

TO HELP LOCAL PATROL MEMBER    

WINTERGREEN, Va.  (August 21, 2012) —Wintergreen Resort Ski Patrol is spearheading the search for a bone marrow match for one of its own and is asking for assistance from the community.

Dave Kilmer, Wintergreen ski patroller, has fought a rare form of cancer, RARS-T (refractory anemia) since 2008.  He has undergone extensive treatments and now is in need of a lifesaving bone marrow transplant.  While Kilmer found out that he may have a potential match, there may be a better match and there is always a need for more potential donors.   

Thousands of patients like Kilmer depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a donor who can give them a chance for a cure. The Registry will be open on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Wintergreen Ski Patrol Room, Grassy Ridge, in Wintergreen.  A simple cheek swab (saliva) is all that is needed to determine if you could be the one to save one of the thousands of patients in need of a bone marrow transplant.  Candidates will be contacted only if they are a match for someone in need. 

A drawing will be held among all potential donors at Wintergreen and prizes include a season ski pass to Wintergreen Resort and a $100 gift certificate to Freestyle.

For more about this special event, contact Susanne Ebling at eblingsusanne@gmail.com or (703) 477-3356. 

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About Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, nearly 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, and eight hours from Atlanta. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at www.wintergreenresort.com. 

Media Contacts: 

Betsy Dunkerton                                                         Karen Moraghan 

Wintergreen Resort                                                     Hunter Public Relations – East 

(434) 325-8148                                                           (908) 876-5100 

bdunkerton@wintergreenresort.com                          kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com