Texting That Saves Lives

TED Talk on NPR

When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking — they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse. So she’s setting up a text-only crisis line, and the results might be even more important than she expected.

https://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_lublin_texting_that_saves_lives?language=en#t-292240

17th Annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross at the Whitefish Mountain Resort

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Snowboarders to Raise Funds for the NC Foundation by Racing
in the 17th Annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross at the Whitefish Mountain Resort.

The 17th Annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross presented by Whitefish Mountain Resort and Stumptown Snowboards will kick off March 19th and 20th, but the NC Foundation is asking competitors to get involved long before the much anticipated weekend. Using the Crowdrise crowd sourcing website designed for nonprofits, the NC Foundation hopes to raise $10,000. According to Crowdrise, it’s “about giving back, raising lots of money for great causes and having the most fun in the world while doing it.”

“The past three years we have seen great success with fundraising events surrounding the event thanks to our partners; Whitefish Mountain Resort, Stumptown Snowboards, The Craggy Range, MacKenzie River Pizza Company, The Great Northern Brewery, Whitefish Mountain Resort, The Bierstube, and Kandahar Lodge. In 2015 we raised over $9,000 through Crowdrise, and this year we want to take it even further by challenging our passionate group of competitors to help us increase the number of competitors participating in Crowdrise and increasing the funds raised for the foundation” NC Foundation Board Member, competitor and foundation spokesman Jason Forrest said. “If we can engage just 33 out of our 130 annual competitors to each raise $300 we’ll have met our goal of $10,000 through this particular fundraiser.” “We will reimburse the entry fee to each competitor that raises $300 or more prior to the event in March. We would be thrilled if more competitors joined us in raising funds and helped us exceed our fundraising goal!”

The NC Foundation invites you to take part in this important fundraiser by visiting www.crowdrise.com/NateChute2016/fundraiser/ncfoundation to become part of the team of fundraisers or to make a tax deductible donation by supporting your favorite snowboarder.

To learn more about the additional fundraising event in March go http://natechutefoundation.org/events/. For more information about the 17th Annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross presented by Whitefish Mountain Resort and Stumptown Snowboards please visit the events page at www. skiwhitefish.com/event/nate-chute-banked-slalom or call 406-862-2910. To register for the snowboard events, go to www.2016-nate-chute.eventbrite.com.