More than 200 people braved the sub-zero temperatures and the Blizzard of 05 to take part in the Tubbs Romp To Stomp Out Breast Cancer Event to support the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.

Over 20 survivors were present and took part in the event which raised over $17,000 for local affiliates of the Susan G. Koman foundation. The event was co-sponsored by Columbia Sportswear, EMS and Green Mountain Coffee.

“We’re thrilled with the turnout, especially when you consider that the high temperature for the day was -3,” said Kathy Murphy, general manager of Tubbs Snowshoes.

And despite an impending blizzard to the region that kept many from traveling to Stratton, Murphy said it was a beautiful, crisp day. “Im proud of the contribution that the snowshoeing community is making to help find a cure for this disease that is so near and dear to all of us,” said Murphy.

Tubbs Snowshoes also donates a percentage of sales from its women’s products to the foundation.

Winners of the Fun Run, which is a part of all “Romp’s, was Tubbs sponsored athlete Stephen Judice (8:27) of Keene, NH and Sara Dorsey (12:45) of Manchester, VT.

“Snowshoeing’s health and fitness message is a perfect match for this sort of fundraiser. It’s always fun to see the familiar faces that participate as well as the newcomers who are learning about the health, social, and spiritual benefits of snowshoeing for the first time, “said Paul Adams, event coordinator for Tubbs Snowshoes.