Arizona Snowbowl raises funds for TGen's Center for Rare Childhood Disorders

Portion of each lift ticket will help provide children with hope and answers

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - March 4, 2014 - Arizona Snowbowl ski resort will donate a portion of each lift ticket sold this Saturday, March 8, to the Center for Rare Childhood Disorders at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

TGen Day at Arizona Snowbowl starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m., an hour later than its usual closing time. Free cocoa, coffee and cookies from 2-4 p.m. will accompany Saturday's special "sunset skiing."

"This is a great opportunity for my family to contribute to TGen in a significant way," said Lisa Borowsky, a member of the National Advisory Committee for TGen's Center for Rare Childhood Disorders. Her father, Eric Borowsky, is the General Partner/Owner of Arizona Snowbowl. "We can have fun in the snow and raise funds that will help provide hope and answers for these children and their families."

TGen's Center for Rare Childhood Disorders is on the frontline in the battle to provide diagnosis for children whose medical conditions are often just a collection of symptoms; whose conditions are so rare they often don't even have a name.

Our genomic sequencing uses the latest technology to find out everything possible about a patient's genetics. TGen's sequencing machines are able - in a matter of hours - to spell out, in order, the billions of chemical letters that make an individual's DNA, and other elements of their genome.


TGen's researchers use that information to provide patients, their families and their doctors with the best medical options for their unique illnesses. They direct the most appropriate medicine or medical technology to specific patients based on the unique genomic characteristics of those patients, providing them with the best possible outcomes.

Snowbowl, 9300 N. Snowbowl Road, is located in the majestic San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff. The turnoff for Snowbowl Road is off U.S. 180, about 6 miles northwest of Flagstaff.

Opened in 1938, Snowbowl boasts the best terrain park in Arizona, including fun boxes, rails, hits and spines. Snowmaking will provide predictable and sustainable snow. Arizona Snowbowl's Ski & Ride School offers group lessons, private instruction and specialty clinics. Details: www.arizonasnowbowl.com.

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About TGen
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. For more information, visit:www.tgen.org.

Press Contact:
Steve Yozwiak
TGen Senior Science Writer
602-343-8704
syozwiak@tgen.org


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