ISFT/ In­ter­schools part­ner­ship re­port

Alpine News - - On The Slopes -

THE SUBARU Vic­to­rian In­ter­schools Snows­ports Cham­pi­onships greatly value the ob­jec­tives of the ski for tommy (ISFT) or­gan­i­sa­tion.

ISFT is a not for profit ini­tia­tive val­i­dated by The Al­fred Foun­da­tion and the Vic­to­rian Cancer Coun­cil’s SunS­mart.

ISFT is di­rected by friends of the late Thomas Lewis-Mathias who was a na­tional level alpine skier who died from me­lanoma at the young age of 23 in 2009.

A ma­jor ob­jec­tive for the part­ner­ship in 2014 is to raise the re­main­ing $5000 of $100,000 for a Con­fo­cal Mi­cro­scope for the VMS.

ISFT are al­ready start­ing to pre­pare for the 2014 Vic­to­rian In­ter­schools Snows­ports Cham­pi­onships and are aim­ing to raise the re­main­ing money for the Con­fo­cal Mi­cro­scope for the VMS.

This piece of equip­ment al­lows non in­va­sive ‘op­ti­cal biopsy’, which will po­ten­tially avoid sur­gi­cal ex­ci­sion at the di­ag­nos­tic stage.

ISFT are aim­ing to raise the funds by ask­ing com­peti­tors to fundraise prior to the in­ter­schools event. This can be done by get­ting spon­sors, such as fam­ily and friends for each of their events.

VIC in­ter­schools will award cer­tifi­cates to each of the high­est fundrais­ers from each di­vi­sion and the ISFT tro­phy will be awarded to the school that raises the most funds per stu­dent, so that all schools have a chance to win.

For the open­ing and clos­ing cer­e­mony the event or­gan­is­ers plan to hand out red LED flash­ing balls to all the com­peti­tors and make both the open­ing and clos­ing a flash­ing sea of red.

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