The Financial Communications Society (FCS), in partnership with Stowe Mountain Resort, is proud to present RACE FOR KIDS.

2011 marks the 12th year that Race for Kids will raise money for three important charities:

The Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund, an independent 501(c)3 non profit charity, was established to provide exclusive philanthropic assistance to the Herbert Irving Child & Adolescent Oncology Center. The Center is the academic division of pediatric oncology at Columbia University Medical Center located at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. The fund’s mission is to support and expand existing programs, develop new initiatives and enhance the research that is vital to continuing the fight against pediatric cancer.

Downey Side, founded in 1967, is a non-sectarian, non-profit agency in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Downey Side plays the role of a licensed adoption agency placing older children in loving homes who would otherwise remain homeless.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont, founded in 1989, grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

The event attracts ski buffs and winter revelers from the financial marketing, advertising and media communities and their friends and families.