Victoria and her dad Ken took on the quest to raise awareness and money for melanoma research at the University of Colorado Hospital Cancer Center in Aurora. That's where Ken White received treatment for melanoma.
White says he was inspired by an article he read in a ski magazine.
"I saw a short article about a young man that had broke the record, or set the record, for skiing on all seven continents. So I thought well, I can do that. It took him about nine years to do it and we're doing it in under a year. And he was about 12 1/2 when he finished. My daughter just turned 10," Ken White said.
In March 2007, father and daughter skied at Zermatt in Switzerland and Marrakech in Africa. In July 2007, the two completed their third continent, by skiing at Falls Creek in Victoria, Australia. By September, they had skied at their South America destination, Portillo. The fifth destination, Half Moon Island in Antarctica, was completed in December 2007. They skied at Beijing Huaibei International Ski Resort in February. The mission was completed Sunday at Winter Park.
During the course of their journey, the Whites said they covered 75,000 miles by air and 3,500 miles by sea. They have raised $5,000 for melanoma research and hope to raise more.
To check out their blog or to donate, go to http://www.mountainsformelanoma.com.
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