The Prairie Women on Snowmobiles group was formed when two friends, one a breast cancer survivor, decided to snowmobile across Saskatchewan to raise funds for The Canadian Cancer Society.
Kelly Rae is the President of the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles. She says, "Prairie Women on Snowmobiles is an organization that started in 2001 with our first mission. And what we do is, we ride our snowmobiles around the province with ten core riders each year, raising awareness and funds for the early detection of breast cancer and safe snowmobiling."
Rae says that over the past eighteen years the group has raised over 2.5 million dollars for breast cancer research and over the past five years have raised $303,000 for the purchase of equipment.
"It's been a fantastic year, the ladies started out in Meadow Lake and went to North Battleford. On the first day, we had so much snow they were getting stuck, but they had a great time. The second day we started in North Battleford and went to Kindersley and again they were on the snow and having a blast. Day number 3 we left Kindersley and into Maple Creek." Unfortunately, they ran out of snow at one point and had to load up the sleds on a trailer to the next place with enough snow to continue on. The Prairie Women on Snowmobiles have met many great people and have received so much support from the communities in Saskatchewan. They are on their sixth day on Friday where they will end their journey in Prince Albert.
They are thankful to all the volunteers, sponsors, and supporters who helped show their support for the cause.