About the Cause

What It is: The Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon is a snow-sports fundraising event at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico presented by Taos Community Foundation. Celebrating 25 years of exhausting ourselves for charity.

The Ridge-A-Thon Story: 

Ridge-A-Thon was initiated in 1997 to help Ben Myers, a local Taos extreme skier, who passed away from cancer at age 26.
 
Ben is still so fondly remembered by his community and each year we take the time to continue the event in order to help others. Over the last 25 years, the Ridge-A-Thon has raised over $850,000 dollars to assist our local non-profit organizations do their best work in helping people in our community in the areas of health and basic needs.

Over the years, the needs in our community have changed, and Taos Community Foundation has been responsive to those needs with our grant making paths. In the early days of emergency medicines funding, grants were awarded to local non-profits to support individuals needing assistance with prescription costs. TCF Emergency Medicines Fund has in more recent years responded to the increasing need for shelter bed services, through local programs such as Community Against Violence, Taos Coalition to End Homelessness or the DreamTree Project.

Funds raised in 2021 were granted to Mountain Home Health Care. In addition to home health care services, these funds specifically supported their new program for palliative pre-hospice care in northern New Mexico. It is an innovative pre-hospice effort to support people suffering from chronic illness in their own homes with supportive home-based care and treatment so that they have less stress, and improved quality of life. 

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Taos Community Foundation: Taos Community Foundation (TCF) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit serving Taos and western Colfax Counties. TCF hosts the Emergency Medicines Fund for Community Health, along with other funds that benefit community and basic needs. For more information about Taos Community Foundation, please visit www.taoscf.org or call (575) 737-9300.