About Prairies Women On Snowmobiles
Prairie Women On Snowmobiles is a non-profit organization whose annual Missions are provincial awareness events that are designed to focus attention on breast cancer and the recreation of snowmobiling as well as raise the much-needed funds for breast cancer research. Prairie Women On Snowmobiles has contributed 100% of the funds raised in the past sixteen Missions for breast cancer research raising more than 2.3 million dollars to date. In the past four years, $128,000.00 has also been raised for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency which has been used to purchase equipment for Medical Facilities in Saskatchewan.
Each Mission consists of a group of 10 volunteer snowmobilers who travel across Saskatchewan, passing through many cities and towns in six days and covering approximately 1400 kms. Volunteerism is the whole picture of PWOS women dedicating their time, resources, and sleds to help make the Missions so successful.
Prairie Women On Snowmobiles was formed when two friends, one a breast cancer survivor, decided to snowmobile across Saskatchewan to raise funds for breast cancer research. Together the two planned, organized and implemented PWOS. The goal since conception is to have this Mission go across Saskatchewan each and every year to raise the funding for breast cancer research.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian women and the second most common cause of cancer death in women.
You do not have to ride a snowmobile or even own one to be a member! If you want to support PWOS, you are welcome to join.
For further information on becoming a member, rider or volunteer call 1-306-594-7403.