LOS ANGELES, February 20, 2002 -The 7th Annual Boarding For Breast Cancer(B4BC) Snowboard + Music Festival is the place to be on Sunday, April 14,2002 as professional snowboarders will descend on Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort inLake Tahoe, California to lend their support for the annual educational andfundraising event for breast cancer.

Athletes that have committed to attend the event include 2002 U.S. OlympicTeam halfpipe rider Shannon Dunn, event co-founder Tina Basich, JoshDirksen, Mikey Basich, and the entire Chorus Snowboards’ team of JannaMeyen, Roberta Rodger, Leslee Olson, Tomo Yamakoshi, and Cara Beth Burnside.Other athletes expected to attend include past attendees Todd Richards, RossPowers, Mike Michalchuk, Tara Dakides, Michele Taggart, and Shaun Palmer, aswell as freeskiers Shane McConkey and Johnny Mosely.

“It means so much to everyone involved with Boarding for Breast Cancer tohave such tremendous support from so many athletes, bands and volunteers”,says professional snowboarder Tina Basich. “Together, everyone is making adifference.”

This year, the B4BC Snowboard + Music festival will once again featureexhibitions by professional snowboarders and skiers in both the halfpipe andsnowboard park. These athletes will be stomping inverted 9′s in the pipe orfrontside lipslides to fakie on one of the parks handrails, in full view ofthe crowd. Spectators will be able to watch their favorite pros ride in oneof several exhibitions scheduled throughout the day, then get theirautographs at one of the many booths located in the festival area.

Boarding for Breast Cancer is a non-profit, youth-focused organizationdevoted to education, awareness and fundraising for breast cancer. B4BC’smission is to raise breast cancer awareness and educate today’s youth aboutthe importance of early cancer detection through good breast healthpractices, and to raise funds for educational and awareness programs. B4BCdoes this through sports, music, art and events including: The Annual B4BCSnowboard + Music Festival, B4BC’s Board-A-Thon Program, The B4BC OutreachProgram, The B4BC Membership Drive and B4BC fund contributions. Since itsinception in 1994, B4BC has raised over $1 million through its events andeducational programs.

B4BC’s Annual Snowboard + Music Festival combines live music frominternationally acclaimed bands such as previous performers, The BeastieBoys (Quasar), Foo Fighters, Linkin Park and Blink 182, along with prosnowboard exhibitions by the world’s top snowboarders. The festivalatmosphere of educational tents and displays provides an interactive montageof breast cancer awareness programs, creating a fun-filled and informativeevent.

For additional information, log on to www.b4bc.org.