SEATTLE, Washington – Standup for the Cure brings paddle boarding fun to Lake Sammamish State Park on August 26 in its first benefit for Susan G Komen Puget Sound. Standup for the Cure features instruction from top paddleboard experts as well as FREE breast cancer risk counseling by Halvorson Cancer Center, live music with Stephanie Anne Johnson and a health and fitness expo. Attendees will also enjoy a great festival with catered lunch by Ivar’s. Media sponsor KOMO TV and KOMO Newsradio, STAR 101.5 and 570 KVI lead the partnership which also includes Gold Sponsors Halvorson Cancer Center, Eastside FC, Tito’s Vodka, Maui Jim, and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly; as well as Supporting Sponsors Mac and Jack’s Brewery and Cascade Mountain Tech.
After six successful years of paddle boarding events for Komen affiliates nationwide, Standup for the Cure, chose the Seattle area as its third location in its series of benefits to raise money and awareness for breast cancer early detection, research, treatment and education. “Standup for the Cure’s focus is to introduce non-paddlers to the healthy lifestyle of standup paddling, while building a supportive community bound by the desire to rid the world of breast cancer,” stated Standup for the Cure Executive Director Dan Van Dyck.
Standup for the Cure features instruction from top paddleboard experts as well as FREE breast cancer risk counseling by Halvorson Cancer Center, live music with Stephanie Anne Johnson and a health and fitness expo. Attendees will also enjoy a great festival with catered lunch by Ivar’s. KOMO TV and Radio Group, Standup for the Cure’s Media sponsor, leads the visionary family of partners which includes Halvorson Cancer Center (Gold Sponsor ), Eastside FC (Gold Sponsor) Tito’s Vodka (Gold Sponsor), Maui Jim (Gold Sponsor), Barefoot Wine and Bubbly (Gold Sponsor), Mac and Jack’s Brewery and Cascade Mountain Tech (Supporting Sponsors)
"I've been following Standup for the Cure for years but this year their mission became personal.” Said Mike Ferreri, Sports Anchor for KOMO 4 TV. “My wife had been diagnosed with breast cancer last year and it was our goal to get her back on the water cancer free. I am happy to say my wife is back paddle boarding again and will be racing in our Inaugural Standup For The Cure event in Seattle, she is back on the water and cancer free in large part because of early detection. Breast cancer is most treatable when found early and Standup for the Cure has developed a unique, community building event to ensure that more of our family and friends get screened on a regular basis. Please join us in the fight!"
Online Registration is open HERE. More information on Komen Puget Sound and the breast cancer community services and research it funds can be found at www.komenpugetsound.org.
Standup for the Cure details:
- Location: Sunset Cove, Lake Sammamish State Park, WA.
- Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- For Beginners: Standup Paddleboard Clinic SUP Clinic for beginners and SUP Yoga
- Events: Kid's race, 5K expert and “Sea of Pink” paddle
- Other things to do: Industry Health and Fitness Expo with free breast cancer risk counseling, Live music, catered lunch and happy hour with Tito’s Vodka, Barefoot Wine and Mac and Jack’s Brewery, SUP lessons and demos as well as a sweepstakes drawing and silent auction
- Sponsorships and Expo Space still available: contact Dan Van Dyck.
In support of the fight against breast cancer, participants can sign up as a team or individual through the Crowdrise website HERE. More information and event details can be found HERE, via Twitter at @StandUp4TheCure, and on Facebook @StandUpfortheCure.
About Standup for the Cure
Standup for the Cure is a non-profit, 501c3 formed for the express purpose of raising funds and awareness for early breast cancer detection, research and treatment. Founded in 2011, Standup for the Cure is fully supported by generous donations from their presenting and title partners and a host of Vendors and Volunteers who take part each year. Standup for the Cure has now raised over $1,000,000 for local affiliates of Susan G. Komen including their most recent donation of $88,000 to the Michigan Affiliate from the SUFTC Muskegon event.
About Susan G. Komen Puget Sound
Susan G. Komen Puget Sound is dedicated to combating breast cancer. An estimated 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local organizations that provide mammogram screenings, breast health education, outreach and treatment support for low-income and underserved women. At least 25percent of net income supports global breast cancer research to better diagnose, treat and ultimately cure breast cancer.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.