IRVINE, California – The Ambry Genetic’s Standup for the Cure Presented by Riviera Paddlesurf, GLOBHE and Kaiser Permanente presented a check in the amount of $125,000 to the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen last Thursday. Every $125K raised will potentially save a life by enabling women in need access to a mammogram. The team, led by Founder Judie Vivian and National Event Director Dan Van Dyck also announced the success of the First Annual Standup for the Cure, Muskegon, Mi which raised $65,000 for early breast cancer detection, research, treatment and education in support of the Susan G Komen West Michigan affiliate.
The Standup for the Cure Event features instruction from Top International paddleboard experts including, Melanoma and Breast Cancer Screening, Live Music, Health and Fitness Expo and a great Festival with catered lunch and beverages provided by Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Kona Brewing Company and Barefoot Wine. “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” according to Event Director Dan Van Dyck.
Ambry Genetics leads our visionary family of partners which includes Riviera Paddlesurf (Presenting Sponsor), Kaiser Permanente (Presenting Sponsor),GLOBHE (Presenting Sponsor) WJ Bradley Mortgage Capital (Gold Sponsor), Maui Jim (Gold Sponsor), Irvine’s Ruth Chris Steakhouse, Kona Brewing Company and Barefoot Winery.
The Standup for the Cure Event features instruction from Top International paddleboard experts. | Photo: Harry Wiewel
“We were thrilled with the success of Standup for the Cure that has raised more than $520,000 for our organization and are honored to have the event continue. Mammograms are vital for identifying breast cancer at an early stage, so this event really is a lifesaver,” said Lisa Wolter, Executive Director of the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G Komen.
About Standup for the Cure (SUFTC)
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 partners: Ambry Genetics, Riviera Paddlesurf, Kaiser Permanente, GLOBHE, Emery Financial, Maui Jim, OhSo Design, Kona Brewing Company, Barefoot Wine, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Aztek Paddles, Bear Flag Catering, West Marine Hardware and a host of Vendors and Volunteers who take part each year.