SEATTLE, Washington – As Standup for the Cure 501c3 writes fundraising checks to Susan G Komen Orange County, CA and Susan G Komen Michigan they are preparing to bring their unique event to the Pacific Northwest for the 2nd year. After seven successful years, Standup for the Cure, alongside its national sponsors, Boardworks Surf, and Barefoot Wine, announce Standup for the Cure, Seattle to benefit the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The team, led by Executive Director Dan Van Dyck, will be hosting the event at Lake Sammamish State Park on August 25, 2018 as the third location in a series of nationwide events aimed at expanding Standup for the Cure’s mission to raise money and awareness for early breast cancer 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 Executive Director Dan Van Dyck.
The Standup for the Cure Event features instruction from top paddle board expert Zane Schweitzer as well as FREE breast cancer risk counseling by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2018 Presenting Partner), live music with Whitney Monge’ and a health and fitness expo. Attendees will also enjoy a great festival with catered lunch by Trapper’s Sushi. KOMO TV and Radio Group, Standup for the Cure’s Media sponsor, leads the visionary family of partners which includes Eastside FC (Gold Sponsor), Barefoot Wine and Bubbly (Gold Sponsor), Alaska Airlines (Silver Sponsor), Georgetown Brewery, Maui Jim, Tito’s Vodka 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 2nd 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 now open HERE.
- Location: Sunset Cove, Lake Sammamish State Park, WA.
- Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- For Beginners: Standup Paddleboard Clinic With Zane Schweitzer for beginners and SUP Yoga with Lindsay Lambert
- Events: Kid's race, 5K expert and Fun “Sea of Pink” paddle
- Other things to do: Industry Health and Fitness Expo with free risk counseling for Breast Cancer, Live Music, Catered Lunch and Happy Hour with Barefoot Wine, Tito’s Vodka and Georgetown Brewery, SUP lessons and Demos as well as a Sweepstakes Drawing and Silent Auction
***New this year: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will have their Mammogram Bus on site providing Breast Exams for participants who pre-register. Make Your Appointment today!
In support of the fight against breast cancer, participants can sign up as a team or individual through the Crowdrise website. 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 and treatment while building a healthy, compassionate community. 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 $1,150,000 for local affiliates of Susan G. Komen including their most recent donation of $80,000 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 on every front. 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.