Standup for the Cure Miami Set for November
After three successful years, Standup for the Cure, alongside its national sponsor, Ambry Genetics, and presenting sponsor, Riviera Paddlesurf announce Standup for the Cure Miami to benefit the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The team, led by founder Judie Vivian and Event Director Dan Van Dyck, will be hosting the event at the Miami Yacht Club on November 8, 2014 as the second 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 Event Director Dan Van Dyck.
The Standup for the Cure event features instruction from top international paddleboard experts, including World Champion Zane Schweitzer, as well as melanoma and breast cancer screening, live music, and a health and fitness expo. Attendees will also enjoy a great festival with catered lunch by Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Happy Hour hosted by Kona Brewing Co. Ambry Genetics, Standup for the Cure’s national sponsor, is committed to providing high quality diagnostics and research to help those with inherited disorders, like hereditary cancer. Ambry Genetics proudly supports many community organizations and leads the visionary family of partners for this event, which includes Riviera Paddlesurf (Presenting Sponsor), Maui Jim (Gold Sponsor), Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Zonal Clothing. More Info: http://www.standup-for-the-cure.org/
“We were thrilled with the success of Standup for the Cure that has raised more than $300,000 for our organization and are honored to have the event continue,” said Lisa Wolter, Executive Director of the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G Komen. “Mammograms are vital for identifying breast cancer at an early stage, so this event really is a lifesaver. We are excited to share Standup for the Cure’s mission with the rest of the country.”
The Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Seventy-five percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. The remaining twenty-five percent supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.
“The Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate is excited and honored that Standup for the Cure has chosen our community to host their first “East Coast” event!” said Cathy McCarthy, Executive Director of the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. “This event is the perfect fit for our South Florida lifestyle. Paddle boarding is one of the most popular sports here and by offering free onsite mammograms and screenings, Standup for a Cure will play an important part in helping us keep our promise to end breast cancer forever.”
Standup for the Cure Miami Information
Who: Standup For The Cure’s Miami Standup Paddling Event to raise funds for Breast Cancer, supporting the Miami Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate of Susan G. Komen
When: Saturday, November 08, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Miami Yacht Club, Miami Beach, Fla.
What: Standup Paddleboard Clinic led by World Champion Zane Schweitzer with a special SUP Clinic for breast cancer survivors
Events: Kid’s race, 5K expert and Fun “Pink Fleet” paddle, Industry Expo, Health Expo with free screenings for Breast Cancer and Melanoma, Live Music, Catered Lunch and Happy Hour with Kona Brewing
SUP lessons and Demos as well as an Opportunity Drawing Raffle and Silent Auction
In support of the fight against breast cancer, participants can sign up as a team or individual through the Crowdrise website here.