Standup for the Cure donates $125k to Susan G. Komen
On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Standup for the Cure, alongside its national sponsor, Ambry Genetics, and presenting sponsors, Riviera Paddlesurf and Kaiser Permanente, presented a $125,000.00 donation check to the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The donation will go towards providing access to mammograms for 1,000 women in need, potentially saving lives. The team, led by founder Judie Vivian and Event Director Dan Van Dyck, also announced the addition of a Standup for the Cure Event to be held at Miami Yacht Club on November 8, 2014. This will be 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 the famous Schweitzer family, 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 and beverages provided by Ruth's Chris Steak House, Kona Brewing Company and Barefoot Wine. Ambry Genetics, Standup for the Cure's national sponsor, leads the visionary family of partners which includes Riviera Paddlesurf (Presenting Sponsor), Kaiser Permanente (Presenting Sponsor), WJ Bradley Mortgage Capital (Gold Sponsor), Maui Jim (Gold Sponsor), Zonal Clothing, Irvine's Ruth Chris Steakhouse, Kona Brewing Company and Barefoot Winery.
"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."