Dam That Cancer raised over $260,000 this year for the Flatwater Foundation, an Austin-Texas based non-profit that provides mental health services for cancer survivors and their families (the name “Flatwater” represents serenity). Seventy-five paddlers raise money in sponsorships as they paddle a 21-mile loop around Lake Austin. “We focus on the mental side of things,” says Founder/Executive Director Mark Garza whose father died of prostate cancer in November. “You see a family really struggling with grief and depression that cancer causes family members. We pay the bill to get them the proper help.”