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Get Ready for the 5th Annual Standup for the Cure Newport Beach

Standup for the Cure is one of the most prestigious SUP fundraising events today. It is anticipated that this year, than 1,000 participants will gather at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach on the 7th of May to attend the event and support the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, a breast cancer research and treatment non-profit.

With thousands of participants and multiple major sponsors at three sites around the US, Standup for the Cure is becoming a nationwide phenomenon. To date, Standup for the Cure has raised more than $680,000 for early breast cancer detection, research, treatment, education and helped over 300 participants obtain life-saving screening for breast cancer on site at the events.

Dan Van Dyck, National Event Director states: “The growth and popularity of the events have surpassed our wildest anticipations. Most events are lucky to have 150 participants. This year we’re on track to have six times that many competitors.”

This year, the event will be bigger and better than ever. It includes:

•  STANDUP PADDLEBOARD CLINIC taught by world-class Standup for the Cure ambassadors including Zane Schweitzer as well as known SUP’ers Kristin Thomas, Anthony Vela, Brennan Rose and Matt Becker
•  FREE CANCER SCREENING: Screenings for Breast Cancer and Melanoma will be offered during the event
•  SILENT AUCTION: Numerous Standup Paddleboards including one of Riviera Paddlesurf’s signature Standup for the Cure Pink; More items listed on website
•  MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: The Johnny Love Band, a local Orange County favorite!
•  YOGA PADDLEBOARD CLINIC: The clinic will be led by Standup for the Cure Ambassador and Breast Cancer Survivor Suzanne Yeo
•  FOOD AND DRINK: Newport Rib Company will provide lunch; Happy hour with live music will be presented by Kona Brewing Company and Barefoot Winery
•  NEW ACTIVITIES: The 2016 agenda include a Kid’s Relay and a Surprise Format Pro Race and the Kaiser Permanente Health Expo with advice on best treatment path
•  PARKING: Newport Dunes; $6 per vehicle (All day)