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Get Ready for the 7th Annual Standup for the Cure

More than 1,000 breast cancer advocates and paddling enthusiasts will unite on Saturday, May 5, for the 7th Annual Standup for the Cure (SUFTC) fundraiser at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach, Calif.  All proceeds from the family-friendly event will benefit Susan G. Komen Orange County to support local breast health education, services and research.

"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 save lives through early breast cancer detection while we search for a cure," stated Executive Director Dan Van Dyck.

"Seeing the Sea of Pink paddlers united on the water and in their commitment to support women with breast cancer, I appreciate how powerful we are when we come together as a community, and our incredible potential to save lives," said Lisa Wolter, executive director of Susan G. Komen Orange County.  "Every day in Orange County, at least five women are diagnosed with breast cancer. The fundraising from Standup goes a long way to helping turn patients into survivors."

Presenting sponsors are Kaiser Permanente and Boardworks.  Gold sponsors are Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Kona Brewing Co., Home Point Financial, and Palladium Hotel Group.  Silver sponsors are Maui Jim, AO Coolers and Pau Maui Vodka.  Supporting sponsor is On Point Promotions.