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Standup for the Cure Raises over $100K in 2019

Standup for the Cure, the nationwide stand up paddling event that has raised over 1.3 million dollars to support breast cancer detection, treatment and education, has wrapped up another successful year. More than 1,600 participants, including survivors, advocates, and paddling enthusiasts joined forces in 2019 at the annual Standup for the Cure (SUFTC) fundraisers located at Newport Dunes Resort in Newport Beach, CA, Ross Park in Norton Shores, MI and at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA. Over $100,000 was raised from the three events for our beneficiaries that support local breast health screening, services and research.

“Standup for the Cure’s focus is to introduce non-paddlers to the healthy lifestyle of stand up 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.
The family-friendly events included both beginner and experienced standup paddlers, as well as “dry-foot” participants who enjoy activities on land, including yoga classes. Free breast cancer and skin cancer screenings were provided by Presenting Partners, Kaiser Permanente (Orange County, Ca) and Mercy Health (Muskegon, Mi). The events also included live music and lunch as well as opportunities to win prizes through the raffle and silent auction.

Since its inception in 2012, Standup for the Cure has raised more than $1.35 million for beneficiaries, including the Susan G. Komen organization, Hackley Community Care and the Van Andel Institute. In addition, more than 1,800 women have received breast cancer and skin cancer screenings free-of-charge at Standup for the Cure events held across the United States, including Newport Beach, CA, Miami, Fla, Seattle, WA and Muskegon, MI.