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Standup for the Cure Returns to Muskegon this Summer

After six successful years, Standup for the Cure, alongside its national sponsor, Ambry Genetics, Title Sponsor Spectrum Health Cancer Center and Presenting Sponsor, Mercy Health, announce Standup for the Cure, Muskegon to benefit the Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen The team, led by Executive Director Dan Van Dyck, will be hosting the event at Harbour Towne Beach on beautiful Muskegon Lake on July 08, 2017 as the second location 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 Executive Director Dan Van Dyck.

The Standup for the Cure Event features instruction from top international paddleboard experts as well as FREE breast cancer and Melanoma screening by Mercy Health, live music and a health and fitness expo. Attendees will also enjoy a great festival with catered lunch and beverages. Ambry Genetics, Standup for the Cure’s national sponsor, leads the visionary family of partners which includes Spectrum Health Cancer Center (Title Sponsor ), Mercy Health (Presenting Sponsor) Shape Corp (Gold Sponsor), Maui Jim (Gold Sponsor), KL Outdoor (Local Gold Sponsor) and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly (Gold Sponsor).

“We were thrilled with the success of Standup for the Cure and hope to beat last year’s attendance of 500+ participants and over $70,000 raised” said Shawn Taylor, Local Representative, Standup for the Cure Board Member and breast cancer survivor. “Accurate and timely screening is vital for identifying breast cancer at an early stage and we know that breast cancer is most treatable when found early. Between the programs we’ll fund with the money raised and the exams happening right on site, this event really is a lifesaver!”