Friday, February 11, 2011

SUP4CANCER.... July 8 - 10, Hood River, Oregon

I was stoked to hear from my friend Tonia Farman. Tonia is a pro-kitesurfer from Hood River, Oregon for the past few years she's been putting together an event in Hood River that raises money for cancer research. If you can get up to Hood River this summer, definitely head to the Hood and check it out. Here's more info about the event:

The 3rd Annual Standup Paddle 4 Cancer benefits thousands July 8—10, 2011

This year’s Standup Paddle 4 Cancer heads into its 3rd year of physical and mental endurance, challenge, and fun in beautiful Hood River, Oregon to benefit regional cancer awareness, prevention, and survivorship programs.

The Standup Paddle Race events will challenge the most avid competitors with swell, currents, and wind conditions as part of the races. The SUP Race will consist of a 9-mile downwind race, a 4-person relay race, a full contact contest, and costume contest. Additional events at SUP4C include the Live & Silent auctions, All Day Live Music Stage, Full Sail Beer Garden, Food and BBQ, and SUP demos.

Raising over $300,000 for cancer programs up and down the west coast since its first year, SUP4C has blended the health and passion of the action sport community with the needs of the cancer care community for an amazing benefit.

SUP 4 Cancer has researched many deserved and impactful cancer programs to benefit from donor funding to come up with 4 amazing organizations that drive cancer research, awareness, prevention and treatment programs:

• Athletes for Cancer Survivorship Camps for Young Adults with Cancer – Hawaii, Oregon, California
• Pacific Cancer Foundation – Cancer outreach and support – Maui, HI
• The Next Door Inc. – Breast Cancer Prevention Program – Hood River, OR
• Children’s Hospital of Seattle -- Child Life Program – Seattle, WA

History of the Event: Initially started as Kiteboarding 4 Cancer in 2007 from one of the founder’s personal experience with cancer, Standup Paddle 4 Cancer was added in 2009, doubling in participation and spectatorship each year. The two events together evolved in 2011 as The Tenacity Games to include the many athletes from various other action sports who are driven to harness their physical ability and passion to fight cancer.

Now in our 5th year, Athletes 4 Cancer has raised and donated over $300,000 to regional programs that directly benefit lives affected by cancer. In addition, in 2011 Athletes for Cancer started hosting our own Survivorship Camps for Young Adults with Cancer, providing adventure instruction in a safe and supportive environment for survivors as they face life after cancer.

Athletes for Cancer is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, IRS tax ID #42-1737854. We fund our programs and charities solely through tax-deductible contributions from private individuals, corporations and foundations.

or Tonia Farman,, 541-490-9621
Athletes for Cancer
website:  facebook: SUP 4 Cancer 

1 comment:

Bob said...

Might see if I can swing this somehow. Have to see what board brother Bill might have for me to use.
Be fun to hook up if I can make it.