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7th Annual Standup for the Cure Fundraiser

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.

The kid-friendly event welcomes beginner and experienced standup paddlers alike, as well as “dry-foot” participants who can enjoy activities on land, including yoga classes, free breast cancer and skin cancer screenings provided by Kaiser Permanente, live music and a delicious lunch. There is also an opportunity to win great prizes through the raffle and silent auction.

The program for this year’s event is as follow:
8:00 a.m. Registration opens
9:00 a.m. Free standup paddleboard clinic and standup yoga clinic for all levels
9:30 a.m. Kaiser Permanente Health expo, breast and skin screenings opens
10:00 a.m. Hawaiian blessing of survivors and white dove release followed by the Sea of
Pink, a ceremonial parade for all paddlers in attendance
10:30 a.m. [optional] Advanced (5K) and Intermediate (2.5K) races
11:00 a.m. [optional] Kids races and on land yoga class for all levels
11:30 a.m. [optional] Team relay races/Happy Hour begins with live music by Timo
12:30 p.m. Lunch served by KJ Catering
2:00 p.m. Prizes for races and top fundraisers are announced
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.

Since its inception in 2012, Standup for the Cure has raised more than $1 million for the Susan G. Komen organization including $495,000 for the Orange County Affiliate. 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 in Miami, Seattle and Muskegon, Mich.

Entry fee is $35 per person for regular registration and $30 for breast cancer survivors. Participants can register as individuals or as a team and set a fundraising goal here. Online registration includes a complimentary pink Standup for the Cure jersey. All-day parking is available at Newport Dunes for $5 per vehicle. Although there will be plenty of boards available, participants are encouraged to bring their personal boards or rent them for the full day for easier access to the water.

For more information, visit the Standup for the Cure website at

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