Seattle WA, August 14, 2019 – As Standup for the Cure 501c3 writes fundraising checks to Susan G. Komen Orange County, and Hackley Community Care in Michigan they are preparing to bring their unique event to the Pacific Northwest for the 3rd year. After eight successful years, Standup for the Cure announces Standup for the Cure Seattle, presented by KOMO 4 News, to benefit Susan G. Komen Puget Sound. The team, led by Executive Director Dan Van Dyck, will be hosting the event at Lake Sammamish State Park on August 24, 2019 as the third 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 paddleboard experts as well as breast cancer risk counseling, live music with The Wet City Rockers and a health and fitness expo. Attendees will also enjoy a great festival with catered lunch by Trapper’s Sushi. KOMO 4 News, KOMO Newsradio, STAR 101.5 and 570 KVI, Standup for the Cure’s media sponsors, lead the visionary family of partners, which includes Premera Blue Cross and Deloitte Digital (Gold Sponsors), Auto Nation, Cascade Mountain Tech (Silver Sponsors), Georgetown Brewery, Maui Jim, Nine Hats Wine and Ivar’s Restaurant (Supporting Sponsors).
Paris Jackson of KOMO 4 Morning News and Carleen Johnson of KOMO Newsradio will be leading fundraising teams for the event.
“I’ve been a part of Standup for the Cure for 3 years. Every time I attend an event, I am blown away by the Organizations commitment to overall health, breast cancer awareness, standup paddling and community. “Have fun and save lives” is our mission at every single event and I am glad to be a part of Standup for the Cure.” Mike Ferreri KOMO 4 News Sports Director
- Location: Sunset Cove, Lake Sammamish State Park, WA.
- Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Standup Paddleboard Clinic for beginners and SUP Yoga with Lindsay Lambert
- Events: Kid’s race, 5K expert and fun “Sea of Pink” paddle
- Other things to do: Industry Health and Fitness Expo with free risk counseling for Breast Cancer, Live Music, Catered Lunch and Happy Hour with Nine Hats Wine and Georgetown Brewery, SUP lessons and Demos as well as a Sweepstakes Drawing and Silent Auction
- Sponsorships & Expo Space are still available: Contact Dan Van Dyck: [email protected]
***New this year: Evergreen Health will have their 3D Mammogram Bus on site providing Breast Exams for participants who pre-register by calling . 425-899-2831 for appointment
Photo courtesy: Standup for the Cure
About Standup for the Cure
Standup for the Cure is a non-profit, 501c3 formed for the express purpose of raising funds and awareness for early breast cancer detection and treatment while building a healthy, compassionate community. Founded in 2011, Standup for the Cure is fully supported by generous donations from their presenting and title partners and a host of Vendors and Volunteers who take part each year. Standup for the Cure has now raised over $1,300,000 for local beneficiaries including their most recent donation of $70,000 to the Hackley Community Care and the Van Andel Institute in Muskegon from the recent SUFTC Muskegon event.