B4BC’s Eight Annual Skate the Lake Presented by Tahoe Longboards took place last Saturday, Aug. 18 in North Lake Tahoe and was a great success Over 85 participants pushed for prevention and collectively fundraised over $10K!
Participants included Tahoe residents from near and friends from afar to encourage people to come together and show one way of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Some who joined in the fun were pushing in honor of loved ones who have battled breast cancer, and others participated because they believe in B4BC’s mission of spreading the importance of early detection + active living as the best means of prevention. B4BC was proud to extend its support to the local survivor community through a $2,500 donation to the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center in Truckee.
A special THANK YOU to all who fundraised including top (3) fundraisers:
1. Randy Scheidt – Valley Springs, CA
2. Arnie DePietro – Valley Springs, CA
3. Araseli Lopez – Sunnyvale, CA
A great big THANK YOU as well to our following sponsors for their support: presenting sponsor Tahoe Longboards, GoPro, Sun Bum, Mamasake, New Belgium, Hartline Construction, Hurley, Paul Mitchell, Woodward Tahoe, Tahoe Dave’s and The Alley.
To kick off Breast Cancer Prevention month, B4BC’s second yearly longboard-a-thon, Skate the Coast, will take place in Southern California on Sept. 29 and will consist of an 18-mile course that will run from the Santa Monica Pier to the Redondo Beach Pier.
For more info about how you can get involved with B4BC’s year-round fundraisers, events and educational programs, visit www.b4bc.org.
PHOTOS // For more Skate the Lake photos please visit our Instagram (Follow @B4BC) and check out Allison Smith’s amazing shots from the day at Facebook.com/AnchoredInPhotography
85 participants pushed 28-miles for prevention w/ us on Sat. August 18, 2012
(L-R) B4BC’s Blair Young w/ local beneficiary Martha Simon from the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and Skate the Lake co-founder, Curt Sterner.
Top Fundraisers (R-L) 1. Randy Scheidt 2. Arnie DePietro 3. Araseli Lopez
Annual participant, Jason Knight, and son push along the meadows!
8-year old, Ronen, pushed all day long in honor of grandmother who is a recent cancer survivor (pictured w/ mother Jill).