FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dawn Hamilton, KHPR
Surf for Awareness Contest Benefiting B4BC Returns to San O Aug. 9
Los Angeles, Calif., July 10, 2008 Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) Board Member Una Baker and Western Surfing Association (WSA) announce the return of Surf for Awareness, a surf contest to promote breast cancer awareness. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, August 9, 2008 from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at San Onofre State Beach, Trail Six. Proceeds from the event will benefit B4BC, the leading non-profit, youth-focused breast cancer awareness foundation that teaches young people the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle.
This year’s surf for awareness event will be extremely exciting. The wonderful turnout and success from last year has generated so much interest in B4BC. Therefore, we are going to do a full day event this year to accommodate all the surfers that want to be apart of the day,” states Una Baker, event creator, breast cancer survivor and B4BC board member.
The event features 19 divisions from elementary to adult for men, women and children, and includes a very special breast cancer survivor heat. The fun-filled day will also feature appearances by special guest professional surfers and live raffles throughout the day with items such as surfboards, skateboards, bicycles and gear.
Registration is $55, however, participants are encouraged to contribute and/or raise $50 or more to benefit the B4BC foundation. Competitors that raise at least $50 will receive a free raffle ticket and the top three fundraisers will receive special prizes. Registration and donations can be done directly through active.com by entering B4BC in the search box.
Direct link to register is http://www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm
And direct link to donate is http://www.active.com/donate/surf4awareness2
Special thanks goes out to event sponsors IZZE Beverage Co. Luna Bars, Arrowhead Water, San Clemente Times, Pipes Caf, Western Surfing Association.
About Western Surfing Association
The Western Surfing Association (WSA) is the oldest amateur surfing association in the world. The WSA, established in 1959, is a California non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting and preserving the sport of surfing through fun, family oriented surf competitions. For more information on the WSA, please visit http://www.SurfWSA.org. WSA is the official West Coast member organization of Surfing America. WSA members can earn entry in the Surfing America US Championships and Team Trials.
About Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC)
Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a nonprofit, youth-focused education, awareness and fundraising foundation designed to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle. Boarding for Breast Cancer was inspired by Monica Steward, who started her battle with breast cancer at the age of 26.