West Marine Sponsors 3rd Annual Standup for the Cure

Proceeds from paddleboard event support Susan G. Komen of Miami/Ft. Lauderdale; attendees can enter West Marine’s social media contest to win a SUP package


Watsonville, CA, November,10, 2016 –West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, will sponsor the 3rd Annual Standup for the Cure Saturday, November 12, being held at the Miami Yacht Club. All proceeds from the day will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Participants in this popular stand-up paddleboard (SUP) event have the opportunity to have fun on the water while also helping save lives.

West Marine will have paddleboard specialists on site for the event. Additional highlights include SUP races, live music, silent auction, giveaways, food and refreshments, and a free SUP jersey to all who attend. There also will be doctors and nurses on site to conduct free breast cancer screenings. The best part is that for every $125 raised for Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, an uninsured local woman will receive a potentially life-saving breast exam.

Fun photo ops will be available for eventgoers at the West Marine booth. Attendees are encouraged to drop by, take a photo with silly props and upload it to their favorite social media accounts to enter for a chance to win a Jimmy Styks 11’ Scout Paradise SUP package, valued at $899.

In addition to the photo/social media contest, West Marine also is providing a fantastic prize for the event’s silent auction: A Jimmy Styks 10’6” Scout Seeker Inflatable SUP package valued at nearly $600.

“West Marine is elated to continue our sponsorship of the very popular Standup for the Cure events and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help eradicate breast cancer,” says Laura Barry, West Marine Senior Marketing Manager. “It’s a great feeling to know that helping to bring the sport of paddling to everyone — from beginners to experts — also will raise money to help so many Miami- and Ft. Lauderdale-area residents in need.”

“We’re so thrilled to once again have West Marine’s support for Standup for the Cure,” says Dan Van Dyck, National Events Director for Standup for the Cure. “The fun factor they provide onsite draws great crowds, and it helps us create more awareness around and raise more funds to support this extremely important cause. We thank West Marine for its participation in this incredible event.”

For more information, or to register for the event, visit the Stand Up for the Cure website, or find great formation about all the latest SUPs, paddling gear and apparel by visiting westmarine.com/stand-up-paddleboards.


About West Marine
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