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Standup For The Cure Coming To Atlanta In September

Standup to help cure breast cancer in Georgia

Standup for the Cure Announces Inaugural Atlanta Event to benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and Support Local Women Needing Breast Health Services

After five successful years, Standup for the Cure, alongside its national sponsor, Ambry Genetics, announce Standup for the Cure, Atlanta to benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. The team, led by National Event Director Dan Van Dyck, will be hosting the event at Lanier Islands Resort on Lake Lanier on September 24, 2016 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 Event Director Dan Van Dyck.

The Standup for the Cure Event features instruction from top international paddleboard experts as well as breast cancer screening, live music, and a health and fitness expo. Attendees will also enjoy a great festival with catered lunch and beverages. Ambry Genetics, Standup for the Cure’s national sponsor, leads the visionary family of partners which includes West Marine Products (Gold Sponsor), Maui Jim (Gold Sponsor) and Cobian Footwear.

“We were thrilled with the past success of Standup for the Cure and hope our Atlanta event can match the results from Muskegon and Newport Beach” said Cati Diamond Stone, Executive Director of Komen Atlanta. “Accurate and timely screening is vital for identifying breast cancer at an early stage, when it is most treatable. Between the local screening programs we’ll fund with the money raised and the exams happening right on site, this event really is a lifesaver! We’re honored that Standup for the Cure has chosen Atlanta for one of its national stops.” Online Registration is now open at http://StandupAtlanta.org.

Event Details:

Location: Lanier Island Resort, Buford, Georgia

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For Beginners: Standup Paddleboard Clinic for beginners with Shelby Schweitzer
Events: Kid’s race, 5K expert and Fun “Sea of Pink” paddle
Other things to do: Industry Expo, Health Expo with free screenings for Breast Cancer, Live Music, Catered Lunch and Happy Hour, SUP lessons and Demos as well as a Sweepstakes Drawing and Silent Auction
Sponsorships & Expo Space is still available: Contact Dan Van Dyck: dvandyck1@gmail.com

In support of the fight against breast cancer, participants can sign up as a team or individual through the Crowdrise website at Http://StandupAtlanta.org. More information and event details can be found at: http://suftc.org, via Twitter at @StandUp4TheCure, and on Facebook @StandUpfortheCure.
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, research and treatment. 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 $810,000 for local affiliates of Susan G. Komen including their most recent donation of $75,000 to the Michigan Affiliate from the Muskegon, MI SUFTC.

Susan G. Komen® Greater Atlanta 
Metro Atlanta women are dying of breast cancer more often than women in the U.S. as a whole. Komen Atlanta is changing this statistic by fighting breast cancer on two fronts: at home by providing breast health and breast cancer services for those who cannot afford them, and globally through cutting edge research to find cures. Komen Atlanta has raised more than $44 million since its inception in 1991, with 75 percent of net funds staying in Metro Atlanta to save lives locally and 25 percent of net funds funding research to save lives all over the world. Komen Atlanta is part of the national Susan G. Komen organization, the largest private funder in the fight against breast cancer. For more information visit KomenAtlanta.org.

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