Standup for the Cure Holds Inaugural Atlanta Event to benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and Support Local Women Needing Breast Health Services
Atlanta, Georgia. – September 30, 2016 – After five successful years, Standup for the Cure, alongside its national sponsor, Ambry Genetics, Hosted the inaugural Standup for the Cure, Atlanta to benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta.
The team, led by National Event Director Dan Van Dyck, brought the successful event series to Lanier Islands Resort on Lake Lanier this past weekend to further Standup for the Cure’s mission to raise money and awareness for early breast cancer detection, research, treatment and education.
“Every one of our events has its’ own character,” stated Event Director Dan Van Dyck “our Atlanta Event may have been small in scale, but we managed to screen 35 participants for breast cancer and added to our continually growing “Ohana” (family). I feel blessed to be able to bring our unique event to communities across the nation.”
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.
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 $820,000 for local affiliates of Susan G. Komen . More information about our organization can be found here: www.suftc.org
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.