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Surfing for Life Foundation Moves Confidently into 2013

| posted on April 01, 2013


(April 1, 2013) SANTA BARBARA, CA. The Surfing for Life Foundation continues traveling to surf shops around the country to talk about the importance of being pro-active in the fight against cancer. Tom Brown, executive director of the Surfing for Life Foundation, sends his heartfelt thanks to all of the many supporters around the globe who continue sending notes of support, encouragement and gratitude. SFL continues to move forward with their mission of bringing cancer awareness to the surfing community.

The challenge of running a grassroots non-profit is getting the word out and fundraising. The Surfing for Life Foundation’s retail partners have been doing both, distributing the wristbands to the surfing community and sharing SFL’s mission to educate. The Surfing for Life Foundation is thankful to have retail partners with a personal commitment to the cause.

This past quarter the Surfing for Life Foundation traveled up and down the California coast from San Francisco to San Diego. Along the way they welcomed two Santa Cruz surf shops to the list of donors, Noland’s on the Wharf and Covewater SUP. The San Diego region welcomed Bird’s Surf Shed, Surfy Surfy, and Progression Surf to the expanding list of shops. “We’re stoked to announce the addition of surfers Gary Elkerton, Felipe Pomar, and Hawaiian big wave rider Jamie Sterling to our list of ambassadors helping to spread the cause”, states Brown.

The recipients for the first quarter are the following five nonprofit charities:
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
Boarding for Breast Cancer
Sansum Oncology Clinic
First Descents
Livestrong

Surfing for Life Foundation is a grassroots 100% surfer-driven 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our mission: bringing cancer awareness to the surfing community with an emphasis on diet, exercise and positive thinking. One wristband at a time…
For more information regarding the Surfing for Life Foundation and how you can help, contact Tom at surfjunky@cox.net or visit the SFL website at http://www.surfingforlife.org/