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Surfing for Life Foundation Stays the Course For 2014

| posted on March 26, 2014
The crew at Ola’a Banana Company (Kea”au, Hawaii ) sporting their Surfing for Life wristbands

The crew at Ola’a Banana Company (Kea”au, Hawaii ) sporting their Surfing for Life wristbands

The Surfing for Life Foundation continues its efforts in spreading cancer awareness to the surfing
community. It has just released its list of charity recipients for the first quarter of 2014. Four times a
year the Santa Barbara-California based non-profit organization, Surfing for Life Foundation, donates
money to various cancer organizations around the country. “We are thrilled to have assisted 13
different charities during the past 2 years of operation. These charities share a similar philosophy to
ours in bringing cancer awareness to the surfing community”, states founder Tom Brown. “Cancer
continues to affect everyone. It is our mission to help raise awareness about being proactive against the
disease”.

Through the generosity of surf shops around the country the Surfing for Life Foundation is able to
offer assistance to other cancer charities. The Surfing for Life Foundation is pleased to announce
the following distribution for the 1st quarter ending March 31, 2014. Each of these organizations will
receive a donation made possible by surfers, surf shops, and individuals supporting our mission:

Boarding for Breast Cancer

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

Santa Barbara Cancer Center

First Descents

The Surfing for Life Foundation was started in 2008 following Tom Brown’s diagnosis of stage IV colon
cancer. He is a firm believer in taking action on the front end. “Many people do not know that 90%
of cancers are curable if caught in the early stages. If we are proactive we can help control our own
outcome”, states Brown. “This is why we do what we do”. Over the past two years, the Surfing for Life
Foundation has raised more than $20,000.00 in the fight against cancer. There are currently 18,000
surfers wearing blue Surfing for Life wristbands. The wristbands are distributed in 220 surf shops in 26
countries around the world.

Support for the foundation continues to grow. A partial list of surf shops distributing the wristbands
include; (California) E.T, Spyder, Surf Concepts, Dive N’ Surf, ZJ’s Boarding House, Encinitas Surf Shop,
Bird’s Surf Shed, Patagonia, O’Neills, Mollusk, Dewey Weber, Hansens, Surf Ride, Surf N’ Wear, Aqua,
and Channel Islands. (Hawaii) distributors include Quiksilver (Haleiwa), Turtle Bay Resort, Ola’a Banana
Company, and North Shore Surf Shed.

“To every one of you who is making a difference, who is daily delivering the message of checkups,
nutrition, well-being and love: to all of you, a heartfelt thanks,” concludes Brown. “Without you,
Surfing for Life Foundation could not have accomplished what we did. I pledge to make 2014 an even
bigger year for spreading awareness about cancer ONE WRISTBAND AT A TIME…”

For more information regarding the Surfing for Life Foundation and how you can help, contact Tom
Brown at surfingforlifefoundation@gmail.com or visit their website at http://www.surfingforlife.org/

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