2012 Paddle 4 Cancer – Downtown Portland here we come

The Annual Paddle 4 Cancer is coming to Portlandia September 1, 2012

Athletes for Cancer is taking this year’s Paddle 4 Cancer to downtown Portland, Oregon, on the Willamette River. This annual test of physical and mental endurance, challenge, and fun will benefit Athletes for Cancer’s Survivorship Program.

Director Tonia Farman, on moving the event from the Columbia River Gorge:

“We can’t wait to bring this event to Portland! The eclectic culture, growing paddling community, and passion for health and environment is a great fit for Paddle 4 Cancer. The setting, surrounded by the city and all its bridges, provides great visibility for spectators and a unique urban paddling experience. And, it’s a cool city!”

This year we are opening up participation to SUP, paddleboards, and kayaks. There will be great prizes, great Pacific Northwest food, live music, a Boards of Hope auction and other fun activities planned!  The Willamette River offers a friendly setting for all levels of paddlers to participate.

Having raised over $250,000 for cancer programs up and down the west coast since its first year, Athletes for Cancer’s SUP 4 Cancer and Kiteboarding 4 Cancer events have blended the health and passion of the action sport community with the needs of the cancer care community for an amazing benefit.

The 2012 Paddle 4 Cancer will benefit Athletes for Cancer’s SUP & Surf Survivorship Program for adolescents and young adults with cancer. Cancer turns life upside down physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Athletes for Cancer empowers cancer fighters and survivors to find healing and life-renewal in the surf and snow environments through surfing, standup paddling, outrigger canoeing, and snowboarding. A4C’s goal is to transform survivor outlook on life, empower them to find confidence to thrive, succeed and inspire others facing cancer to do the same. Watch it here:

Athletes for Cancer is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, IRS tax ID #42-1737854. We fund our programs and charities solely through tax-deductible contributions from private individuals, corporations and foundations. Please contact Tonia Farman, tonia at athletes4cancer.org for sponsorship opportunities.

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