June 16, 2013
Rock 2 Rock is a challenging and fun 22-mile course from the Isthmus on Catalina Island to Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. The race, started many years ago by Joe Bark, famed paddleboard shaper, continues under the leadership of George Loren. It is a qualifier for the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Marathon. You can race solo or in a team, traditional or stand-up. Awesome goody bags, pre- and post-race meals, a great finish line venue and the much-anticipated Ocean of Hope raffle of a Bark board — all good reasons to attend! $5 from every competitor’s race fee will be donated to the Alliance.
June 1, 2013
Waterman’s Applied Science sponsors Paddle for Humanity, with races across the U.S. http://paddleforhumanity.org/ The Sarcoma Alliance is proud that Waterman’s has chosen us as one of its charity partners. At each race, we can distribute information and sell gear. If paddlers designate us as their favorite charity, we will get 20 percent of their registration fee. Net proceeds from the events also will be divided among the charity partners.
The results of the races will be applied to World Paddle Association (WPA) rankings. But there also will be an event for anyone who wants to try paddleboarding. Read more on the Deerfield Beach event. In addition to paddleboarders who will register for us, the Alliance is looking for volunteers who will staff a table there and at the other events. We want to inform the public and make a welcoming space for anyone whose life has been affected by sarcoma. Read more on our blog.
March 23, 2013
Celebrate our Ocean of Hope team, with food and drink from the Kona Brewing Company. “Decade of Dominance,” a film about champion paddleboarder Jamie Mitchell, will be shown.
All proceeds will go to Hand in Hand: the Suzanne R. Leider Memorial Assistance Fund, which gives grants to help cover the costs of getting a second opinion.
Ocean of Hope (O2H) is the Alliance’s largest fundraiser and consists of a series of paddleboard and outrigger-canoe races. http://o2handthepoweroftheocean3.eventbrite.com/?ref=etckt
March 3, 2013
What started as a friendly competition between two lifeguards in the cold waters off Cabrillo Beach has turned into a yearly race that brings paddleboards, SUPs, outrigger canoes, kayaks and surf skis together to compete in a 4-mile course around the breakwall. The event is free, but parking is $7. Ocean of Hope team members will have a table at registration where you can buy T-shirts, gear and raffle tickets for a San Pedro Surf and Sport surfboard or a Joe Bark paddleboard. All proceeds will go to Hand in Hand: The Suzanne Renée Leider Memorial Assistance Fund, which helps sarcoma patients get a second opinion from an expert.
Volunteers will start setting up the table at 7 a.m., and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. There will be food and drink before the race as well as afterward at a reception between 10-11 a.m. The winner of the surfboard will be announced; the paddleboards will be awarded later in the season.
September 8, 2012
First held in 1959, the Catalina Crossing is the ultimate outrigger-canoe race in California. Teams from all over the state, plus Canada, Hawaii, Guam and Japan, come to compete in the two-day event. Women, junior and coed teams race from Newport Beach to Avalon on Saturday, and men and master coed teams race back on Sunday. Ocean of Hope team members from Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club raise money through their own fundraising pages each year. Click on the link below to meet the team and to donate. http://www.socaloutrigger.org/champs/ http://www.lanakilaocc.com/Sponsors.html
June 2, 2012
Hennessey’s Taverns of California hosts Hennessey’s SUP & Paddleboard Racing Series. This event will have a pro course of 6, 8 or 9 miles, depending on the board class, plus a 4-mile fun course. Many Ocean of Hope team members will compete.
The race will start and finish adjacent to the Doheny Main Lifeguard Tower. Courses will be set using GPS and may change based on prevailing weather conditions. Elite races are anticipated to be beach start and beach finish, but may change per surf and tide conditions. Recreational races are anticipated to be water start and beach finish, but may change per surf and tide conditions.
April 28, 2012
In 2012 Waterman’s Applied Science is sponsoring four races throughout the United States for the paddleboard community and at each venue is partnering with a few select non profits to spread their message and to help them raise funds. The Sarcoma Alliance is proud that Waterman’s has chosen us as one of the charities at their Dana Point race. To learn more about this wonderful event visit – http://paddleforhumanity.org/
March 22, 2012 – March 23, 2012
Rio’s Brazilian Cafe will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Sarcoma Alliance. New sunflower cards by Austin artist Mark Goad will be sold, along with jewelry. Happy hour with free food and drinks.
March 12, 2012 – March 14, 2012
Singer/songwriter/producer and cancer survivor Charlie Lustman has completed the first pop record about a cancer experience. Charlie’s battle with osteosarcoma in his jaw bone didn’t stop him from creating his inspiring collection of uplifting and emotional pop songs.
The album entitled, MADE ME NUCLEAR, is available at MadeMeNuclear.com. He has performed his songs across the United States raising awareness about sarcoma and the Sarcoma Alliance. Please check back to see venues where Charlie will be performing in 2012.