Standup for the Cure Saving Lives in 2017!

Join the growing tribe of support for Stand Up for the Cure's national events supporting women in the early detection of breast cancer.
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Standup for the Cure enters it’s 6th year of raising awareness and money for early Breast Cancer detection all the while growing the sport of standup paddling. 

Standup for the Cure Atlanta GA circle
Standup for the Cure is a circle of HOPE for early breast cancer detection and offering mammograms to women who might otherwise go undetected.

This Pink Rashguard Saves Lives!

Standup for the Cure, now in it’s fifth season, benefits the Orange County affiliate of Susan K. Komen, a breast cancer research and treatment non-profit that offers services to uninsured women.  This event, in over 4 years of running, asks each participant to help in the fundraising by offering them their own fundraiser webpage.  To date, the events have raised over $700,000 for early breast cancer detection, research, treatment education and has helped over 300 participants to obtain life-saving screening on site at the events.  Every $125.00 raised can save a life by enabling women in need access to a mammogram and thereby offering early detection of the disease of breast cancer.

Standup for the Cure yoga
SUFTC offers yoga classes and sup clinics associated with every event often hosting renowned athletes like Zane Schweitzer and Izzy Gomez to teach standup paddling.

The Wave of Hope

In 4 years of running, the Standup for the Cure events have gathered a huge tribe of followers. With thousands of participants and the support of major sponsors,   Standup for the Cure is becoming a nationwide phenomenon.

See event dates for 2017 listed below!

Standup for the Cure Rivera Zane Schweitzer doves
Zane Schweitzer is a regular at SUFTC events as his mother, Shawnee is a co-founder of the tour.

Standup for the Cure Event Dates for 2017

May 6, 2017:  Standup for the Cure, Newport Beach CA
This flagship event is celebrating it’s 6th season of saving lives.  This year, event organizers are adding a new twist – a headline concert in addition to the celebration on the beach.  Keep checking the event website for more detail.

July 8, 2017:  Standup for the Cure, Muskegon MI
This is the third year of hosting the event at Muskegon which has become a Cure favorite due to the passionate community of west Michigan.  They are looking for new partners to bring into the event.  If you know of someone who may be interested, contact National Event Director Dan Van Dyke ( for more info.

August 26, 2017:  Standup for the Cure, Sammamish Lake, Seattle WA
This is SUFTC’s newest event and it is ripe for growth opportunities.  Event directors are already forming strong relationships with passionate SUFTC supporters and new potential paddlers.  Everybody is excited about the new possibilities this event brings to the overall structure of Stand Up for the Cure’s nationwide tour.

Standup for the Cure paddlers in pink108
Take to the water for breast cancer’s early detection and research. Support SUFTC’s efforts today!



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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.