Paddling For 24 Straight Hours To Fight Cancer March 26, 2015 13:57

Monster And Sea, A West Coast Clothing Company, Is Organizing A 24 Hour Relay-style Paddle This April To Benefit Families Who Have Been Effected By Cancer.

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Over goes the hand, banging, searching for that sliver of a button called snooze. Genius design really. By the time you find it, you are beyond rolling back over for just a few more minutes.

The beautiful thing about the water is that you don’t need a clock. Somehow dawn takes on a whole new meaning. You want to be up – first in and last out.

Monster and Sea was inspired by a morning on the water when there wasn’t much left. Mentally drained from all that cancer brought into my family. Honestly, didn’t know what to do.

In those moments when you are at the end of yourself, things can become very clear. Give back. Make use of the skills you have to do some good and help. Create a brand that inspires people to celebrate being alive, being healthy and being able to step outside and go where the day takes them.

So how do you start? It’s simple. Go. Don’t waste another second reading or wondering or searching for the snooze. Grab the coffee, put the boards up and go. Go because you can.

What: A 24 hr relay style paddle – 6 paddlers in teams of two swapping out every hour. Will be a total of 40 miles for each paddler.

Why:  To raise funds for families arm wrestling with Cancer. And to inspire people to get out and go because being healthy is a precious thing.
Where: Lake Union (Urban Surf)  Seattle Washington.
When: Start April 4th, 7a.m and finish April 5 at 7 a.m.
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The Paddlers:
Beau Whitehead: Arguably one of the most well known paddlers here in the PNW. But that is only a small part of the story.
His job is all about putting others first – a protector and helper of those in need. Quick with a smile and a how can I help – Cancer isn’t going to know what hit it.
Simon Whitfield: No stranger to the big stage. He understands what it means to be focused and dedicated to a goal. But once you have had the chance to meet him you quickly learn more. Gifted with the ability to motivate with kindness, laughter and a smile – be prepared for a life time friend.
Renick Woods: Humble, strong, loving, and a heart for helping others only matched in size by his smile.
Spencer Slaven: A motor. Always on. Always humble and hard working. Pretty sure he would give you his right arm if it came off.
Graison Polenda: The youngest of the crew but don’t let it fool you. His heart is huge and his love of helping others is huge-R.
Me.
As one person it is difficult to make a difference. But as a community. That is a different story. Cancer won’t know what hit it.

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