April 30, 2012
WHAT: UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Hosts Survivor Beach
Hundreds of surfers, cancer survivors and supporters will try to create a record-breaking line of surfboards as symbol of their support for the ongoing battle against cancer.
WHEN: 8 to 10 a.m., Sunday, June 10
WHERE: Beginning at Scripps Pier and continuing down La Jolla Shores. For directions, please visit survivorbeach.eventbrite.com.
GROUND: Beginning at Scripps Pier and continuing down La Jolla Shores, participants will place their boards in the sand, nose-to-tail, to show their support for the ongoing battle against cancer at the sixth annual Survivor Beach, hosted by the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Last year, 200 people made a surfboard line of 1,674 feet—more than five football fields long. This year, organizers of the event hope to top that length, which will require more than 180 surfboards. The person to bring the most surfboards for the line-up will receive a special prize. Heali’i’s Polynesian Revue will perform authentic dances as part of the program, and Rob Mehl will sing original, surf-inspired songs. Survivor Beach participants will receive commemorative souvenirs and have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 19th annual UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Luau and Longboard Invitational, which will take place Sunday, August 19. The event is free and open to the public; please register at survivorbeach.eventbrite.com.
CONTACT: Jade Griffin 858-822-5309 or firstname.lastname@example.org