The beach of La Jolla Shores will be home to a possible record-breaking line of surfboards on June 10, as hundreds of cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and surfers gather together in solidarity in the fight to "wipe out" cancer.
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center’s 6th annual Survivor Beach will include a line of surfboards along the shore, nose-to-tail, from Scripps Pier down La Jolla Shores, in a stunning visual display. Last year, the line reached more than five football field lengths.
Sponsored by biotechnology company Genentech, Survivor Beach is free and open to the public. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
This event is an attempt to bring the community together in honor of all individuals who have fought against cancer and to show support for the research that will help make more cancer patients survivors.
In addition to the record-breaking attempt, speakers will share their inspirational stories about fighting cancer, local musician Rob Mehl will sing original, surf-inspired songs and Heali’i’s Polynesian Revue will perform authentic dances. The person or group to bring the most surfboards for the Survivor Beach line-up will receive a special prize. Participants will also have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the annual UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Luau and Longboard Invitational, which will take place Aug. 19.