Saturday, August 29, 2009

Raffle for a brand-new paddleboard

There's one day left for the first paddle, but you've got till Sept. 19 to win the second one.

These beautiful boards come courtesy of the Ocean of Hope, with support from paddleboard/
surf/SUP shaper Joe Bark. The photo shows the board we raffled off this winter. The new one will be at the beach tomorrow, and the next is on its way. All proceeds go to the Sarcoma Alliance.

The Ocean of Hope is our team in the Catalina Classic. A board will be raffled off tomorrow at the Classic after-party on Manhattan Beach. The next will be raffled off Saturday, Sept. 19, on Hermosa Beach after the Paddleboard and Lifeguard EXPO. Winners do NOT need to be present to win.

You can get one ticket for $3, 2 for $5, 4 for $10, etc. Send checks to the Sarcoma Alliance, 1714 Havemeyer Lane, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Please include your mailing address so we can get your raffle stubs back to you. We'll announce the winners.

Don't miss this awesome opportunity! You cannot find a better deal anywhere.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ocean of Hope Aug. 30

All of us at the Sarcoma Alliance urge you to donate or volunteer at the Manhattan Beach pier Aug. 30, if you can. Above is a great photo from last year's O2H.

There are two team captains this year: Fred Sardisco represents the paddleboarders, and Aimee Spector represents the outrigger team.
There are about 20 paddleboarders, both men and women, and 29
women on our outrigger canoe team. Since O2H started, it has raised $437,509 to help sarcoma patients.
-- Suzie

ACS recognizes us

I'm thrilled to report that the American Cancer Society has added us to its calendar. It now recognizes July as Sarcoma Awareness Month. And it actually did it in July, but I've been sick, and am just now getting around to announcing it.

Here's just one reason this matters: This week, I was talking to someone at a cancer center who does PR, and I told her how sarcoma nonprofits have agreed on July. She asked if the month had been recognized officially. I had to tell her that I've yet to find a legislator willing to do this. When I said the ACS had recognized us, however, that was good enough for her.
-- Suzie Siegel