SURFING FOR A CURE
We have been “Surfing for a Cure” since 1993 and have raised more than $5 million for cancer research. Advancements in early detection and new treatments over the past decade have been able to reduce the number of deaths annually from cancer by 16 percent.
However, cancer is still the second leading cause of death in the United States. One out of four deaths in the United States is due to cancer, and one in three people will have cancer at some point in their lives. This year approximately 1.4 million people will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 150,000 individuals will be diagnosed in California alone.
There is still a significant amount of research that needs to be done in the fight against cancer. Continued support of cancer research gets us one more step closer to a cure.
The funds raised at the Luau & Longboard Invitational support the mission of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for those fighting cancer. We are grateful to all those in the community who have come together in the “Aloha Spirit” to surf for a cure and support the fight against cancer.
More than just a friendly greeting, aloha also means kindness, unity, humility and patience. So, we ask you to join us in the aloha spirit to surf for a cure because together we are stronger than one – together we can find a cure – together we can take the giant leap to eradicating cancer.Thank you to our 2008-2012 Luau & Longboard Invitational’s title sponsor, Pfizer La Jolla.