Our humanity is a gossamer thread that connects us to each other and something beyond ourselves. In my opinion, it's what called to us when the towers fell. It's what calls to us still ever time a hurricane blows, a tornado descends or a child cries. And it must have been part of what called to surfer Sarah Hughen at the start of her mission in 2011. Since that time, Sarah has been surfing every day for women with breast cancer and on April 30, 2012 her journey will end. You are invited to be there when it does. Here are a few more details:
Hughen's Surf Mission
On May 1, 2011 Sarah Hughen started her mission to surf daily, for an entire year, in the hopes of raising funds and awareness for breast cancer. She named her surfboard "pinky" and chronicled the experience on her blog, "A Wave a Day." Those that haven't read her surf blog should do so. It is introspective, informative and inspiring. In it, she describes the areas she surfs in as well as her motivation for continuing on her surf-a-day odyssey. During the course of her journey, she managed to raise well over $10,000 and undoubtedly motivated many. Some of the businesses and organizations that provided sponsorship support during Hughen's journey include Dakine, Billabong, Smart Girls Who Surf and World Minded. All of the money she raised is being donated to the Keep a Breast Foundation. On April 30, 2012 she'll mark the end of her journey with a charity fundraiser that is open to the general public.
The charity fundraiser will be held at Carruth Cellars on South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach, California. It is slated to start at 5 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Attendees will be able to meet Hughen and enjoy good food, refreshments and live entertainment. Two jazzy, soulful, surf bands will be performing. They are the Mattson Two and the Red Fox Tails. A raffle will also take place. Prizes from Dakine, Spy Optics and others will be up for grabs. Admission is $10 and raffle tickets are $5 each. Surfers interested in attending should log onto the event's Facebook page for additional details.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys water sports with her family. She also lost her mother, aunt and grandmother to cancer.
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