Monster and Sea 24hr Paddle - HR

Thank you to everyone that supported us for the 24 2017. You have helped provide envelopes to 4 families locally in Hood River. We are about to embark on the 24 2018 on April 14-15th - we hope you can join us on this journey and help us support those in need of that love and strength battling cancer.

Cancer is a taker. It wants everything from us - our health our confidence, our families. It is relentless. Statistics say 1 in 3 people will arm wrestle with cancer.
But what about the other 2 people? Our job is to stand in the gap. Fill that void with love, compassion and our ability to GO when our friends can’t.

This is what the 24 is all about. What cancer can’t touch is our spirit, our drive and our will to live every day to its fullest potential. A community of people giving back in a very grass roots way.

The 24 - History
The 24 was created by by Troy Nebeker from Monster and Sea. In the spring of 2015,  6 people in Seattle did a relay paddle for 24 hours to raise funds for families who were dealing with cancer. Their goal was to stuff 5 envelopes with $1000 each, and put those envelopes in the hands of people whose families were dealing with cancer. Through generous donations and support, they blew past their goal and raised over $7000, helping 7 families in the process. Last year in 2016, the 24 grew to 7 groups of paddlers from all across the US and Canada, and as a group we raised a whopping $50,000, helping 50 families, each from the areas the paddles took place.

The 24 is about community
The 24 is not a race. It is designed as an event where a group of friends get together to inspire the community to help families dealing with the chaos of cancer.

Why is it 24hrs?
Because doing an activity for 24hrs is difficult. When you are dealing with cancer it is a 24/7 beast. It takes personal focus and being surrounded by your friends and family to battle and fight. While paddling in no way mimics that battle - focusing with friends, family and community for one purpose is very similar.

How we are going to do it
Our team will kickoff the event and paddle together from Event site at 8am on Saturday April 14th. After that teams of two will be trading off every hour until the event ends at 8am on Sunday April 15th.

What is the goal?
We are not a foundation or a charity - we don’t have red tape. Our goal is a simple one - fill envelopes with donations and get them in the hands of families dealing with the wrecking ball of cancer. It is a chance for us to give back and help make a difference in their lives.

How can you support?
You can support by making a donation, coming out to the event and paddling with us, cheering us on, sharing high fives and hugs, and sharing this link with your family and friends. We will be super stoked by having you there with us and highly encourage you to come by and participate. All forms of support are greatly appreciated.

Please join us:
Location: Hood River Event Site
Start: Saturday April 14th 8:00AM
Finish: Sunday April 15th 8:00 AM

This is a community event - you are all invited to join us - we would all love to see you there!

What if I don't have a board but want to paddle with the group?
Those of you that would like to paddle with us that might not have boards – We will have boards there for you to use courtesy of Big Winds & Hala gear

So bring your layers, spare change, warm clothes!! We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Thank you for joining us and supporting the cause

Monster and Sea Team Hood River
TJ, Bernie, Luke, Coli, Wayne, Russ, Eddy, Alina, & Joel

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