Stand Up With Alina! No One Fights Cancer Alone

"I'm not just gonna sit here. I'm freaking fighting this thing." - Alina Iofciu
If you've encountered Alina, you immediately recognize the focus and spirit reflected in her perspective. A sudden and critical Stage IV rectal cancer diagnosis in January 2022 has spun this independent, fierce and powerful woman into a position she's not used to--being the receiver.
For years, Alina has loyally poured her time and energy into showing up for her people - not just friends, but strangers as well. She's been a powerhouse teammate for our community's long-running Kiteboard 4 Cancer  and Monster and Sea 24-Hour Paddle for Cancer events. Her meticulous attention, enthusiasm, and dependability have given life-changing support to others who are suffering.

In addition to supporting non-profit causes, Alina has been instrumental behind the scenes of some of the biggest paddle races in the Pacific NW, including the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge   and Round the Rock SUP Race . With over a decade of producing competitive and corporate events for Fortune 500 companies, she's been tireless in creating atmospheres that bring joy and excitement to all. In the last three years, she's embraced the brand-new challenge of pivoting her project management skills into a whole new world, supporting innovative manufacturing in the electric vehicle industry. 

Now, it's our turn. As Alina enters a season of weekly infusions, bills in the mail,  travel, and new treatments, the best gift we can give back to this champion giver is our support. No one deserves a hype squad and boots on the ground more than this kick-ass woman who has shown up over and over again for the rest of us. 

Your donation will directly support Alina - ensuring she can pay medical bills as they arrive, and remain secure in her home with living expenses shored up so she can focus on healing, fighting, and beating cancer in the months ahead.
"At the end of the day, it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished. It's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It's about what you've given back." — Denzel Washington
It's our turn to give back and stand up with Alina! No one fights cancer alone. Donate and share today!
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Dawn Rand
Hood River, OR
Alina Iofciu
Joel Yang
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