2018 Monster & Sea "24" Morro Bay

$4,800 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 1 month
The 2018 Monster & Sea 24hr Paddle: MORRO BAY 4/14/18 - 4/15/18

We're at it again!!

This year on April 14th, we're starting the 24hr paddle at Coleman Beach at 0800. We'll paddle all day, through the night, and into the morning to finish at 0800 on the 15th. We have set a goal to help six families on the Central Coast.

Last year our Morro Bay Paddle Team surpassed our $6000 goal by raising $7000 with the help of several generous donors! We were able to help seven local Central Coast families struggling with cancer. We delivered an envelopes containing $1000 each to SEVEN families! All donations stay local.

A little history...

About three years ago, a team of six stand up paddlers from the Pacific Northwest set out on a benevolent mission…their goal, to raise money for families dealing with cancer. Medical expenses are not the only burden a family has to bear when cancer rears it’s terrible head. Expenses from travel back and forth to appointments and treatments, food and lodging near specialty centers, childcare, loss of work and income…the list alone is overwhelming.

With the support of their community, the six paddlers delivered seven envelopes to seven families dealing with cancer. Each envelope contained two things: $1000 and a short note in a card. You may ask how does one deliver an envelope filled with $1000 to someone they may have never even met? As Troy Nebeker, founder of Monster & Sea and the M&S 24hr paddle describes,“Very simple. A knock on the door, slide it under and walk away. The card inside tells the story…it reads,“There is a community of people who are fighting for you. Our hope is this will give you a moment of peace in this crazy time.” - Lots of love from the Monster and Sea community.
Troy Nebeker, a man with many talents and a heart filled with goodness has gathered the paddling community together to go because we can, and give because we can. Troy started Monster & Sea, an ocean and paddleboard centered apparel company that donates money through sales to families dealing with cancer. Troy and his family have been in the trenches and on the frontline of the cancer battlefield but were able to find strength and healing through the sea. The Monster & Sea battle cry is #GoBecauseYouCan. Google it, check it on the M&S siteInstagram , see it on Facebook …it’s real, live and happening every day.

Last year, starting at 0800 on April 15th and ending at 0800 on April 16th, 22 paddle teams of 6 paddlers, simultaneously embarked on a 24hr paddle in various parts of North America. Seattle and 21 satellite locations including Morro Bay, Santa Cruz, Newport Beach, Vancouver & Ontario Canada, Cayman Islands, and many others hosted the 24hr paddle and raised $145,000! That's 145 envelopes going to 145 families struggling with cancer!!!

This year there will be many more - six person - paddle teams across the North America and other parts of the globe.

Each location will have three rotating two-person paddle crews throughout the day, night, and into next the morning. They will paddle in solidarity to help some warriors realize they are not alone in their battle.

Cancer, we are here and we won’t back down…ever.

Please assist us in helping others.


Teddy Borja
Morro Bay-Paddle Team Captain

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In the past few days we’ve made leaps and bounds toward reaching our $6000 goal! At just now inside 30 days from the start of the paddle, Team Morro Bay is at 1/3 of our fundraising goal. We have been posting flyers, sending emails, and spreading the word on social medial. By reaching our goal we can get an envelope and 1k each into the lives of six families battling it out with cancer. Thank you for your continual love and support.
- Monster & Sea “24” Team Morro Bay
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A word from Monster & Sea owner, Troy Nebeker:

"Hello my friends,

We have been using gofundme for the past 4 years because it is well managed, safe and encouraging. They also are very proactive in making sure campaigns are up front with their friends and donors.

A few questions they pose and want to make sure everyone knows about.

1. How are you related to the parties you're raising funds for? - Monster and Sea is a community who's goal is to inspire and help. 1 - 3 people will be directly affected by cancer. While not related to these people our goal as a community is to help these people.

2. A clear statement that you will be withdrawing the funds and delivering them. - As donations start to come in we withdraw them and start filling envelopes for delivery. They don't sit around for long and we make sure to keep you involved in the deliveries via instagram and FB.

This journey has been amazing thanks to you and your heart for helping.

Year four is already proving to be amazing.

Thank you so much.

2018 Monster & Sea "24"
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Thanks to the help of generous donors we are now at 25% of our goal. That's halfway to filling the second envelope!
Monster & Sea "24" Team Morro Bay
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Sending love to the Juarez family. We remember Pat’s strength and smiles during her battle.
Special tribute collage by Sandi Twist
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