2016 Monster&Sea 24hr Paddle MB

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The Monster & Sea 24hr Paddle: MORRO BAY

Almost one year 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 Instagram, see it on Facebook…it’s real, live and happening every day.
This year starting at 0800 on March 26th and ending at 0800 on March 27th, 7 paddle teams of 6 paddlers, will embark simultaneously on a 24hr paddle in various parts of North America. Seattle and six satellite locations including Vancouver, Newport, Ontario, Idaho, North Carolina, and here in Morro Bay will each host this 24hr paddle.
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.

Respectfully,

Teddy Borja
Morro Bay-Paddle Team Captain
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With great pride and a humble sense of accomplishment, this week the Monster & Sea 24 Morro Bay Paddle Team delivered the forth and final envelope. We feel grateful for many reasons centering around "The 24" but the bottom line is this: there were families in need, great people from the community came together, and the families got some much needed relief. When I write "community", I'm talking about the Monster & Sea community made up of donors, paddlers, local businesses, friends, and families that supported the cause and followed the #GoBecauseYouCan motto.
Each family received a card inside the envelope stuffed with cash...the cards were signed,"The Monster & Sea Community".
Thank you for being a part of this!
-TeddyB Monster & Sea 24 Morro Bay Paddle Team Captain
Goal Accomplished!!!
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Envelope #3 was delivered this morning to a beautiful family of four from Los Osos. Mom, dad, and two kids are now able to take a breather in their bare knuckle brawl with cancer. There are many people grateful for your support!
Envelope # 3 delivered! #the24 @monsterandsea
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Envelope #2 was delivered last Friday to a wonderful family of five from Morro Bay. The family is in the trenches of a breast cancer battle and our envelope let them know the Monster & Sea community wanted to lend a hand. Thanks to all of the help from the amazing donors and supporters, this family's burden was lightened and some smiles were seen.
Envelope #2: plain brown and recycled on the outside...heavyweight love and support on the inside.
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A note about envelope #1 and the special family whom received it. Working hard in their professions, the parents of two beautiful toddlers have made personal sacrifices over the years as they aided others in need. Missing birthdays, anniversaries, and several other special life events, these parents have put others above themselves. Then one day, they became the ones in need of help...their 4 year-old little girl was diagnosed with Leukemia. The parents are tough...definition of tough - tough...they have to be. The 4 year-old, well, she's not only tough, but a true warrior. She's going through stuff that would make most adults cower and give up...but she's not...she's a big sister. She plays with her little brother, helps him learn kid things, and does so with a smile.
I feel humbled and honored to have paddled with my team in the 24 and to have delivered this envelope. It serves as a community backed break, a pause, a breath of fresh air in this family's battle.
-TeddyB
Monster & Sea 24hr Cancer Paddle Morro Bay
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JG
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Jim Gray
29 months ago
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For a great man doing great things!

MR
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Morro Bay Realty
29 months ago (Offline Donation)
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In support of the Monster & Sea 24hr Cancer Paddle, the Morro Bay Realty has matched the office agents donations.

KT
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Kathy Taverner
29 months ago
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Great job Stanley & team!

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Anonymous
30 months ago
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JT
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j trotter
30 months ago
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way to go!

SL
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Sharon Lewis
30 months ago
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Thank you to all of you for the Love and Support that we will receive from all of you. Let make Cancer just a word. Good Bless you all.

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