Seattle WA, August 14, 2019 – As Standup for the Cure 501c3 writes fundraising checks to Susan G. Komen Orange County, and Hackley Community Care in Michigan they are preparing to bring their unique event to the Pacific Northwest for the 3rd year. After eight successful years, Standup for the Cure announces Standup for the Cure Seattle, presented by KOMO 4 News, to benefit Susan G. Komen Puget Sound. The team, led by Executive Director Dan Van Dyck, will be hosting the event at Lake Sammamish State Park on August 24, 2019 as the third location in a series of nationwide events aimed at expanding Standup for the Cure’s mission to raise money and awareness for early breast cancer detection, research, treatment and education.   

“Standup for the Cure’s focus is to introduce non-paddlers to the healthy lifestyle of standup paddling, while building a supportive community bound by the desire to rid the world of breast cancer,” stated Executive Director Dan Van Dyck. 

The Standup for the Cure event features instruction from top paddleboard experts as well as breast cancer risk counseling, live music with The Wet City Rockers and a health and fitness expo.  Attendees will also enjoy a great festival with catered lunch by Trapper’s Sushi.  KOMO 4 News, KOMO Newsradio, STAR 101.5 and 570 KVI, Standup for the Cure’s media sponsors, lead the visionary family of partners, which includes Premera Blue Cross and Deloitte Digital (Gold Sponsors), Auto Nation, Cascade Mountain Tech (Silver Sponsors), Georgetown Brewery, Maui Jim, Nine Hats Wine and Ivar’s Restaurant (Supporting Sponsors)

Paris Jackson of KOMO 4 Morning News and Carleen Johnson of KOMO Newsradio will be leading fundraising teams for the event.

“I’ve been a part of Standup for the Cure for 3 years. Every time I attend an event, I am blown away by the Organizations commitment to overall health, breast cancer awareness, standup paddling and community. “Have fun and save lives” is our mission at every single event and I am glad to be a part of Standup for the Cure.” Mike Ferreri KOMO 4 News Sports Director

Online Registration is now open at Click here to support Seattle Standup for the Cure 2019 by STANDUP FOR THE CURE

Event Details:

·       Location: Sunset Cove, Lake Sammamish State Park, WA.

·       Date:  Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

·       Standup Paddleboard Clinic for beginners and SUP Yoga with Lindsay Lambert

·       Events:  Kid’s race, 5K expert and fun “Sea of Pink” paddle

·       Other things to do:  Industry Health and Fitness Expo with free risk counseling for Breast Cancer, Live Music, Catered Lunch and Happy Hour with Nine Hats Wine and Georgetown Brewery, SUP lessons and Demos as well as a Sweepstakes Drawing and Silent Auction

·       Sponsorships & Expo Space are still available: Contact Dan Van Dyck:


***New this year: Evergreen Health will have their 3D Mammogram Bus on site providing Breast Exams for participants who pre-register by calling . 425-899-2831 for appointment

In support of the fight against breast cancer, participants can sign up as a team or individual through the Crowdrise website at  More information and event details can be found at:

, via Twitter at @StandUp4TheCure, and on Facebook @StandUpfortheCure.

About Standup for the Cure

Standup for the Cure is a non-profit, 501c3 formed for the express purpose of raising funds and awareness for early breast cancer detection and treatment while building a healthy, compassionate community. Founded in 2011, Standup for the Cure is fully supported by generous donations from their presenting and title partners and a host of Vendors and Volunteers who take part each year. Standup for the Cure has now raised over $1,300,000 for local beneficiaries including their most recent donation of $70,000 to the Hackley Community Care and the Van Andel Institute in Muskegon from the recent SUFTC Muskegon event.

About Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

Susan G. Komen Puget Sound is dedicated to combating breast cancer on every front. Komen Puget Sound was founded by local volunteers in 1993. Through the community’s generosity, Komen Puget Sound has given more than $33 million to fund breast cancer screenings, patient support and medical research to prevent and cure, helping tens of thousands of local, low-income women receive services critical to early detection and survival. At least 25 percent of net income supports global breast cancer research to better diagnose, treat and ultimately cure breast cancer. To learn more about Komen Puget Sound, please visit or follow us on Facebook (, Twitter (@KomenPugetSound) or Instagram (

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the U.S. government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $988 million in research and provided more than $2.2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs. Komen has worked in more than 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at