The 7th Annual Standup for the Cure kicked off in Newport Beach over the weekend with nearly 1,000 participants, 39 of whom were cancer survivors. Paddlers included men, women, locals, folks from out of state and even five women who traveled all the way from Hungary.
Each brought with them their own unique story of how cancer has touched their lives in some form or another. SUP Magazine caught up with ten individuals and asked them what brought them to the event and why it was so meaningful to them. Here's what they had to say.