LAKE TAHOE — Boarding for Breast Cancer, aka B4BC, will host the Eighth Annual Skate the Lake Presented by Tahoe Longboards on Aug. 18 and the Sixth Annual Skate the Coast presented by Sun Bum on Sept. 29.
B4BC will dedicate funds raised by the dual events for the B4BC Survivorship Fund, which connects breast cancer survivors with health and wellness experiences in order to enhance their path of healing and longterm survivorship. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will be granted to local nonprofits in Lake Tahoe and L.A. County that support the Survivorship Fund's mission.
Since its inception, both Skate the Lake and Skate the Coast have attracted more than 1,000 participants who have fundraised over $75,000 in support of advocating an active lifestyle and raising awareness and funds for B4BC's educational programs.
“Events like Skate the Lake and Skate the Coast are at the very heart of B4BC,” said Erika Seward, executive director of B4BC. “Communities come together to have fun and honor loved ones,with a lot of love and laughter. It's all a part of promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, against the beautiful backdrops of Lake Tahoe and the Pacific. This year, we are thrilled to be able to support local breast cancers survivors with our Survivorship Fund.”
Skate the Lake will once again return to North Lake Tahoe where the event has taken place every year since 2004. The longboard-a-thon course runs along a 28-mile portion of North Lake Tahoe, beginning and ending at the Heritage Plaza in Tahoe City from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m. There will be a post party featuring live music, food, drinks and more.
On Sunday, Aug. 19, the first-ever Stand Up for Survivors will take place, inviting breast cancer survivors and the community to participate in stand-up paddleboard demos and wellness activities.
The registration party will be held on Aug. 17 at Heritage Plaza from noon to sunset. Each participant must fundraise a minimum of $50 to register and will also receive a T-shirt, goody bag and two raffle tickets. Learn more about how to get involved with Skate the Lake at www.StayClassy.com/SkateTheLake.