Standing in Solidarity at Survivor Beach

Scripps Pier transformed into a place for cancer survivors Sunday morning.

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Cancer survivors, surfers and supporters gathered to form the world's longest line of surfboards Sunday, July 11 at the fourth annual Survivor Beach, hosted by the Moores UCSD Cancer Center.
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The line began at Scripps Pier and continued down towards La Jolla Shores.
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“I fell in love with the people and the case,” said Norm Daniels, event participant. Daniels had participated in the first Survivor Beach as the event’s artist.
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At the event, participants placed their boards in the sand, nose-to-tail, to stand in solidarity and show their support for the ongoing battle against cancer.
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In 2009, nearly 250 people joined the event to create a surfboard line of more than 1,133 feet long, according to a news release.
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"We reach more people every year with our survivors' stories and messages of hope," said Robin Rond, 2010 co-chair of Survivor Beach in a news release. "We encourage anyone who can to come spend the morning with us."
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Dennis Carson, MD, director of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center added in the release, "Like links in a chain, the Survivor Beach surfboard line symbolizes how cancer, and the quest for a cure, connects us all."
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The event is a precursor to its 17th annual Luau and Longboard Invitational cancer research fundraiser. The event will take place on August 22.
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The invitational will celebrate 17 years of surfing for a cure. Since its founding, the event has raised $5 million to fund cancer research at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center.
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Did the group manage to make the longest line of surfboards? The number has not yet been announced. For more information about the Luau and Longboard Invitational visit www.longboardluau.org.
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