Monster and Sea’s 24
All of us, at some time or another in our lives will be touched by cancer, if we haven’t already. Maybe it will be a family member, a friend, or us. It might be easily treated because it was detected early, or it might be catastrophic. And our families, or our loved one’s families will need help.
And that’s where Monster and Sea comes in. The brand donates a portion of its profits to help families dealing with the devastation that is cancer, born out of its founder’s own experiences. In a time of extreme difficulty and pain, Troy Nebeker found a way to do what he loves to help others.
And he is passing it on, even farther.
Three years ago, inspired by a 24 hour paddle effort by Rob Rojas, Monster and Sea founder Troy Nebeker conceived of the 24 paddle. In 2015, it was just one team, in Seattle. In a month’s time, the team exceeded its initial fundraising goal and placed the donations in special envelopes which were given directly to local families struggling with their own fights against cancer.
Since 2015, here’s what’s happened, as detailed in Troy’s Monster and Sea blog:
And this year, that one team has grown to 22 teams in 22 locales across the country and including teams Canada and the Cayman Islands.
The teams will paddle on April 15th, relay style.
“The 24 is in its third year and the simple idea of doing what we love to help others is proving that as a community – we can do extraordinary things. I am honored to be part of it,” said Nebeker of this year’s event.
Where The Teams Are
Here’s a list of the locations, linked to Facebook posts so you can see who’s paddling. You might just see some familiar faces. The posts include links to each teams GoFundMe page where you can donate.
Wrightsville Beach (it’s a large home town team!)
Go because you can.