Information On Our 2013 Beneficiaries…
AccesSurf empowers people with disabilities by providing adaptive surfing instruction and therapeutic educational programs on water recreation and enriches lives by assisting families to access the beach and ocean in a barrier free environment.
Best Day Foundation helps children with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more. Best Day serves children with developmental or physical special needs ranging from Blindness to Down Syndrome to Cerebral Palsy to Autism to Spinal Cord Injuries, and more.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
The Jimmy Miller Foundation is dedicated to honoring the life of our inspiration, Jimmy Miller, by supporting the healing of mental and physical illness and injury through surfing and ocean related activities. The JMMF provides free of charge its unique program of Ocean Therapy to the United States Marine Corps. Wounded Warrior Battalion-West, as well as the Veterans from the West LA Veterans Hospital and youth from several care and shelter facilities for abused and foster children.
The Keep A Breast mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through arts, events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, we seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being.
Life Rolls On Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports to demonstrate the infinite possibilities beyond paralysis.
Outdoor Outreach is a San Diego-based organization with a mission to empower at-risk and underprivileged youth to make positive, lasting changes in their lives through comprehensive outdoor programming.
Stoked Mentoring’s mission is to promote personal development, academic achievement and healthy living to under-served youth through action sports culture.
SurfAid International’s mission is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.
Surfer’s Healing provides the unique and therapeutic experience of surfing to children facing autism at no charge to the families. To provide respite for those affected by this devastating disorder. To raise awareness of autism through local press and television coverage.
Waves for Water’s mission is to provide clean drinking water for everyone who needs it. There are many problems in the world that aren’t solvable. But clean drinking water access is – and surfers and travelers have the opportunity to be a major part of the solution.