16th Annual DIVE FOR A CURE! A 24-Hour Underwater SCUBA Marathon to battle cancer. To date, this grassroots effort has raised over $500,000. Our goal for this year is $75,000! This amazing event raises money for various local cancer charities.
Online PR News – 01-April-2012 – Virginia Beach, VA – Want to make a difference in the lives of others? Join DIVE FOR A CURE – A Fundraiser benefitting the fight against cancer.
Anyone and everyone whose lives have been touched by cancer.
16th Annual DIVE FOR A CURE! A 24-Hour Underwater SCUBA Marathon to battle cancer. To date, this grassroots effort has raised over $500,000. Our goal for this year is $75,000! No SCUBA experience is needed! If you have never dove before, certified instructors will be on site to teach you. All first time divers, beginners and experts alike are welcome. Sponsored by Lynnhaven Dive Center, ADS, Inc., Mythics, and the Hillier LaRose Foundation, this amazing event raises money for various local cancer charities.
Friday, April 20 – Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time: 11:00am - 11:00am
Dedication Ceremony: 12:00pm Saturday
Held in the Lynnhaven Dive Center’s indoor, heated pool, certified instructors are on site to teach those with no experience how to dive.
Passes include AYCE food & beverages.
$10 Single Day Pass
$15 Two Day Pass
$5 Kids Pass (aged 5-12, Kids under 5 admitted FREE)
Donations accepted. Any monetary donation, which is tax-deductible, is accepted at LDC Adventure Outfitters @ 1413 Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Please make checks out to HLF (Hillier LaRose Foundation).They may be mailed or dropped off. Corporate Sponsorships are available. Or visit www.hillierlarosefoundation.org/d4c to donate online.
Our overall goal is to battle the nation’s leading cause of death worldwide in 2012, cancer. Donors like yourself can see and understand the urgency for the cause we support. Funding research will create breakthroughs in better diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately, prevention and a cure.
Our total raised to date is over $500,000 and your gift will directly help to achieve our 2012 goal of $75,000.
American Cancer Society
Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater
Hillier LaRose Foundation
There are several ways to participate in Dive for a Cure – diving, volunteering to help run the event and providing donations ranging from food, drinks, retail items for the silent auction or a monetary donation to one of the sponsored charities.
This is 24-hour family friendly event is open to the public and begins at 11:00am on Friday, April 20th. Friday night kicks off the party with adult entertainment including DJ, cornhole, bachelor/bachelorette auction, silent auction, various tournaments and prizes! Catering will be provided by local restaurants. Saturday come back out for FAMILY FUN DAY with a BBQ, silent auction (continued), 50/50 raffle drawing, dunk tank, kids’ games and activities with prizes being awarded to those who participate!
For more information or to get involved, please visit the Lynnhaven Dive Center website www.ldcscuba.com, or call (757) 481-7949.
About our Sponsors
Lynnhaven Dive Center (www.ldcscuba.com) is a family owned and operated business establishment that has been in business for 30 years. We strive to give our customers the absolute best there is to offer in the world of water.
ADS, Inc. (www.ADSInc.com) is a second-generation family-owned small business, created in 1997 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Originally Atlantic Diving Supply, ADS was the government sales division of Lynnhaven Dive Center, a local diving supply company founded in 1979 catering to the Norfolk-Virginia Beach military and commercial diving community. Since then, ADS has widely expanded its product offering and government procurement vehicles providing on-time, essential operational equipment combined with industry-leading logistics solutions to all branches of the U.S. military and Federal Agencies. From tactical and special operational equipment to fire and emergency services, expeditionary, medical, and MRO equipment, ADS oversees every aspect of the supply chain and ensures availability of superior equipment to our men and women in uniform.
Mythics (www.mythics.com) is the #1 Federal Oracle Value Added Reseller (VAR) and provides an unmatched Oracle solution set including Oracle software acquisition, implementation, education services, custom development and Oracle related proprietary product sets. Mythics offers technology solutions within the government, commercial, education and healthcare sectors and is the trusted partner to thousands of organizations worldwide.
Hillier LaRose Foundation (http://hillierlarosefoundation.org) is a public 501 (c)(3) charity dedicated to cancer awareness, supporting addiction recovery and wounded warriors here in Hampton Roads. The Hillier LaRose Foundation’s mission is to intensely focus on helping individuals in need of treatment and their families and to promote allover physical, spiritual, and mental wellbeing; fighting for a cure for disease, freedom from addiction, and repairing the devastating effects associated with the combat of these illnesses. The Hillier LaRose Foundation is a grass roots association that endeavors to develop enduring, self-sustaining organizations in the community. The Hilliers believe in providing funding and assistance, but the ultimate goal is for an organization to take root in the community and from there take on its own life and grow with its members.