Friday, April 2, 2010

Jodie Nelson & Larry: Surfer Whales Against Breast Cancer



On today's installment of Epic Win, we bring you Jodie Nelson and a minke whale nicknamed "Larry". Nelson is a Southern California surfer who completed a surf board standup-paddle of 39.8 miles from Santa Catalina Island to Dana Point, in an effort to raise money for breast cancer prevention, and encourage her best friend to keep fighting. While some of her sponsors apparently wimped out on her, looks like she wound up with a much higher quality endorsement on her trip.

Apologies, there's a 15 second commercial at the start, but the other 2:25 is worth it.




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Paddle With Purpose and KeepABreast are where to go if you want to give props to the fundraiser, Jodie & Larry, and everyone whose breast cancer survival or memory also kept her company on the trip.