Friday, August 14, 2009


Ocean of Hope Campaign
The Ocean of Hope campaign is the largest fundraising event of the year for The Sarcoma Alliance. Ocean of Hope (O2H) is a paddle board race held each year in August in conjunction with the Catalina Classic in Southern California. The 32-mile course begins at Catalina Island and finishes at the Manhattan Beach shoreline.

The O2H Campaign is a special group of paddlers who have annually volunteered to dedicate their race to the benefit of the Sarcoma Alliance and thousands of sarcoma patients and their families. Every yard, every mile, and every arm stroke, will be made in the hope that their passion and grit propels people to give to the Sarcoma Alliance this year.

Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for The Sarcoma Alliance so that we can continue our work of guidance, education, and support to sarcoma patients and their caregivers.

Contact The Alliance with questions or for more information about The Ocean of Hope Campaign by sending an email to

Calling all Rally Monkey's.......Let's get together and have a lot of fun. Get you beach towel, swim suits, plus your picnic and join us to cheer for the paddle boarders coming in to Manhattan Beach. It's for a good cause and we can spend the day at the beach. E-mail me and let me know if you can or can't make it.

UPDATE: It has been 3 months with no cancer as far as the eyes can see. Marco has been doing very well, thus far and is also doing well with the Phase III Trail medication. He hasn't had any side affects, but that doesn't mean he is not taking the actual drug. It has been nice not having to go to City of Hope and seeing Marco wanting to do things especially when it is spontaneous.
We have been invited to some summer birthday parties and outings, and let me tell you, we have been non-stop just up until before the kids started school. Yes, they are back to school, the house is so quite now.

I would like to take this time to thank everyone who has been there for us through all of Marco's stays at City of Hope and to all who doesn't know us and had a kind heart to lend a hand. It took us awhile to accept that sometimes when you need help, it's ok to ask for help. From the bottom of all of our heart THANK YOU for being there for us. THANK YOU is not big of a word to express our gratitude for everything everyone has done.
Hope everyone can make it to Manhattan Beach, Ca on August 30th at 9 am, let me know.


Anonymous said...

Leezy120 said...
Great Job to the Wife for posting this! We will be there for Oceans of Hope. It has been a great summer knowing that Marco has been cancer free. You are an awesome family that share with all of us a lot of love and you deserve the world! You will always have a great team by your side. We love you guys!!

Patty said...

One Day at a Time said...
Count us in...We were there last year and it was such a great experience. Looking forward to seeing all of you there. Hey the Wife..Good job on posting. Excellent job!!!:)

Surviving 3 Under 5 said...

Count us in. We are excited to join you all at the beach. We are ready to cheer for the paddlers tooo.