Misfits for a Cause - Little Misfits x Skate for Cancer / Wellspring
Posted on 01 April 2015
Skate4Cancer is likely the organization that best aligns with our passions, and our style at Little Misfits. Their mission and approach to working within the cancer community has grown and changed over the years as their dream has become clear. S4C is working to open the “Dream.Love.Cure Centre”, a physical place for youth who have been affect by cancer to receive counseling and crisis support, and experience public speaking and educational events, as well as a variety of other Skate4Cancer events. With this goal in mind, the Dream.Love.Cure branch of S4C aims to engage youth in cancer prevention through education, awareness, and the gathering of a fresh and energized community.
Photo credit: © Erin Hogue
After losing four people very close to his heart in only a few months time, Skate4Cancer founder Rob Dyer set out on his first skate, from Los Angeles to Toronto. Despite facing many obstacles, he skated over 8000KM in five months. Since then he’s taken on skates across Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and France. S4C’s second branch “The Cure is Knowledge” was developed to condense all of the cancer information and statistics into easy to understand packages that would encourage the younger demographic to learn more about cancer prevention. To spread the knowledge, Rob and the S4C volunteers spent their summers on the Warped Tour manning a booth that gave out information, and sunscreen, and sold S4C merchandise to raise money for various cancer initiatives.
Over the last 10 years Rob and the Skate4Cancer team have taken the non-profit sector by storm, raising over a million dollars for various cancer charities including the Canadian Cancer Society, Movember, and Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation.
Wellspring is a network of centers throughout Canada that provide free programs and services for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. In 2014, Rob took part in the Wellspring Peloton Challenge where he joined a dedicated group of cyclists who rode from Toronto to New Orleans in an incredible feat to raise funds for Wellspring’s programs and services. Rob is planning to take this challenge again this year. Through Rob’s dedication to the Wellspring Peloton Challenge, and various other partnership activities, Wellspring and Skate4Cancer continue to provide those with cancer the psycho-social, emotional and practical programs and services needed when facing a cancer diagnoses, all free of charge.
By supporting Wellspring through our Misfits for a Cause line, you are directly supporting S4C’s dream of assisting those who have been affected by cancer. Rob and Skate4Cancer are incredible role models of positivity and inspiration, especially when facing unimaginable circumstances, and we need your help to contribute to their amazing dream by raising funds for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation. Thank you for all your support!