Carson Daly spoke with surfer Jodie Nelson today about her mission to raise money for research and awareness in the fight against breast cancer, a disease that so many women face. Jodie has personally witnessed the fight of breast cancer through her mother who is a breast cancer survivor, her aunt who is a cancer survivor, and now one of her dearest friends who is currently in a battle to beat the disease. Read more.
Jodie will stand up paddle from the island of Catalina to Dana Point, California a grueling distance of 39.8 miles the equivalent length of 705 football fields on Sunday, March 28, 2010 all in the name of breast cancer for Paddle With Purpose.
Carson Daly talked to Jodie Nelson this morning.
She’s done this paddle as a relay before and it took her 8 hours and 52 minutes. She said she would never do this again but realized this cause was not about her…it was about the fight so many people with cancer are faced with.
“I’m setting out to do something that is, for me, super intimidating, unknown, and something that I have a good chance of failing at. But that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t do it! This isn’t about me. People battling cancer go through similar feelings that are magnified to a much grander scale. They are battling a life threatening disease that is intimidating and unknown to them.”
Jodie Nelson is an accomplished competitor and soul surfer. Her natural charisma, athleticism, and commitment to surfing have made her one of the sport’s highly respected ambassadors. She has received praise for her on camera hosting at the X Games, Fuel TV and has appeared on the pages of many different magazines.
She’s raising funds for two of her favorite Breast Cancer foundations, The Keep A Breast Foundation and Boarding for Breast Cancer!
Please donate now and help to support the fight against cancer: