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Support a Cause This September in Pismo Beach

Some Pismo Beach visitors make their way here specifically to support a cause. September is chock-full of worthwhile events benefiting various groups, so whether you’re local, just visiting, or making an annual stop on the Central Coast, consider registering to take part in the following happenings and contribute mightily to the Pismo Beach community.

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Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

The 2013 Walk To End Alzheimer’s, being held at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo on Saturday, September 21, 2013, is being presented by the Pacific Neuroscience Medical Group. Beginning at 8 a.m., this 5K trek is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The walk is held annually in over 600 communities nationwide, drawing in participants of all ages and abilities. Register online to join the walk.

Grab Your Longboard and Surf for Hope to End Cancer

The Surfing for Hope Longboard Contest is a two-day event (Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2013) designed to inspire those affected by cancer through the positive energy of surfing. The event includes a benefit dinner, auction, longboard surf contest, and a health fair focused on businesses and groups that support, educate, and help people with cancer and their families. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center, including the Center’s Angel of Hope Fund. Wave-riders, register online to see the multiple contest categories or head to Pismo Beach Pier at 6 a.m. the morning of the contest.

Put on Your Running Shoes to Challenge Cancer

Sponsored by Sunset Magazine’s Savor the Central Coast event and produced by the Central Coast Cancer Challenge, the Savor Run 5K, 10K, and Fastest Mile is being held on Sunday, September 29, 2013, in San Luis Obispo. Walk or run your way through the streets of SLO, starting and finishing the race at the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Toloso in the heart of downtown. A pancake breakfast awaits those who cross the finish line. A portion of the registration fees will benefit the local Cancer Well Fit nationally recognized fitness program for first-year cancer patients and survivors. Register online today!

Clean Up the Charming California Coast

The 29th Annual California Coastal Cleanup is being presented by The Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO) and the Coastal Commission on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 9 a.m. to noon. This yearly beach clean-up coordinates volunteers to tidy up 28 beaches from San Simeon to the Oceano Dunes, keeping the beautiful sands surrounding Pismo Beach in pristine condition. Though the Central Coast beaches are cleaner than most, nearly 2,800 pounds of trash and recyclables were removed from SLO County beaches and creeks in 2012. Sign up for your beach site online.

Reward Yourself for Time Well Spent

No good deed should go unheralded, and while participating in these worthy events is rewarding in and of itself, you still need a place to lay your head at night if you’re a visitor to Pismo Beach. Make your reservation at the SeaCrestOceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach at the same time you register for one of these Pismo Beach area happenings and allow yourself to enjoy some rest, relaxation, and indulgences.

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