On Saturday, September 23rd I will participate in the 100 Wave Challenge which I had done 5 years in a row until a bout with cancer which forced the amputation of my arm. I will do my best to catch as many waves as I can to raise at least $5,000 for a remarkable organization called Boys to Men Mentoring.
Boys to Men is a group mentoring program working with fatherless and high-risk teenage boys in 33 middle schools and high schools across San Diego county.
I want to show these Boys that you can lose an arm and still enjoy life when you have the support of men who care about you.
BTM provides mentors to the boys in the program who often have no positive male role models – the men in their lives are in gangs, prison or have abandoned them in most cases. The money raised in this single event allows Boys to Men to provide trained mentors throughout the year and help make a difference in the lives of those who need them most. Sadly, nearly 80% of the boys in this program don’t have a father in their home.
This will be a big challenge for me coming back from over 3 years since I surfed my last wave! Of course, it will be worth all my efforts to help support these boys. This is a personal challenge for me and I am training for the big event. These boys are struggling and I’m going to do my best to help them.
What can you do to support me and the boys who need Boys to Men Mentoring in their lives? You can make a donation to my page and help me get the word out about this event and the good we are doing!
Every dollar helps, so please give what you can to help me reach my goal!
Attila, you and your actions are a blessing and an inspiration in so many ways. Thank you for being you and for asking for what you want. With love and support, Bill Paxton