Sarah Hughen surfed 365 consecutive days against cancer

May 1, 2012 | Surfing
Sarah Hughen: a wave a day to keep cancer away

Sarah Hughen, a surfer from Wisconsin, has completed a year of surfing for the cause of breast cancer.

She planned to surf every day, for 365 days straight with no exceptions, and she finally made it on the 30th April.

"I can't believe I am going to be saying this... I'm done! So surreal", said Hughen on the last day of her consecutive surfing year.

The red hair surfer learned to ride waves only when she was an adult, but now she is an experienced waterwoman.

It would be easy to find Sarah. For the last 365 days, she went surfing with one of her three pink surfboards.

Sometimes she would surf alone; sometimes, she was joined by friends and locals. Sarah Hughen lives in Cardiff, California.

The "A Wave a Day" project raised $10,000 for the Carlsbad-based nonprofit Save a Breast Foundation.

Sarah Hughen is 34 years old; she is married and has two sons.

"1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer sometime during their life. This is unacceptable to me."

"My hope is that through research, awareness, and an active lifestyle, we can help make this statistic history."

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