Surfing for a Cure

Sam Armstrong, Chancellor Khosla, Dr. John Mendelsohn

The 24th annual Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational was held recently to benefit the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.  Dozens of surfers participated in the tournament and more than 500 people enjoyed traditional Polynesian dancing, music and a tropical buffet.  Among the attendees was surfing world champion Kelly Slater, who also served as Honorary Chair.  This year’s Rell Sunn Award was presented to John Mendelsohn, founding director of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.  Since its inception, the event has raised over $8 million for cancer research and care.