Through the newly established Todd McGovern Legacy Grant, we were able to send one of our grant recipients to Newfoundland! What is the Todd McGovern Legacy Grant? It’s larger in scope and funding than a traditional Seas It grant, and awarded once a year to one recipient. This recipient exemplifies Seas It co-founder, Todd McGovern’s, commitment to “seasing it” while fighting cancer as well as his inspiration to other cancer fighters to persevere and live a little each day.
In 2013 the grant was awarded to Chad Peacock, an LA screenwriter who was (when awarded his grant) writing a screenplay about Canadian athlete and cancer activist Terry Fox and Chad’s own cancer journey. Seas It didn’t intend to launch the grant until 2014 but when Chad came along we were so inspired by his story and message that we knew that he was the perfect candidate to receive the first Todd McGovern Legacy Grant!
You can read more about Chads’s story and the Newfoundland trip here. You can also follow his blog here, and we will definitely keep you updated on Chad’s movie!
Have you heard about our big event Cancer. Run With It! ? We are so excited to announce April 12th and 13th as National Seas It weekend when hundreds of Seas It supporters will participate in our first ever Cancer. Run With It! event. Seas It teams will run, walk, paddle, row, and pedal in 21 events in 21 cities across the nation to remember and celebrate Seas It’s co-founder, Todd McGovern. Todd passed away a year ago after beating the odds for 8 years while fighting cancer. Cancer. Run With It! will raise funds and awareness for Seas It, and mark the beginning of Seas It’s nationwide expansion (more to come on that later)!
Be a pioneer! Join a team or become a sideline supporter for Cancer. Run With It! Get out there and Seas It! The thought of hundreds of spirited people simultaneously raising awareness and funds for people fighting cancer is amazing.