Advertisement

Local Insights

Blog > Local Insights > Tyler's Dam That Cancer

Tyler's Dam That Cancer

Benefit the Flatwater Foundation 6/25 @ Hula Hut

Photo: (KLBJ) 93.7 KLBJ / B-DOE

The Flatwater Foundation has been helping individuals diagnosed with cancer, and their families, gain "access to mental health therapy and family support" at NO cost for almost a decade. They say a cancer diagnoses can create waves in someone's life, and the nonprofit is there to help them find the 'flatwater' again. To date, the Flatwater Foundation has helped pay for well over 11,000 sessions of therapy. On June 25th, almost TWO HUNDRED paddle boarders will paddle 21 miles in the annual Tyler's Dam That Cancer to raise a boatload of cash for the FF. A huge party at Hula Hut will follow the paddle and all are encouraged to attend to help support the Flatwater Foundation.

FOLLOW @BDOEROCKS | LISTEN 10a-3p | MORE klbjfm.com

Mark Garza, founder of the Flatwater Foundation, started this event as a one off stunt to raise awareness for the lack of access to mental health therapy for families diagnosed with cancer. He searched for organizations to help individuals and families when his Dad was diagnosed with stage IV cancer and realized there was a void in the system, so he filled it. Tyler's Dam That Cancer is now an annual event that raises HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars to directly benefit families going through a cancer diagnoses. Chelsea Hardee, Director of Development for the Flatwater Foundation and one of the paddlers, stopped by Local Insights to help spread the word about this heroic event to help benefit individuals and families going through cancer diagnoses. Spread the word, and make plans to party with a purpose, June 25th at the Hula Hut to help benefit FF! #DAMTHATCANCER

Check out this video from last years Tyler's Dam That Cancer!

Wondering what kind of impact the Faltwater Foundation has on families dealing with cancer? Check this out!

If you're looking for that VIP treatment, donate $200 or more and hop on the Kendra Scott barge and get VIP status at Hula Hut!
Tyler's Dam That Cancer to Benefit Flatwater Foundation

@FlatwaterHelps - @TylersTX - @BDOEROCKS - Fbook/BDOEROCKS - Fbook/TylersTX - Fbook/FlatwaterFoundation

Speaking of mental health services, have you heard of the Cohen Veterans Network? They work with Military Veterans AND their families to provide care at little to NO cost! Hear all about them, HERE!
Cohen Veterans Network

Photo: (KLBJ) 93.7 KLBJ / B-DOE Did you know there's over 20,000 acres of green space in Austin? The City of...
Photo: B-DOE Have you ever wanted to be a mentor in a child's life? Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Texas...
Photo: B-DOE Have you heard about Cohen Veterans Network ? They serve Veterans and their families with high-...
Photo: B-DOE Have you ever ran the track at Austin High School? Did you do it to train for the Olympics, or just...
Photo: ( AustinHabitatForHumanityReStore ) Austin Habitat for Humanity has been bringing people together to build...