Skim a Thon for Childhood Cancer scheduled for June 18

The second Skim a Thon for Childhood Cancer will be held on Saturday, June 18, at Delaware Seashore State Park’s Tower Road Beach, south of Dewey Beach. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.
Participants who would like to learn how to skim will receive two hours of instruction and the use of boards from Tom and Dave Bracht and the RELYance Skim Camp team. Experienced skimboarders can come out and shred some waves to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer.
Prizes for the participants who raise the most money include a new Exile skimboard valued at $300 and an Ashton surfboard donated by Atlantic Shoals Surf Shop valued at $600. Lunch will be provided by Bethany Blues, and games will take place between the two sessions.
The price to register is $15 as an experience skimboarder or $25 for the instruction session. The proceeds from the event will go to the Get Well Gabby Foundation.
The Get Well Gabby Foundation was started in memory of Gabriella Vogel, who fought childhood cancer, but passed away at the age of 5. Since the foundation’s inception, Gabby’s family and the foundation have donated $98,000 to the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children’s Oncology Unit. They have also collected and donated $51,000 worth of new books to nine children’s hospitals.
The foundation provides an opportunity to assist kids and their families and help them to get well, and has donated more than $13,600 to local families. Gabby’s family resides in the Bethany Beach area. To learn more, go to
The event is being made possible by RELYance Skim Camp, Johnson Orthodontics, State Farm Agent Jeanine O’Donnell, Coastal Kids Pediatric Dentistry, Beacon Pediatrics, Exile Skim Boards, Atlantic Shoals Surf Shop and Bethany Blues.
Tickets are available online at