Young Surfers Rally To Support Professional Surfer Jason Bogle As He Battles Cancer

Hawaiian surfing pro Jason Bogle has battled many of the biggest waves in the world and faced off against some of the toughest competitors the sport has ever seen during his career. Now, after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as Ewings Sarcoma, hes found himself in a fight for his life. Ewings Sarcoma is a manifestation of bone cancer that is difficult to detect and requires extensive and costly treatment. Because Jason has no medical insurance, his friends and family have turned to the surfing community for help and support.

Grom Project, with the aid of over 100 youth here in Southern California, has organized a fundraiser for Jason Bogle at Big Jims in Encinitas on Tuesday, August 5th from 7 to 9 pm. The entrance fee is a $10 donation at the door which includes unlimited barbecue and viewing of a new surf video from Poor Specimen. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Jason Bogle Cancer Fund. This event is expected to draw over 250 people from the greater San Diego area and will feature guest speakers, a charity auction, and a get well banner that will be decorated by the kids and sent to Jason at Stanford Medical Center.

The Grom Project was founded in the summer of 2002 by San Diego resident Kim Hellman. Our organization seeks to serve as a positive influence in the lives of youth everywhere by combining social and environmental activism with the pursuits that matter most to these kids: surfing, skating, boarding, music, and more. We’re helping youth to become better leaders, environmentally aware, more confident, and involved in the community. All that we ask is that they keep doing what they love.

If you would like more information about the Jason Bogle Fundraiser or would like to set up an interview with Kim Hellman, please call her at 858-205-1674 or send an email to