Carve for Cancer Inc. Welcome's Mike Sears to the "CarveTeam"
October 17, 2017
Carve for Cancer Inc. has launched its newest initiative, the Carve Team, with its inaugural athlete, Mike Sears. The Carve Team will be comprised of athletes who are connected to Carve for Cancer's mission and are active in helping further the organizations goals.
Mike is an east coast shredder who has been snowboarding for over 17 years. He connected with Carve for Cancer in the organization's early days and has been a loyal supporter ever since.
"Carve for Cancer means a great deal to me." Sears said. "There are some great people behind the organization who put a lot of heart into it and into making sure that the money they raise has the greatest impact. They put on several events and fundraisers on and off snow to raise money for the Cancer Research and spreading awareness."
Mike has a personal connection, as with so many others who have been touched by cancer. "It's one of the leading causes of death and needs all the research it can get. He said. "I have lost family and friends to this terrible disease and it feels good to be a part of something that's standing to fight it."
The executive team at Carve for Cancer shared Mike's excitement. "We couldn't be more excited to have Mike as our first official Carve Team member. The dude can absolute shred and we know he has big things in store for the industry." Said Cameron Ferarra, Executive Director of Carve for Cancer. Earl Stout, a board member for Carve for Cancer agreed. "I've known Mike for quite some time and he's just a great guy and a sick rider." Stout said. "We're stoked to have him on the team helping in the fight to shred blood cancers."
Sears has been riding for most of his life and has attracted a number of sponsors including Sims Snowboards, Technine, Zeal Optics, Shred Soles, Baf Wax and Big Boulder PARK.
Spend a few minutes with Mike and its clear snowboarding is his passion. "I love snowboarding because it allows me to feel happy about everything, and feel like nothing negative could happen in life." He said. "Hitting a big jump and flying through the air feels so free, and laying out a massive pow slash couldn't feel any better. It brings out such a positive energy in me and I use it to help with my riding. Snowboarding has given and taught me so much. Its brought me to so many places I never imagined I would see and has introduced me to so many different people from around the world. I would never take back any part of it, from losing bags and luggage to injuries I don't regret it all. It's what I love to do and I couldn't see myself doing anything different."