Avila Beach Paddlesports will host a Valentines Day Benefit Paddle for Nipomo mother and special education school aide Melissa Ferrari, who has cancer.
Ferrari, 39, was diagnosed with breast cancer in April last year but was declared cancer-free in December. In January, she was diagnosed with rectal cancer and has had to quit her job at Nipomo Elementary School to undergo treatment. She is a single parent.
Avila Beach Paddlesports will host a benefit paddle in Avila Beach for Ferrari at 9 a.m. Friday.
The company will donate 50 percent of the days kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals to assist Ferrari and her son while they are without an income, according to the companys Facebook page.
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