Posted: Oct 25,2011 Written by  TSV


Another great day at the Chip Miller Fest

Surfers, friends and sponsors packed the beach in Ocean City, NJ on Thursday to help support the 8th Annual Chip Miller Fest. The Chip Miller Foundation was formed after a local surfer and true legend, Chip Miller, passed away from a disease called Amyloidosis. AMYLOIDOSIS occurs when enough abnormal protein, called amyloid, builds up in one or more organs to cause a malfunction. As an abnormal protein, amyloid originates in bone marrow. The heart, kidneys, nervous system and gastrointestinal tract are most often affected by the disease. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS of Amyloidosis depend on the organs affected. The wide range of symptoms makes it difficult to diagnose.THE MISSION of the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation is to empower people with the knowledge and understanding of Amyloidosis for earlier detection, ensuring a better quality of life for those afflicted with the disease and to help science find the cures.

The waves weren't that big, however, there was still a fun 1ft swell around for the entire event. Overall it was a great time and another successful event! Local sponsors kicked down some great gear and the surfers got to have a blast in the Parent/ Child Heat. Congratulations to Mike Ciaramella and Mikey Vanaman for placing first in their heats and to Rob Kelly and his mom for winning the Parent/Child heat. Apparently his mom rips too!

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