Mike Friia Partners with PSA to Support Sail Beyond Cancer

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With a passion for giving back, PSA encourages our employees to nominate a nonprofit organization of their choice to be considered as the recipient of our employee charitable fund donations. This donation is awarded to a different nonprofit organization on a quarterly basis. The 2023 second quarter recipient of the funds is the Sail Beyond Cancer nonprofit organization nominated by Mike Friia, one of our Vice Presidents of Commercial Insurance here at PSA.  

Sail Beyond Cancer was founded in February 2020 to honor those challenged by cancer by embracing the healing powers of wind, water, and sailing. The nonprofit provides free sailing excursions to create opportunities to rebuild courage and make lasting memories for cancer patients, their caregivers, and their loved ones. The organization currently has three chapters in Vermont, Massachusetts, and in Annapolis, Maryland. Sail Beyond Cancer plans to continue to grow and create new chapters to help provide relief for individuals affected by cancer nationwide. 

Mike Friia nominated Sail Beyond Cancer after coming across the local nonprofit organization just as they were getting started. After learning about their mission along with his passion for sailing, Mike knew that he wanted to volunteer for the nonprofit. 

“We all have been touched either directly or indirectly, by a friend, colleague, neighbor or family member, who has had a cancer diagnosis and has seen the effects treatments can present. By combining my lifelong passion for sailing and understanding how therapeutic sailing can be, I have the ability to share these experiences with some truly brave individuals and their families.” 

If you are interested in supporting or nominating someone to benefit from the Sail Beyond Cancer mission, please feel free to visit their website to find volunteer and donation opportunities as well as patient nomination forms. 

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