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Paddle Diva supports many local and global causes. This summer we will work closely with Susan Rockefeller and Oceanaas they continue to protect the world's oceans. Since 2001, Oceana has protected over 1.2 million square miles of ocean and innumerable sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and other sea creatures.

Susan has produced a film called Mission of The Mermaids, which Gina Bradley, of Paddle Diva was honored to take part in the filming of last summer. Mission of the Mermaids is Susan's latest and most personal documentary, the film represents both the spectacular beauty and current plight of the world’s oceans. Subtitled “A love letter to the ocean,” the film uses the archetype of the mermaid, a mythical creature that is evocative of the ocean’s beauty and mystery, to bring the audience into the intimate world of the seas, rekindle an appreciation and love for them, and awaken the audience to the urgent need to respect and care for them before it’s too late.


Paddle Diva makes donations to many causes and charities, here are three that she is involved with on a regular basis:

I-Tri is an inclusive, community-based intervention program that fosters self-respect, personal empowerment, self confidence, positive body image and healthy lifestyle choices for at-risk adolescent girls. Through a curriculum of physical fitness/nutrition activities, self-affirming lessons of respect, responsibility, teamwork and dedication, I-Tri participants develop healthy habits & attitudes that last a lifetime.

Bent on Learning offers instruction in yoga and meditation to students in grades K through 12 in New York City public schools and youth centers as a means of reducing stress and improving concentration, self-esteem and overall health.
 
Group for the East End protects and restores the environment of eastern Long Island through education, citizen action and professional advocacy, inspiring people to embrace a conservation ethic.