In 2008, Ed Cashin and Fred Doss teamed up and founded Paddlers for Humanity — a humble, grassroots non-profit dedicated to bettering the lives of children and families through mental and physical health initiatives.
A decade — and $1.8 million raised — later, the organization has become an East End force, known for its annual charity event The Block Challenge, an 18-mile, open-ocean paddle from Montauk Point to Block Island, and the focus of “Stand Up.”
Filmed by Sag Harbor-based media company NY 360 East and produced by Thomas O’Donoghue, with music by Inda Eaton, the documentary will make its world premiere on Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton.
“‘Stand Up’ captures the ways in which one local organization can profoundly and positively impact the lives of many,” according to a press release. “It is a film that highlights the importance of community and the emotional rewards that come from giving back.”
Tickets are $20, or $10 for students and seniors, and the screening will be followed by a reception at the East Hampton theater, located at 158 Main Street. For more information, please visit p4h.org or guildhall.org.