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OC Weekly's Fresh Toast
Saturday, March 25, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Newport Dunes
1131 Back Bay Dr.

Newport Beach, CA




Ben Carlson was a 31-year-old Newport Beach lifeguard that lost his life while saving a distressed swimmer during the July 4th weekend of 2014. A large wave overcame them, and while the swimmer emerged holding onto the buoy Ben gave him, Ben did not resurface and was not found until later when it was too late.

Ben Carlson is a True American Hero. His story of bravery and selfless sacrifice immediately sent a heartbreaking current that ripped throughout Southern California and across the United States. His bravery has since earned him 4 Medals of Valor, a letter from the President, and a dedication from the City of Newport Beach to rename Lifeguard Headquarters in Ben's honor coming March 2015.


In the aftermath of Ben's tragic passing a group of family, friends and fellow lifeguards came together to form the Ben Carlson Memorial and Scholarship Foundation. This organization is committed to honoring Ben's legacy through the execution of positive, meaningful works in his memory. The goals of the BCMSF are to annually provide substantial student scholarships to well-deserving candidates, to promote ocean water safety and most immediately we hope to meet our fundraising goals to financially secure the installation of the Ben Carlson Memorial Statue.

No donation amount is too small! Please contribute today by visiting their donation page at http://www.bencarlsonfoundation.org/donate/.