SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s first Camp Out for Cancer will be held September 5 - 6. 

Camp Out for Cancer is a new overnight event, raising awareness and money for the American Cancer Society.

The overnight event includes a Walk of Hope and luminaria ceremony on the beach Friday evening, as well as cancer awareness booths and a VIP area for survivors on Saturday.

Each event registration includes a $25 donation to the American Cancer Society, overnight camping on the Boardwalk, an evening concert with The Sun Kings, free play in the arcades, an all-day rides wristband, event t-shirt, awareness bracelet, and two meals.

"We were approached last year by the local chapter of the American Cancer Society to brainstorm ideas about a possible benefit event,” said promotions director Karley Pope. “We’re very excited to have created a fun event that takes full advantage of our unique venue to raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer.”

For more information or to register online, click here. The registration deadline is Aug. 22.