LAKE WORTH, Fla., February 26, 2020 – Alex Schulze, co-founder and CEO of 4ocean, will bring his years of business expertise and insight to the Piper’s Angels Foundation as the newest member of its Advisory Board. As a Board member, Schulze will advise organization leaders as they navigate the Foundation’s direction and growth over the coming years.
The collaboration is synergistic, with both organizations founded less than three years ago by young entrepreneurs determined to be successful with their respective ocean-based missions. While Piper’s Angels is on a quest to help cystic fibrosis patients through awareness of the proven health benefits of salt water, 4ocean is dedicated to keeping the ocean healthy through exhaustive global cleanup efforts and ongoing community research. 4ocean is currently operating in Indonesia, Haiti, Guatemala, and Florida with over 200 captains and crew members cleaning the ocean, seven days a week. To date, over 8 million pounds of plastic have been removed through their cleanup crews, all funded through the purchase of 4ocean products.
“The true value in Alex’s involvement is the fact that he’s the leader of an organization founded on the principle of doing good for the world,” said Travis Suit, founder and executive director of the Piper’s Angels Foundation. “That’s a unique perspective to have, and one that aligns perfectly with our own mission.”
Last year, 4ocean participated in the Foundation’s Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis endurance paddle fundraising event from Bimini, Bahamas to Florida as a support vessel. This year, Schulze will participate again and also will enter a team representing 4ocean. “This is something that is very important to me, and I’m always trying to get involved in different movements,” said Schulze. “What Travis has created is absolutely unbelievable. He rallies crews of people from across the U.S. to join forces and cross the ocean together for the greater good. I will do anything to help and assist his mission.”
4ocean brings a strong support base to the Piper’s Angels Foundation. With a social media following of 3.5 million, the company offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with new people and further the Foundation’s mission and support for its Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis event.
About 4ocean 4ocean is a purpose-driven business with a mission to help end the ocean plastic crisis by cleaning the ocean and coastlines while stopping the inflow of plastic by changing consumption habits on land. With the goal of creating an economy around cleaning the ocean, 4ocean funds its cleanup operations entirely through the sale of product purchases. Every product purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean, pulling more than 8 million pounds to date. The solution to ending ocean plastic pollution lies in stopping it on land before it enters the ocean, which is why 4ocean is tackling behavior change by educating consumers about ways to reduce their single-use plastic consumption.
–Piper’s Angels Foundation Press Release