John "Mac" McMullen, a 53-year-old executive with Custom Building Products of Seal Beach, Calif., teamed with his 25-year-old-son Jonathan, who also works with the company, to raise $15,000 for the City of Hope Cancer Center via the Catalina Classic paddleboarding endurance race. The race stretches a 32-mile course from the island to Manhattan Beach.

McMullen first got involved with the City of Hope 16 years ago through Custom Building Products, where he began leading the company's fundraising program for the organization. He is a senior vice president. Jonathan is employed as a marketing/merchandising specialist.

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