🐬 🐢 🏄🏼♀️ 80 MILES OF OPEN OCEAN 🏄🏼♀️ 🐢 🐬 On June 27th, that is what I’m going to attempt to cross on my stand up paddle board, from Bimini, Bahamas to Lake Worth, FL in the Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis race. This is definitely the most epic athletic challenge that I will ever attempt. I will be paddling to raise funds for the Piper’s Angels Foundation, which helps to support families of those living with Cystic Fibrosis. I am taking on this physical challenge for a single day, in hopes to bring attention to the physical challenges that Cystic Fibrosis warriors confront on a daily basis. If you are able to, please consider making a donation. No amount is too small, and every penny is greatly appreciated!
On a personal note, I want to finish this 80 mile crossing to show my daughter that women can do anything. Even if you’re a scrawny blonde girl on a pink board, if you set your mind to it, you can cross an ocean!
Thank you for your support & please say a prayer to the weather gods for decent conditions on June 27th! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
The Crossing For A Cure is a long-distance endurance paddle challenge and international championship that takes paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland in Lake Worth. The event was inspired because of the incredible health benefits of the Ocean for those living with cystic fibrosis. Travis Suit's daughter Piper was diagnosed with CF when she was four years old.
About cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.