As a 2nd-time Crossing Crusader and volunteer with Piper's Angels Foundation, Heidi is grateful for the opportunity to help families affected by Cystic Fibrosis. “Watching CF Warriors fight for each breath, I have learned that every breath we ALL take is truly a gift, to be valued and lived to the fullest. Paddling across the ocean during this 80 mile, 16-hour adventure also taught me to BE BOLD IN THE FACE OF FEAR, to never stop reaching for your dreams, and to always love generously! Joining this Army of Angels has truly been a life changing experience!”
Learn about this epic adventure and EPIC LOVE by watching the attached video and reading below. Please consider making a donation to this worthwhile cause...no amount is too little, and any amount is appreciated.
With much love and gratitude! xoxo
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.