Blair McKnight wrote -
The Epic Love Radio Show is a weekly podcast I co-host that is sponsored by the Piper's Angels Foundation. It has been such a great experience for me. The love this foundation brings and the people involved are inspiring. It only felt natural to participate in the 2019 Crossing for a Cure. Please help me in my efforts to raise money for a foundation that provides urgent financial support to families struggling with cystic fibrosis. This journey is going to be EPIC and I can't wait to share it with you.
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.