The Crossing For A Cure (X4AC) 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. Travis is the founder of the Piper's Angels Foundation (PAF), the host of X4AC.
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.
About the NCC Foundation:
The Nassau Community College Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation created in 1983 to support the mission of the College by providing an independent avenue to receive philanthropic aid. For many students in need, the road to success begins with the Nassau Community College Foundation.
NCC: Stay close, go far!