So this is it. I have been committed to finding something significant that I could accomplish before I turned 50 to GIVE BACK for the many blessings I can count.
Soooo, this is it. Tonight - on the anniversary of my Father's passing, I can think of no better way to honor my father than to help honor another father - Travis Suit - who has committed himself to his own daughter, Piper, by enduring a 70 mile paddle to raise funds for the Pipers Angel's Foundation.
When I see my two kids, I have forgotten at times to be thankful for the fact that I have never had to endure a life-altering diagnosis of any kind. Not everyone is able to say that.....so, to honor my father - and my kids - I am now registered to paddle 70 miles back from the Bahama's, over Father's Day weekend in 2018!!!
To my friends - YOU CAN HELP ME!!! Each paddler is committed to raising $1000 by July. My PERSONAL goal is to raise $2500!!! Honestly, every little bit helps. Thank you for reading - thank you for supporting - whether its financial, or a polite reminder should you see me to "get off my %$$# and start paddling...."
Best wishes everyone.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"The Crossing For A Cure is a long-distance endurance paddle challenge that takes paddlers 70 miles across the Gulfstream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland. 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."