One of my close friends has the GREATEST kid, Morgan, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, (CF), another friend lost his brother to CF, as a teenager. One thing I know for sure, research and development have lead to treatments which have extended life expectancy from 10 years in 1960, to 46 years today. I want people suffering from CF to have a cure. Your help may provide everyone with CF the chance to live a full life. I don't have many talents, but one thing I can do is paddle SUP, another is stay up all night. On Father's Day, 2021, starting around midnight, I will SUP from Bimini to Palm Beach County, 75 miles, to raise money for patients who suffer from CF. I am doing this for Morgan, for my my friend's brother, for Taylor King, in memory of Tracy Wright, for Piper Suit, for my fellow paddler Starr and for all those who suffer from CF. Please help me continue the fight for a cure, by donating to this cause. 100% of the money donated will go to Piper's Angels Foundation to achieve their mission of helping patients and families in the cystic fibrosis community. Learn more at www.pipersangels.org.
The Crossing For A Cure is a long-distance endurance paddle challenge and international championship that takes paddlers 80 miles across the Atlantic Ocean 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.
Thank you for your help!
Shawn Evans aka Staright aka SD aka SDE aka Sticky aka Dad