Team SURVIVORS FOR WARRIORS is made up of 2 breast cancer survivors (Carolyn, and Carol ) and 2 sisters with Cystic Fibrosis(Aunna and Alex) Aunna is 17 and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 2. Alexandria is 24 and was diagnosed at the age of 9.
While the 2 diseases have attacked all of our bodies in different ways, none of us will ever be the same. Whether we lost physical strength from breast surgeries, or have dibilitating affects on our joints from taking the medications or breathing is difficult because of CF, or other things we are yet to face, as a team we will make sure we start and finish this Epic paddleboard fundraise together.
None of us have ever done an event as challenging and epic but with we are a team of survivors and warriors and together we will relay paddleboard 80 miles from Bimini Bahamas to Lake Worth Florida on June 20, 2020. This will most likely take us 14-16 hours of continual relay paddling.
Carolyn has been a volunteer at the event for the last 3 years and has provided the GPS trackers for the last 3 years on the support boats and posted the tracks every hour so families can track their loved ones on the 80 mile paddle.
Please help us in the effort to smash through our fundraising goal of $ 10,000.
Please stay tuned for more.
Carolyn, Carol, Aunna and Alexandria
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.