Kayak 4 a Kure is an Amarillo, Texas based non-profit organization that is committed to fighting children's cancers through Kayak Expeditions. The 2007 Expedition will take place between May 13th, 2007 and June 11th, 2007 and will start at the Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Lake Itasca, MN, and end some 2,400 miles away in the Gulf of Mexico. Two men, John Dubina and Louis Breckenridge will be paddling a triple kayak that has been designed especially for this expedition and travel the Mississippi River, which will take them through 10 states in 30 days. Hence the slogan:
4 a Kure has no paid staff all funds, other than very minimal expenses,
go directly to hospitals that perform research and treatment in the
area of children's cancers. For the 2007 year, Kayak 4 a Kure has
chosen the following as recipients of their fundraising efforts:
LIVESTRONG, The Lance Armstrong Foundation; St. Jude Children¹s
Research Hospital; and The Children's Medical Center in Dallas, The
Center for Cancer and Blood disorders.
The cancer cure rate for
leukemia in children has risen from 4% to over 80% cure rate at
present. With your help hopefully we can find a total cure for this
type of cancer and help to fund research that would find cures for
other childhood type cancers. Each day 46 children are diagnosed with
some form of cancer that is 2 classrooms of children find out that they
have cancer each day. Cancer strikes regardless of age, race, religion,
creed, or locality. No family is immune from the threat of cancer --
what would you be willing to do to help prevent cancer striking your
family? You can help by joining the fight against cancer and making a
contribution to Kayak 4 a Kure. Help us to reach our goal of $500,000.
Kayak 4 a Kure fund raising expedition launches May 13Tuesday, 27 March 2007
Kayak 4 a Kure is an Amarillo, Texas based non-profit organization that is committed to fighting children's cancers through Kayak Expeditions. The 2007 Expedition will take place between May 13th, 2007 and June 11th, 2007 and will start at the Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Lake Itasca, MN, and end some 2,400 miles away in the Gulf of Mexico.
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David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.