Kayak 4 a Kure fund raising expedition launches May 13

Tuesday, 27 March 2007
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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.
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:

2,400 Miles
30 Days
10 States
2 Men
1 River
1 Kure

Kayak 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 ChildrenĀ¹s 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.

For more information contact Louis Breckenridge at 806-223-3914 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
David Johnston

David Johnston

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.

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