SUPPORT STROKES PADDLE AND RACE FUNDRAISER
“Making Waves to Fight Cancer”
Saturday, May 19, 2007
WHAT: California Canoe & Kayak is proud to sponsor the Seventh Annual Support Strokes Paddle and Race Fundraiser, a challenging, 15.5-mile sea kayak and canoe paddle around Alameda Island to raise money for breast cancer advocacy, research, and treatment.
This event is in memory of Lore Hogan, a friend and fellow paddler who lost her battle with breast cancer in May of 2001. All proceeds from the paddle and race benefit four local Bay Area non-profit organizations working to help women with cancer: Breast Cancer Action, The Breast Cancer Fund, Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic and Women’s Cancer Resource Center.
Last year’s event raised over $24,000 and in the past six years it raised over $140,000! This year our goal is to have over 200 paddlers and raise over $100,000.
WHERE: Support Strokes offers three courses to choose from. All courses begin at Jack London Square in Oakland. A 15.5-mile course - a challenge for more experienced paddlers; an 8-mile course - perfect for intermediate paddlers; and a 2-mile course - a celebration effort for breast cancer survivors, and appropriate for new kayakers. This is a fun, fun, fun event!
California Canoe & Kayak will provide discounted kayak classes and boat rentals to all registered participants as needed. Reservations for classes and boats are required.
Registration fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt, a great lunch provided by Scott’s Seafood Restaurant and prizes. All pledges raised will be distributed amongst the beneficiaries based on the donor’s choice.
Register and pledge online at www.calkayak.com or at California Canoe & Kayak, 409 Water Street in Jack London Square, Oakland CA 94607.
WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2007, 8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Official Website: http://www.calkayak.com/SupportStrokes
Added by matkatamiba on May 1, 2007