Crossing For A Cure

The Crossing For A Cure will launch 218 paddlers and rowers, accompanied by an armada of support boats, on an 80-mile voyage from Bimini to Lake Worth Pier.

Some will be solo racers, others will participate as relay team members, and all will be united in supporting the cause of raising awareness about cystic fibrosis, and generating funds to help CF families.

The Crossing crew will depart from Bimini by 1:00 AM Saturday morning and land at Lake Worth Beach staring at midday on June 15.

See the below details, and please call me with any questions.

This year’s Crossing is dedicated to CF patient Ms. Megan Tims (photo attached). Her inspiring story is surrounded by hundreds of others.

What: Lake Worth Beach Landing Party! Welcome the paddlers as they arrive from Bimini. The event is open to all and will feature music, food, vendors, sponsors, games and the amazing experience of welcoming paddlers as they arrive from their overnight journey.

When: Saturday June 15. Starting 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM, and continuing until all the paddlers have landed.  Paddlers arriving between about 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Where: Lake Worth Beach, 10 Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Opportunities: Photo ops and interviews with paddlers as they return from their epic voyages.

What: Awards ceremony on the beach.

When: Sunday June 16, 9:00 AM

Where: Lake Worth Beach, 10 Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460

About the Crossing:

Organizer Travis Suit’s inspiration for standup paddling from the Bahamas to Florida is his daughter Piper, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was four. “CF” is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time (www.pipersangels.org).

When Travis learned that salt water could be very beneficial in alleviating the symptoms of CF, he immersed Piper in saltwater activities, and became inspired to create an ocean-based event that could raise awareness and funds to help CF patients everywhere. Thus was born the Crossing For A Cure™.

Travis made his first crossing from the Bahamas to Florida in 2013 with three stalwart friends who traversed 90 miles after paddling continuously for 15 hours, and came to be known as “Piper’s Angels.” Since then, their ranks have grown to include hundreds of inspired paddlers, dedicated volunteers, and generous sponsors who work together to support and improve the lives of families in the cystic fibrosis community by raising awareness, offering life-expanding activities, and providing urgent financial support, through the Piper’s Angels Foundation.

This year’s journey from Bimini to Florida is scheduled for June 15. Paddlers will depart Bimini just after midnight on Saturday morning and arrive in Lake Worth on Saturday afternoon. The event is open to stand up or prone boards, surf skis, outrigger canoes and dories, with a potential of over $100,000 in cash purses for the competitive categories.

More info:

https://www.crowdrise.com/crossingforacure2019

Award-winning 2018 Crossing “Epic Love” documentary film:  https://youtu.be/Bw4fx_B6lcw

https://www.facebook.com/CrossingForACure/

Follow the paddlers in real time with the app at:  https://www.crossingforacure.com/

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/crossing-for-a-cure/id1466692475

1 COMMENT

  1. Attended the landing event today, and it’s impossible to say what badasses these folks are. From prone to OC, to SUP….these paddlers battled an unimaginable effort to make this crossing. Mad mad respect!! Look for a repost of interviews of some of the crossing paddlers in an upcoming edition of Southern Boating Magazine which we will repost here on The Mullet.

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