What makes the Crossing for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis a special event (besides the 80-mile crossing through the straits of Florida in the dead of night) are its people. From founder Travis Suit, to Iona the Assistant Director of Piper’s Angels, to each and every paddler, this cause brings forth some of the greatest hearts in paddling.
In the video below, Tim Goering of Jupiter Florida, is one paddler who’s efforts will make a difference in the lives of the CF community. Tim’s ‘weapon of choice’ for a paddle on this 80-mile distance run? The Switchblade, a two-headed paddle, from Stage. Check it out.
Crossing for a Cure paddler: Tim Goering
Tim Goering is using his powers for good. Taking on the Florida Straits in the dead of night – paddlers launch at 1AM to begin the Crossing for a Cure – with 200 other paddlers is quite a feat. His efforts are dedicated to assisting others who need help.
To date, paddlers have raised, $487,052 towards their $500,000 goal. You can help them succeed!
Bold in the Face of Fear: Crossing for a Cure Gives Hope
Crossing for a Cure is a long-distance endurance paddle and an international championship race taking paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas to the Florida mainland. Now, in its twelfth year, the original Crossing was inspired because of the incredible health benefits of the ocean for those living with Cystic Fibrosis, a terminal lung disease. Travis Suit’s daughter Piper was diagnosed with CF when she was four years old.
See you on the beach in Lake Worth, Florida! Standup Journal will be standing by celebrating this exceptional and special event. We hope to see Tim and check out that Switchblade paddle too!