In November 2011 my daughter Piper was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of four. Piper has a double F508 gene which is a very aggressive form of CF. Immediately I realized the need to get involved in a big picture way.
In the summer of 2013, Shane Pompa, Kyle Igneri, and Josesph Morel joined myself (Travis Suit) as we paddled from the Bahamas to the Florida mainland to gain exposure for everyone living in the CF community. It was a non-stop paddling trip with a landfall in Palm Beach County with all fundraising proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It took approximately 15 1/2 hours to cover about 90 miles. The Crossing for a Cure™ provided a great opportunity to show that no matter what obstacles we face in life, we can always use the gift of choice to persevere.
Now in 2017, I encourage you to join me on our next long-distance endurance paddle challenge as we embark on a 50 mile journey across the Gulfstream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland on June 17th for the official 2017 Crossing For A Cure™.
Support Piper's Angels as they arrive on the beach!!! Stay tuned for real-time updates on the crossing for a cure facebook page.
DATE: Saturday, June 17th (Father's day weekend)
TIME: Due to the unpredictability of determining an exact time the Piper's Angels fleet will arrive, we will be posting live updates on the CFAC Facebook page to keep everyone informed.
LOCATION: Our target destination is the Dania Beach Pier, 300 N Beach Rd, Dania Beach, Fl 33004. However, due to the unpredictable nature of our course and final destination of our landfall, there is no guarantee this is where we'll finish. Real time updates and information will be posted to our facebook page.