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 Joseph 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. 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 with 2018 nearly upon us, I encourage you to join me on our next long-distance endurance paddle challenge as we embark on a 70 mile journey across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland on June 16th for the official 2018 Crossing For A Cure.
Founder & Executive Director