Kayak for a Cure 2011 is taking place this Sunday, August 28th starting out from Jericho Beach. Participants have been collecting pledges and sponsorships over the last few months and in exchange they get to support a great cause and enjoy time out on the water.
Since it began in 2006, Kayak for a Cure has raised close to $250,000 for cancer research. This year they’re partnering with InspireHealth cancer care centres and hope to raise $50,000 at the sold-out Vancouver event.
Those participating can usually bring their own kayak or rent a single or double kayak for the paddle. John and I shared a double kayak last year for the event that took place on a gorgeous late-August morning. We even spotted spray from a whale, that was hanging out near Jericho at the time, as dozens of kayaks slid by on the water’s surface.
Although registration is now closed (they filled the spots for all 60 kayaks), you can still sponsor a paddler or make a general donation to the cause. If you have your own kayak, you can paddle with the group on Sunday as well. Meet up in front of Ecomarine at Jericho between 8:00am and 9:00am.
Kayak for a Cure takes place across North America, from Victoria to Mississauga and up through the Yukon and Northwest Territories.