All my readers,
On July 9th I will be participating in the 5th annual Kiteboard 4 Cancer event at the Hood River event site in Oregon. It will involve a 6-hour endurance race where I will try to complete as many laps as possible in that time period. The goal of Kiteboard 4 Cancer is to raise money for advocacy, prevention, and survivorship programs. Kiteboard 4 Cancer is under an umbrella of multiple events known this year as the Tenacity Games, which will include a stand-up paddleboarding event and kiteboarding relay race.
If any of you are willing to make a donation, please visit my donation page:
I participated in this event in 2008 and it was a joy to gather with other kiteboarders to raise money for the battle against this difficult disease. Here are some pics from 2008:
- Rigging up
- Off to a late start due to technical difficulties...look at all of those kites on the water!
- Kites ready to launch for the day's race
- Switched to a bigger kite...the black and white kite with the 0
This is in memory of my Uncle Bob Raper and grandfather Glenn Van Wieringen, who both passed away from cancer.
Thank you for helping me to support this cause.