Tuesday, October 17, 2006

YUPM and Kayak for a Cure

Vancouver's YUPM teamed up with Kayak for a Cure founder Mark Starkey this year as a sponsor to help the annual paddling event with its inaugural event in 2006."Our first event this year was amazing," stated Mark Starkey, who founded Kayak for a Cure after moving to Vancouver in March.
"Everyone had an amazing day, the paddle was exciting and overall a huge success." The small group of paddlers raised over $1200 this year for the Canadian Cancer Society. "Our hope is to grow the event each year and really make an impact on finding a cure and affecting the lives of the people that live with the disease. If Cancer hasn't effected you directly, chances are it's effected someone you love. We're receiving emails from all over the country from paddlers that are interested. Right now, we need help, we need volunteers for next year's event, and we're looking for Corporate Sponsors and small firms wanting to become a part of Kayak for a Cure. Our vision is powerful and we're excited about the response we're receiving."

For more information or to volunteer at next year's event visit www.kayakforacure.ca

Who We Are
Kayak for a Cure is a non-profit, volunteer based organization based in Vancouver, B.C, Canada dedicated to creating a future without cancer. Through the annual Kayak for a Cure paddle, special events, corporate sponsorship and donations, the organization works to raise money for cancer research and prevention.

Inaugural Paddle
The first annual Kayak for a Cure paddle will take place Saturday, September 16th, 2006. A small group of twenty paddlers will depart from Jericho Beach at 9:00am and cross English Bay.

100% of funds raised through Kayak for a Cure are donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life for people living with cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society provides leading financial support for cancer research and delivers community-based support programs and prevention information for all types of cancer. For more information visit www.cancer.ca.

Donations can be made online at http://www.kayakforacure.ca/. Sponsors that donate $50.00 or more will receive an official 2006 Kayak for a Cure T-Shirt.Take Part To volunteer or register for Kayak for a Cure 2007, which will take place on July.

Thanks YUPM!