Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Canoe has Arrived!

The Old Town Canoe and Kayak Company has donated the largest canoe they make to us for the trip. We could not be more thankful for their incredible generosity. The canoe is the 20 foot Tripper XL, made specifically for long journeys. It can easily carry all of our gear, and will allow our trip to be far more safe and enjoyable then in our small old canoe. We are so grateful for such an awesome gift.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

We're getting ready

After spending months looking for jobs in this unwelcoming environment, we discussed productive ways to use our brains, work ethic, and thirst for adventure. That is how we developed the idea to canoe down the Mississippi River to raise money for breast cancer research.

We have dubbed this venture, “Canoe for the cure”, and are going to write journal entries in our blog so people can follow our progress down the river. We have contacted several local newspapers to help spread awareness for our cause.

While we don’t have personal funds, we do have time. We are contacting businesses and other organizations that support cancer research to contribute to the expenses we will have for travel, food, gear, and other provisions. Any sponsorships, financial donations, or equipment donations for our trip will help us immensely.