Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis 2020

Each year, the Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis seeks to both raise funds and raise awareness for those with cystic fibrosis, a terminal lung disease. This year on June 20th, Bluewater is co-sponsoring the event with Isotropic and JV Connectivity, and recruiting Stand Up Paddlers and a Host Yacht to carry satellite equipment. This will enable live streaming as the paddlers cross 80 miles of ocean from Bimini to Florida.

By Ami Ira • 10 March 2020
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Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis

The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis is a long-distance endurance paddle challenge and international championship race that takes paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream, from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland. The event was inspired because of the incredible health benefits of the Ocean for those living with cystic fibrosis, a terminal lung disease, and benefits the Piper’s Angels Foundation.

Piper’s Angels Founder and Executive Director Travis Suit created the event after his daughter Piper was diagnosed with CF when she was four years old. This epic marathon is the foundation’s annual flagship event, and one of the most premier paddle events in the world. The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis has raised over $1,000,000 to date in support of the cystic fibrosis community and was instrumental in establishing the Piper’s Angels Foundation.

The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis event has been featured in USA Today, ESPN, Weather Channel and over 50 media articles online and print, raising awareness and reaching millions of people through traditional and social media.

If you would like to register as a paddler, visit the event website to sign up. Even if you can’t make it to Bimini, you can still register as a virtual paddler to support the fundraising effort. You can also donate to support your favorite team, or sign up as a volunteer!