The 24 started in the early spring of 2015, when 6 people in Seattle, led by Troy Nebeker from Monster and Sea ( www.monsterandsea.com), did a relay paddle for 24 hours to raise some funds for families who were dealing with cancer. Their goal was to stuff five envelopes with $1000 each, and put those envelopes in the hands of people who were dealing with cancer and could use some help at a really tough time. Through generous donations and support, they blew past their goal and raised over $7000, helping seven families in the process. Last year in 2016, the 24 grew to seven groups of paddlers from all across the US and Canada, and the group raised a whopping $68,000, helping 68 families, each from the areas the paddles took place.
This spring there will be at least 21 teams paddling in cities across North America and Europe. Our Frenchman's Bay group is stoked to be part of the event and paddle for 24 hours on Frenchman's Bay / Lake Ontario, raising money to help local families. Where does the money go? To a family or families in need, how it's used is for the family to decide. This isn’t about research, this isn’t about finding a cure, this doesn’t go to a charity. This is cash, in an envelope, put in the hands of folks who need it. It could help pay the utility bills, or buy some groceries, or maybe take the family away for a weekend to get a break from the chaos.
Thank you everyone for your generous support! Please keep in mind that your donations are going to a place that will make a real difference in people’s lives. At the same time, support comes in many forms, so if you are unable to make a donation, we welcome you to come out and join us on the water or just say hi to show your support.
Please join us:
Where: Frenchman's Bay West
Beachpoint Prom, Pickering, ON, L1W 2A4
Start: Saturday, April 14th 8:00 AM
Finish: Sunday, April 15th 8:00 AM
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A sincere thank you from the Monster & Sea 24 Frenchman's Bay 2018 team!
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