M&S 24Seattle/2017

$2,519 of $12k goal

Raised by 33 people in 24 days
Troy Nebeker  REDMOND, WA
Hello friends of the sea. Welcome to year three. We are at it again because cancer is a taker and our goal is to give just as much right back. 

What cancer can’t touch is our spirit, our drive and our will to live every day to its fullest potential. A community of people giving back in a very grass roots way. We are not a foundation or a charity - we don’t have red tape. Our goal is a simple one - fill envelopes with donations and get them in the hands of families dealing with cancer. A breath of normalcy for them - thanks to you.


A bit of history for you:

In the spring of 2015, our crew of 6 paddlers took on the challenge of paddling relay style for 24 hours. Our goal was singular: Raise awareness and funds for local families arm wrestling with cancer. The community rallied around us and we raised $5000 and filled 5 envelopes with $1000 each, hand delivered to 5 families  letting them know that they are not alone.

In the spring of 2016 we grew to 7 teams of six paddling across the US and Canada. Collectively we were able to raise $50,000 delivering 50 envelopes to families in the thick of cancer.

On April 15th of this year - Nineteen teams and growing, will once again be paddling from 8 a.m on the 15th until 8 a.m on the 16th.

As one person it is difficult to make a difference - but as a community - we are proving that making a difference is  more than possible - it is a joy.

Our location is once again home based out of Urban Surf on Lake Union. Robin and the crew are awesome. Please make sure to thank them in person.

Please come out, say hello, cheer loud and even better join in for some time on the water!

Looking forward to seeing you the 15th.

Team Seattle.
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Update 3
Posted by Troy Nebeker
6 days ago
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Hard to believe we are less than a month away. Everything is going great. The team is chomping to get paddling and we are so excited to see everyone on the water. Please join to cheer on and keep the good vibes on 11!

We have two envelopes filled. You are awesome. Thank you.
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Update 2
Posted by Troy Nebeker
18 days ago
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Hello friends of the sea -

This journey is off to a wonderful start. Thank you so much for the donations so far.

One of the reasons gofundme is such a great platform is they really support and encourage transparency. As a grass roots idea - this is super important.

As we get closer to our goal and paddle day the plan is very simple - we will withdraw funds, and stuff envelopes with $1,000 each and then distribute them to families dealing with cancer. I will make sure to take pictures of each envelope and announce each delivery.

Privacy for families is important but will also make sure to deliver back stories that unfold.

Know that your kindness and willingness to be part of this is so appreciated and we will paddle hard - but more importantly - together, we will make a difference.

Thank you.

Troy
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Update 1
Posted by Troy Nebeker
20 days ago
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Thank you so much for your kind hearts. As a community we can make a difference.
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$2,519 of $12k goal

Raised by 33 people in 24 days
Created March 2, 2017
LK
$30
Leslie Kligerman
3 days ago

Go DAVE and TEAM!

JK
$30
jon kwon
3 days ago

#gobecauseyoucan. in memory of cody g.

DC
$50
David Crist
5 days ago

Thanks Troy!

$50
Ivan Storck
5 days ago

Can paddle too!

KT
$50
Krissi Thomas
5 days ago

AWESOMESAUCE = what you are doing! :)

SS
$25
Steve & Dianne Sperry
5 days ago
DW
$50
Doug and Marcia Wiviott
5 days ago
$100
Adam Jossem
6 days ago

Always blown away by this crew and how devoted you all are. Awesome doesn't even come close. Keep on paddling on.

SL
$50
Spencer Lazzar
9 days ago
TD
$50
Thien-Di Do
10 days ago

Good luck Dave! The Thomas Family is cheering you on!

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