Andy Fauset and son Nick are back at it again, paddling the Trent-Severn Waterway from Trenton to Peterborough to raise awareness and fundraise in support of Prostate Cancer Canada.
The fundraiser, which takes place during Prostate Cancer Awareness Week from September 16th – 23rd, aims to raise $5,000 for the organization.
In September 2012, the father-and-son team paddled the other half of the Trent-Severn — from Port Severn to Peterborough’s Silver Bean Café.
This 14-day kayak journey successfully raised $7,100 for Prostate Cancer Canada’s research and education programs.
Andy and Nick are looking forward to supporting this great cause for another year. The pair have both known men affected by prostate cancer, and wanted to do their part toward supporting research and spreading awareness.
“For my father and I, the fundraiser represents an opportunity to spend time together doing something we love,” says Nick, “while raising awareness of a prominent, yet preventable, health concern affecting men.”
“Some sons don’t have the opportunity to do this with their fathers because of diseases like prostate cancer,” Nick adds.
Andy and Nick encourage any paddlers to join them for any length of time on their Paddle for a Cause 2013 journey. They depart from Trenton Bay at Bayshore Park on Monday, September 16th, and arrive at the Silver Bean Café at Millennium Park in Peterborough on Saturday, September 21st (or September 22nd depending on weather and other delays).
The 2013 Paddle for a Cause Route MapThere will also be a fundraiser finale hosted at the Silver Bean Café on September 29th at noon. The finale is open to the Peterborough community, so feel free to come meet Andy and Nick over coffee and treats and learn more about Paddle for a Cause.
For a complete schedule of Andy and Nick’s route, or to sponsor or make a donation to Paddle for a Cause, please visit their website at www.paddleforacause.ca.
The fundraiser is registered with Prostate Cancer Canada (www.prostatecancer.ca, Charitable Registration Number: BN 89127 0944 RR0001), which directly receives and processes all donations made via the website.