Time: May 21, 2011 from 8am to 3pm
Location: Meehan's Cove Beach
Street: 199 Model Farm Road
Website or Map: http://www.paddleforparts.ca
Event Type: fundraising, event
Organized By: Canadian Liver Foundation
Latest Activity: May 12, 2011
Paddle in support of Liver Health & Organ and Tissue Donation
New Brunswickers are challenged to paddle and support people affected by Liver disease and waiting for organ transplants. The Paddle for Parts fundraising event on May 21st, 2011 at Meehan’s Cove Beach, is in support of the Canadian Liver Foundation and to bring awareness to the importance of organ & tissue donation.
The Canadian Liver Foundation promotes liver health and raises money for liver research. By working with the many volunteers and chapters across the country, they are able to support families impacted by liver disease and provide education programs to the general public and the medical community.
Registration and instruction for this inaugural event begin at Meehan’s Cove Beach at 8:00AM Saturday morning. Participants will receive a swag bag of donated items and embark on their kayak excursion at 9:00AM after a brief instruction from trained guides and seasoned paddlers from the Go Fundy Events & River Bay Adventure Kayak Companies. Whether a beginner or expert paddler, participants will return well exerted from the morning paddle and join supporters for a rejuvenating picnic lunch, donated by the Atlantic Superstore, Millidgeville Market back at Meehan’s Cove by 11:30AM. An optional additional afternoon paddle will commence at 12:30PM for those interested, or stay on the beach for a free demonstration of Paddle Surfing and acoustic musical entertainment.
Individuals can participate with a minimum pledge/donation of $75 per person; pledge sheets can be found online. All kayak equipment, trained guides, and lunches have been generously donated and will be provided for individuals use. Register early, spaces are limited.
Proceeds going to support the Canadian Liver Foundation through the Give’r for Liver marathon program in 2011. While raising funds for research, increasing awareness of liver disease and organ donation, and how important it is to talk to your family about your wishes, as it could save someone else’s life or your own. There are over 4000 individuals waiting for an organ transplant across Canada.