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Deborah Mehigan's Fundraiser:

Ocean to Ocean Cayuco Race, Panama Canal

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EVENT DATE: Apr 11, 2014

Deborah Mehigan


Our project is to raise money to build and equip a computer lab for the Helen Keller School for the Blind in Panama City, Panama. A school which educates students young & old blind, deaf or disabled in some way, A special school. Although Panama is the fastest developing country in Central American with a capital city that rivals any major city in the developed the world its funding for public education is limited and for special education even more so.

We are a team of 4 retired woman with a combined age of 246 determined to raise money for a very worthy cause. The Ocean to Ocean Cayuco Race is an endurance race starting in the Atlantic Ocean and finishing in the Pacific Ocean, transiting through the Panama Canal. We started training in October and the 3 day event is April 11th - 13th, 2014. This year marks the 100th year anniversary of the Canal and this race is part of the planned celebrations.

This is high profile International event being rowed by an unusual team of contestants so we hope to raise awareness of the plight of this school and special education resources throughout Panama.

Whilst we have focused on a computer project their need is great. All monies raised will be passed on to the school and its families.



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