This year I will be crossing from Bimini to lake worth via prone paddle board just like last year with fellow water man Justin. We are beyond excited to be taking this journey on again and seeing what new obstacles may lay ahead. Training and fund raising is underway along with mentoring, helping and teaching new crusaders.... this might be the most epic crossing yet! Thank you to everyone taking the time to check this out, the people that donated last year and to those of you that will be helping make a difference this year.
We Are going to need your help! Fundraising for the journey starts now and all proceeds go to those and the families directly affected by cystic fibrosis. Last year’s journey was one I will remember for the rest of my life, but what we endured does not pale in comparison to what those with cystic fibrosis deal with on a day-to-day basis.
The place that I have in my heart for patients with CF is one of the most empathetic and loving places that I have ever felt. If it means that I do this crossing every year that I can help make a difference in research, development and supporting those effected then so be it... it’s the least I can do.
I apologize for the bare profile at the moment, I just recognize the importance of getting the word out there ASAP so we can get this ball rolling!
Thank you so much! So stoked to take you all on the journey this year!!!
Lex and Justin
The Crossing For A Cure is a long-distance endurance paddle challenge and international championship that takes paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland in Lake Worth. The event was inspired because of the incredible health benefits of the Ocean for those living with cystic fibrosis. Travis Suit's daughter Piper was diagnosed with CF when she was four years old.
About cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.