Two crazy girls looking for some fun and headed for our next adventure! Please support us as we fight off sharks and brave the open ocean as we ride the Gulf Stream 80 miles from Bimini, Bahamas to Palm Beach, Florida to support the fight agaist cystic fibrosis. Thanks for giving us your money! With love, Carol and Nikki
The Crossing For A Cure is a long-distance endurance paddle challenge and international championship. 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.