Other than not actually finding a cure for breast cancer as we rafted down the Colorado River, the 2009 Raft for the Cure was a spectacular success! Teamed with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Salt Lake City, lots of money was raised to help find that cure. For many wanting to make this an annual tradition, we are excited to announce the dates of next year’s Raft for the Cure, June 26, 2010!
The full day event started with registration/check in at the Moab Adventure Center in the heart of Moab. T-shirts, wrist bands and lifejackets distributed to participants, buses and rafts were loaded and the downstream journey began.
The rafting trip was, as always, a blast. There are moments on the river for stories to be shared of survival, defeat, tragedy and triumph in the fight to find a cure for breast cancer. The adventurous, courageous and undaunted spirit of the women on the trip was inspiring—and the river trip was the perfect element for them to show off that admirably fierce side. But besides all that, river trips are just plain fun!
Lunch along the river at the Red Cliffs Lodge was a fun social gathering point, and then all enjoyed the evening barbeque and live concert with bluegrass music by “Cold Creek”. Other artists took the stage as well including “High Water” and Kalin Rackam. Dancing and other spontaneous outbursts of laughter and enjoyment filled the night air.
The 2009 event was capped off just after dark with a great slideshow and video that was produced that same day to commemorate the event. (That video has now been posted on our You Tube and soon coming to our Facebook pages).
Please find us on Facebook to view photos from the event, add us as a friend, and tell your friends about it too. Call us crazy, but even with nearly three hundred participants in this year’s events, we want the event to become even more popular and grow in size for years to come!