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Donate to Castaways Against Cancer; Paddle Poker

Hello & many thanks for being here!

Join Otherside Boardsports, Paddle the Florida Keys, The Qualified Captain, The Florida Keys Brewing Co, Seven Sports, & The Sandbar at Whale Harbour in supporting an epic charity that supports all of us and our loved ones. 

Castaways Against Cancer is in its 24th year of operation as a not-for-profit and has raised 1.9 Million in charitable funds while paddling and cycling.

How far?

3,680 miles via paddle & 340 miles via bike.

That's a lot of paddling & peddling and we're here to add to it!

Donate now and make your mark on their journey in cancer research.


Keep reading below for their mission statement and check out their website too.



The Castaways Against Cancer is a 100% volunteer non-profit comprised of fun-loving, mission-driven individuals focused on fighting cancer. What makes this team unique is the series of arduous journeys it endures every summer from Miami to Key West. Kayakers paddle 160 miles over seven days, runners relay 170 miles over two days, and cyclists pedal the same 170 miles in one grueling day, all to raise money, awareness, and honor those who have battled cancer.

What began with a group of four sea-hippies on the water in 2000 has grown into a powerful movement with dozens of volunteers that has raised more than $1.9 million in the fight against cancer. The Castaways Against Cancer continues to be fueled by the original mission of its founder, Steve O'Brien, who more than two decades ago, got in his kayak after losing his mother to cancer. O'Brien was inspired to "light a candle rather than cursing the darkness," which is what the Castaways and its community of supporters continue to do.

In the end, it's quite simple. The Castaways kayak, cycle, and run, donations help the world fight cancer, and we all pray for a cure.



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