This is a three part journey. You may choose one part of the adventure or all three parts. Participants that complete all three parts of this challenge will receive a fourth glass to complete a set of four glasses: Race the Coast Less Traveled, Paddle the Coast Less Traveled, Pedal the Coast Less Traveled and Discover the Coast Less Traveled.
FULL MOON PADDLE: Friday evening is the Full Moon Paddle. We will meet at 8:00 pm at Blue-Mystique and paddle up the river in the glow of the moon. Kayaks are available for rent. https://www.blue-mystique.com/ Sign up for the Blue Moon Paddle, August 16 to rent kayaks. There is a limited number of rental kayaks available so book soon.
LUMINARY WALK/RUN: Saturday evening 6pm August 17, we will meet at Blue-Mystique to run a 5K across the river to the boardwalk. This is a noncompetitive fun run to remember those who have battled cancer: To honor those winning the battle and as a memorial to those who we have lost.
PEDAL THE SUNRISE: Sunday morning August 18, we will meet at 8 am at Blue-Mystique and will pedal around the Manistique Lakeshore Campground. Bikes are available for rent. https://www.blue-mystique.com/ Bike availability is limited so book soon.
This event is to raise sponsorship funds for Laurie Lindstrom for her participation to New York City to run the New York City Marathon for DetermiNation for the American Cancer Society. This 26.2 mile race is a World Marathon Major. Laurie lost her son Brian to cancer November 2008 and is running it to help kill cancer one step, one cent, and one cell at a time. http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=89738&pg=personal&px=47031029
This year's journey has a new dimension as I have been diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma. I am blessed to have support from family and a great medical team, but most important to me is to share the good news about how the American Cancer Society can help. Last year in NYC I was able to visit the Hope Lodge that our money directly supports. It is a home away from home for patients visiting cancer treatment centers in the city. There are more than 30 Hope Lodges in the United States. Travel to the best hospital to treat your form of cancer can be daunting. I met one man and his mother in NYC who were battling lymphoma in it's late stages. He was so profoundly appreciative of the Hope Lodge. I know when we were in Grand Rapids, battling Brian's cancer the Renucci House was our home away from home.