Coastal Kayak to host fundraisers May 22, June 19

Date Published: 
May 13, 2016

Coastal Kayak of Fenwick Island will be host two more fundraisers for two local charities this summer: Cancer Support Community and Delaware Audubon Society.

On Sunday afternoon, May 22, Coastal Kayak will hold their 15th Annual Paddle for a Cure, benefitting Delaware’s Cancer Support Community. The Cancer Support Community is a state-wide organization, with a separate office in Sussex County, whose mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

“Our programs help people diagnosed with cancer, and their loved-ones, cope with the emotions that accompany a cancer diagnosis and the difficult journey that follows,” said Jo Allegro-Smith, Sussex County director for CSC. “We are so grateful for the generosity of Coastal Kayak. Their support will truly make a difference to our friends, family and neighbors right here in Sussex County who are facing cancer.”

All funds raised will go directly to subsidize the free cancer support programs for residents of Sussex County. For more information, visit: www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

This year’s event will be for intermediate paddlers and up (no first-timers or kids younger than 13). It will be a short paddle to explore the Ocean City commercial harbor, paddle along the north end of Assateague Island and land the kayaks to enjoy the view.

Coastal Kayak’s ACA-certified kayak instructors have been paddling those waters for more than 20 years and know how to navigate the currents to make the trip fun while giving participants an opportunity to play in conditions they might not otherwise experience.

Registration is required. Donations to the Delaware Cancer Support Community will be collected in lieu of a registration fee.

On Sunday evening, June 19, Coastal Kayak will offer a special Salt Marsh Sunset/Moonrise Tour to benefit the Delaware Audubon Society. The Delaware Audubon Society is dedicated to developing a better appreciation of natural resources and working for species and habitat conservation. For more information, visit www.delawareaudubon.org.

Participants, with expert guides, will enjoy a twilight paddle through the salt marshes of the Rehoboth Bay, hoping to see osprey, blue heron and oyster catchers, as well as the annual spawning rituals of the horseshoe crabs. Space is limited, and advanced reservations are required. The cost of the tour is $50 per person, with all proceeds going to the Delaware Audubon Society.

In the last five years, Coastal Kayak has donated thousands of dollars to organizations including the American Cancer Society, Delaware Wild Lands, Horseshoe Crab Conservation Fund (ERDG), Justin’s Beach House, Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute Inc. (MERR), Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF), Rebecca Adams Green Foundation, SMAC (Sock Monkeys Against Cancer), Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research Inc. and the Worcester County Humane Society.

For more information and additional details, visit www.coastalkayak.com, call (302) 539-7999, email info@coastalkayak.com or stop by 36840 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island (across from the Fenwick Island State Park bathhouse).