Solo Sea Kayak Trek To Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer . April 2d 2009 through April 10 th 2009 A solo kayak trek from Washington, DC to Windmill Point, Virginia 121 Miles . Did you know?.
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April 2d 2009 through April 10th 2009
A solo kayak trek from Washington, DC to Windmill Point, Virginia
Okay so now you know the way to help, now here are ways you can raise awareness.
Instead of coming to a boat landing and watching me depart give your support by seeing
Your doctor and getting an exam.
If you are an employer give your female employees the time off to go to the doctor with
Pay, yes you heard me, a few dollars spent in a day recoups well over the years and as
Well may prevent costly health insurance dollars down the road. As the old expression
Goes you can pay now or really pay later.
I will make you a promise, and there will be a way for you to verify everything I am saying.
I will paddle in that little boat seen above this paragraph 121 miles, it should take about 8
Days with a layover at Colonial Beach Virginia for one day of rest, at the mid point. You can
Verify my commitment to paddling this, by a special internet site which will show my exact
Location on the water. I plan to paddle rain or shine, warm or cold. Sleep on a beach or in
the kayak to reach this destination within the time frame of 8 days..
During the 8 days I am hoping that enough people will see or hear about this to
become involved in this effort. Again I am asking you to support this not with your money
But to invest in your self. Get the exam, encourage someone to get the exam . If you cannot
get a mamogram get an ultrasound or the exam by palpitation . Support the people you
Care about! You see that is what this is all about. CARIING.
They say the journey is a thousand miles, for a woman who discovers a lump there is a hellish nightmare that works two ways. The WHAT IF, and the WHAT DO I DO NOW. I watched as a friend of mine who was dying from prostrate cancer watched and worried about the woman he loved go through the nightmare. He was incapacitated and yet he showed his love and support by being at her side as much as he could. When he died they were married for 52 years, inspite of both of them and their health issues, they stood by each other and with the support of family and friends fought and his wife of those years, a second mother to me and the only grandmother my son ever knew to this day still cares for others. She got through this as she said with her faith and with the support of those who cared.
During my training and as well on my treks I will be using a device called “SPOT” Spot is a personal tracker, that sends a message to loved ones or friends to let them know where I am and shows it on Google Maps which are connected to a link. As many as ten email addresses can be applied for the messenger to send out email, usually a sentence such as “I am okay” the other feature is a tracker program where links will be set up on my different internet sites and these links will give my location to the viewer, who may then click on the link and see where I am. It has another set of features, one for sending for non-emergency help and another separate button that notifies emergency services. All of these which work off of a satellite network.
I have tested this device its waterproof character and its performance under extremes of temperature work very well.
As I said you will see that I am where I said I would be and as well showing you that my belief in this is worth the effort of having a device that shows it.
My name is Lee Chamberlain, I am a diver by occupation, by avocation I am a paddler. My beliefs are my own and do not reflect an organization. The days we spend on this planet are few and the lives we touch can be many or we can live as a solitary existence as did Thoreau on Walden Pond.
I have a son he is 14 years old. He is my heart , and no matter where or when I think or should hope to think he knows that. I am not involved in cancer research. However I am extremely familiar with cancer treatment, we need not go any further there.
Solo Sea Kayak Trek hear about this to
To raise the issue of
BREAST CANCER AWARENES
April 2d 2009 –April 10th 2009