PARRY SOUND - On Tuesday, May 29, Dr. Erin Thomson and partner Pete Henry paddled into the Georgian Bay Airways dock.
Paddling for cystic fibrosis.
Dr. Erin Thomson and partner Pete Henry are paddling 470 kilometres to raise money for cystic fibrosis research.
The two are undergoing a quest to paddle 470 kilometres in 12 days to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cystic fibrosis. Town Coun. Keith Saulnier, as well as Paul Hannon and Wade Perkins of the Parry Sound Kinsman Club, were there to welcome them and present them with a cheque for $640 raised for the quest.
This year marks 47 years of Kin support for cystic fibrosis research, as well as the mean age of survival rising to 47 years old for cystic fibrosis patients.
These advancements and accomplishments inspired the idea for “Kayak Quest for Breath.” As a member of the Kinettes and Cystic Fibrosis Director for her region Dr. Thomson has a passion for raising money for the battle against cystic fibrosis and wanted to make a special personal contribution. Paddling through choppy water, high winds, rain and sunshine, this quest required immense physical, mental and emotional strength.
Dr. Thomson said she knew that in undertaking this quest she and Henry would need endurance, perseverance and courage, attributes that each cystic fibrosis patient requires each day just to breathe. For more information or to donate, visit www.kayakquestforbreath.com.