TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Kayakers took to the Wabash River Saturday morning to help raise breast cancer awareness.
Boaters started at Fairbanks Park and ended at the North Levee River Cabins in Prairieton.
Overall, the trip was estimated to take four hours. And at the end of the river excursion, participants were able to take part in a celebration cookout.
Organizers started this event last year to help raise money to find a cure for breast cancer. Also, it is about celebrating those who have fought the battle and won.
“The main focus here though is the survivors, and they do so many funding, they raise great money for that and it all stays local,” explained Nicole Hunt, Kayaking for Komen, Canoeing for a Cure.
Hunt stated through corporate sponsorships, she was able to raise more than double the amount she did last year.