Tim Goering’s 80-Mile Paddle for Cystic Fibrosis

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What makes the Crossing for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis a special event (besides the 80-mile crossing through the straits of Florida in the dead of night) are its people. From founder Travis Suit, to Iona the Assistant Director of Piper’s Angels, to each and every paddler, this cause brings forth some of the greatest hearts in paddling.

In the video below, Tim Goering of Jupiter Florida, is one paddler who’s efforts will make a difference in the lives of the CF community.  Tim’s ‘weapon of choice’ for a paddle on this 80-mile distance run?  The Switchblade, a two-headed paddle, from Stage.  Check it out.

Crossing for a Cure paddler:  Tim Goering

Tim Goering is using his powers for good. Taking on the Florida Straits in the dead of night – paddlers launch at 1AM to begin the Crossing for a Cure – with 200 other paddlers is quite a feat.  His efforts are dedicated to assisting others who need help.

To help in Tim’s fundraising efforts for Piper’s Angels Foundation, the non-profit that benefiting from Crossing for a Cure and in support of the Cystic Fibrosis community, Please Click HERE.

To date, paddlers have raised, $487,052 towards their $500,000 goal.  You can help them succeed!

Bold in the Face of Fear:  Crossing for a Cure Gives Hope

Crossing for a Cure is a long-distance endurance paddle and an international championship race taking paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas to the Florida mainland. Now, in its twelfth year, the original Crossing was inspired because of the incredible health benefits of the ocean for those living with Cystic Fibrosis, a terminal lung disease. Travis Suit’s daughter Piper was diagnosed with CF when she was four years old.

See you on the beach in Lake Worth, Florida!  Standup Journal will be standing by celebrating this exceptional and special event.  We hope to see Tim and check out that Switchblade paddle too!

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.