If you follow my tweet’s you will have noticed me talking about C2C4C. Well it’s about time I did a Blog on this exciting project I have signed up for.
A couple of my mates were sadly at a funeral in Jan of 2009 and the idea was formed by my best mate Russel Symcox who is the driver behind the expedition. The concept is that we all had someone close to us that was affected by Cancer and how could we just sit by?
Well it’s taken over a year and it’s a go. The Coast 2 Coast 4 Cansa is born!
Here is the official statement
On 21 April 2010, six adventurers on jet ski’s will travel over 2800km’s of South African coastline in order to increase awareness and raise funds for CANSA as part of the Coast2Coast4CANSA (C2C4C) campaign.
The pilots, Barry Lewin (SA Surfski paddler), Jason Ribbink (SA Surfing & Big Wave Rider), Lance Klusener (SA Cricketer), Daryll Cullinan (SA Cricketer), Mark Addison (Shark Expert & Marine Conservationist) and Russel Symcox (Dolphins Cricketer) will begin their journey in Ponto De Oura, Mozambique and end at the Orange River on the West Coast border of Namibia.
The 1511 nautical mile journey involves more than just the six-strong “core” jet ski crew, as they will be accompanied by three support vehicles manned by support crew members, medical and safety personnel, a television and media production crew, media liaisons and logistics co-ordinators.
During the journey, the crew will stop over in the major South African cities of Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, and make use of the opportunity to promote Cancer awareness. On these particular stop over days, media interviews with local radio stations and regional or community newspapers will be facilitated through the media liaisons and, with the assistance of CANSA, educational visits to schools, hospitals, clinics and special care facilities will also be organised, all designed to promote awareness about Cancer and draw attention to the objectives of the C2C4C campaign.
For more information and to track the progress of the crew, both in the build-up and throughout the C2C4C campaign, log on to the official website at www.coast2coast4cansa.co.za
or visit the CANSA website www.cansa.org.za
to get the latest updates, news, pictures and videos.
Find C2C4C on facebook HERE
and twitter HERE