Travis Suit is paddleboarding nearly 100 miles from the Bahamas to save his daughter's life
Raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
11:09 AM, Jul 19, 2013
7:05 PM, Jul 19, 2013
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- The love between a father and his daughter is something special, something that can never be broken.
That's exactly what this story is all about.
Travis Suit is paddleboarding nearly100 miles from the Bahamas to Palm Beach to help save his little girl.
In November 2011, Suit's now 5-year-old daughter, Piper, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.
CF is a life-threatening disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults.
Travis would later learn the ocean and the salt in the air has a beneficial effect for CF patients. He took that discovery, combined it with his new hobby of paddleboarding, and
Crossing For A Cure was born.
On August 2nd, the plan is for Travis and three of his good friends to push off from the dock in Bimini and paddleboard 100 miles in 24 hours, finishing their record journey at the
Tiki Waterfront Sea Grill in Riviera Beach.