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Kayaking 4 Meso

5th Annual

My name is Mark Wells and my daughter Linda was diagnosed with Peritoneal Mesothelioma at age 16. She had had related health issues as early as age 14. For about 14 years now she has been battling this very rare cancer. She is the youngest person I have ever heard of being diagnosed with this cancer. She has endured 7 major surgeries and several rounds of chemotherapy. There is no known cure for Mesothelioma and research funding has lagged far behind other cancer research. My daughter’s condition has seemed hopeless and my mission has been to raise awareness and donations to help fight this rare cancer thru research.

This year will be our 5th annual Kayaking 4 Meso. Our annual fundraising event will be to kayak down the Hudson River from Admirals Marina in Stillwater, NY and ending at the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park in Halfmoon, NY. We are looking for people to participate in this event, either by paddling with us down the Hudson River or joining us at the end at the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park. This will be approximately an 8 mile paddle, while going thru 3 locks on the Hudson River. Approximate time on the water will be 3 to 3 1/2 hours, with 3 breaks as we travel thru the locks.

You can also help by sponsoring a kayaker and joining us at the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. You can join the festivities with us as we wait for all the kayakers to arrive. Food and refreshments will be available at the park.

We are also raffling off a kayak again this year. For more information visit

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