Teens to Raise Money in Skateboarding Marathon for Cancer Research
A very resourceful teen from Ontario, Canada, will be skating across North America to Canada to help raise funds for cancer research.
Skate4Cancer is a marathon that will begin in Los Angeles and end in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Beginning in early March, Robert Dyer, Kyle Massaar and a group of friends plan to visit skateparks to promote Skate4cancer and to raise awareness of cancer research and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Robert Dyer will be skateboarding the distance--around 5,000 miles from Los Angeles to Canada. He is working with a personal trainer every morning. What's more he is following a diet and exercise program to prepare himself for the marathon, which will include trekking through the desert and the rockies.
The gang has already been hosting events to collect donations for the supplies and equipment they will need for the trip, including propane stoves, Hammocks, flashing Lights, tents, coolers, microwave, fridge, and several propane tanks. They will be dedicating their journey to their heroes, Tony Hawk and Terry Fox, and to cancer victims everywhere. Rob will dedicate The first and last kilometer of the trip to the memory of Wendy M. Dyer.
Los Angeles to Orange March 3 to 6
Orange to Ontario March 7 to 10
Ontario to Phoenix March 11 to 26
Phoenix to Houston March 27 to May 17
Houston to Waveland May 18 to June 13
Waveland to Knoxville June 14 to 27
Knoxville to Louisville June 28 to July 15
Louisville to Cleveland July 16 to August 3
Cleveland to York August 4 to 13
York to Moorestown August 14 to 20
Moorestown to Elizabeth August 21 to 23
Elizabeth to New York August 24 to September 3
New York to Johnston September 4 to 14
Johnston to Oakland September 15 to 20
Oakland to Niagara Falls September 21 to 25
Niagara Falls to Oakville September 26 to October 1
Oakville to Toronto October 2 to 7
Toronto to Newmarket October 8 to 10
For more information contact : Skate4Cancer
Diana Clarke is a teacher, freelance writer and founder of The Sun and Your Skin, a health and science website on life and light at http://www.yourskinadun.com.