Zipping and Paddling for A
By Jared Gross
September 05, 2006
Ketchikan, Alaska - The Farewell to Summer Ketchikan Volunteer
Hospice fundraiser was held on Sunday, September 3 by Southeast
Exposure. The Fundraiser was attended by 68 locals who participated
in Southeast Exposures most popular tours; the Eagle Island Sea
Kayak, and Rainforest Ropes and Zipline Challenge. Southeast
Exposure's 15 guides volunteered in the afternoon event. Over
2,500 dollars was raised for the Hospice.
A few of the 68 locals
Zipping and Paddling for A Cause.
Photograph by Jared Gross
The fundraiser was the idea of Southeast Exposure guide Rob Mueller
who wanted to commemorate the first anniversary of his brother
Matt's passing from cancer. Mr. Mueller visited with Jerri Taylor-Elkin,
Ketchikan volunteer Hospice coordinator in July and the two came
up with the idea of an active fundraiser.
Guide Sarah Rennick enjoyed
volunteering for the Hospice and says "this event shows
that people from Ketchikan can really come together for an event
such as this, and maybe in the future the community will continue
to support this event."
Participant Ellen Young says
"I'll paddle for a cause any day!"
The Volunteer Hospice is looking
for volunteers and will be conducting training in September.
A guest speaker Bill Colby author of Long Goodbye The Death
of Nancy Cruzan is scheduled to be in Ketchikan on Oct. 19
at 6:00 pm at the Discovery Center. Colby's speech will be about
"Right to Die" issues.
For more information on volunteering
for the Ketchikan Volunteer Hospice contact Jerri Taylor-Elkins
at 907-225-8914 or email her at email@example.com.
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