SAILING FROM THE HEART FOR CANCER 2008
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SAIL FROM THE HEART 2008
SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2008
A VALENTINEâ€™S SOLO SAILING CHALLENGE
AROUND BARBADOS â€“ SINGLE HANDED â€“ ONE ARMED
Andrew Burke, one of Barbadosâ€™ top sailors, boat designer and builder, lost his left arm to cancer in 2005.
Despite his loss and subsequent diagnosis of cancer in his heart, Andrew has retained his courageous spirit, successfully competing in regattas throughout the region and constantly modifying his boat to achieve maximum performance.
On Sunday, 10 February 2008, he will challenge the elements as he attempts to sail solo around Barbados, in an effort to raise awareness and funds, on behalf of persons stricken with cancer.
Donations should be sent directly to the Barbados Cancer Society, Henryâ€™s Lane, St Michael and identified with Andrewâ€™s name.
â€˘ BE A PART OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY EVENT.
â€˘ Be at the Careenage Board Walk for the start at 6:00 am.
â€˘ Follow Andrewâ€™s progress on radio and from vantage points around the island.
â€˘ Join the flotilla that will meet Andrew at North Point and accompany him on the final leg to the finish.
â€˘ Witness the finish and join the reception at Independence Square, as the Chamberlain Bridge is raised for Andrewâ€™s yacht to enter the inner basin.
THE BARBADOS CANCER SOCIETY
TEL: (246) 436-8888 / 427-9005 FAX: (246) 429 3227
Location: Sail around Bim
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THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED JUST POSTING FOR FYI ........ JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING TO READ ABOUT !!!!