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Thanks to a very special group of people, the SebastianStrong Foundation was given the opportunity to raise funds for childhood cancer awareness & research through the efforts of the Castaways Against Cancer (www.castawaysagainstcancer.com).  Each year, for the past 18 years, a group of paddlers launch off in their kayaks from Key Biscayne, FL for a grueling 160 mile journey to Key West, FL to raise money for cancer research.  This year, Eric Pino, Sebastian’s Cross Country coach, paddled a kayak in honor of Sebastian and allowed us to fundraise through his efforts.  The stunning kayak was painted/wrapped by local artist Alejandro Mijares.  We are thrilled to announce that this campaign was a huge success!  Thanks to all of our generous donors we raised over $87,000.

We look forward to working with the Castaways Against Cancer for many years to come.  A BIG THANK YOU to all the donors, sponsors, paddlers, road crew, and artist Alex Mijares for making this possible.  And, an EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU to Eric Pino – for being such a special person in Sebastian’s life, to Luis de la Aguilera – for coordinating this joint venture, and to Crowe LLP, Bank Director, & Professional Bank – for their generous contributions to the SebastianStrong Foundation.

Check out the story at: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/06/12/castaways-against-cancer-raising-funds-during-long-kayak-trip/