Kayak For A Cure!

It’s been several years since my cousin suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident when he was away at college. While that injury has confined him to a wheelchair for most of his adult life, it hasn’t done anything to stop him from being an energetic, active adult. Jason discovered kayaking several years back and has been an avid paddler ever since | spending as much time on the water as possible, up north at his parents cabin and on lakes and rivers throughout southern Wisconsin.  

It takes some special adaptive equipment to get Jason on the water, most notably a kayak with an outrigger that helps with balance, so he doesn’t tip the boat. He’s also got a specially designed paddle that allows him to power the boat without needing to grip the paddle like you or I might.  


On Sunday, Jason is organizing “Kayak for a Cure,” a day of kayaking for everyone, to raise awareness for people with spinal cord injuries and to raise money for The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation. The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation provides charitable grants to people with spinal cord injuries, and is working to find a cure for paralysis through funding the latest medical research. Kayak for a Cure is from Noon until 4pm at Rutabaga Paddlesports, 220 West Broadway, Madison 53716

Financial donations can be made at the event on Sunday or by sending a check (please put “Kayak for a Cure” on the memo line) to…


P.O. Box 1388
Waukesha, Wi 53187

Donations are also accepted online at www.brpf.org | please put “Kayak for a Cure” in the comment section.