From Andrew’s website: pinkportage.com
The Pink Portage is a 1,200 km trip across Ontario that I will be attempting to finish in 40 days. On June 3rd, 2012 I will be departing from Kingston, ON and after looping around our nation’s capital, Ottawa, I will heading for the finish line in Windsor, ON.
I don’t expect this trip to be an easy one by any stretch of the imagination. I will encounter constantly changing inclines, slippery gravel walkways, gusty headwinds, seemingly increasing canoe and pack weight and obvious fatigue and soreness. All this may seem like a lot, but it pales in comparison to what a person with cancer goes through on a daily basis. I have seen first-hand, the courage, resilience and determination these people display and I am going to draw upon that to motivate me all the way to the finish line! Hopefully with your support, I will have many more Canadians taking every step with me along the way, giving me the strength to carry on in moments of weakness.
You’re probably asking yourself why a pink canoe? And really it is just because breast cancer is the type of cancer that has affected me and my family the most. It has been a presence in my life from when I was a little kid, until as recently as a few years ago. And, plus, real men portage pink right? In all seriousness though, the purpose of this journey is to not only raise funds for all types of cancer research and care but also to raise overall cancer awareness. After all, your support will be the difference from just a guy carrying a pink canoe to something where we all take a step together in the fight against cancer