Moab, UT, May 6, 2013– Utah’s Moab Adventure Center hosts the 7th annual Raft for the Cure http://www.raftforthecure.com/ from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 29, 2013, along the Colorado River in Moab, Utah, leaving plenty of free time over the weekend to enjoy all the things the region is known for: hot air ballooning, Hummer safaris, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking and exploring the treasures of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
An anticipated 300 participants will gather at Moab Adventure Center on Main Street in Moab, UT, before running the Colorado River to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Some 400 are expected to attend the post-rafting party that night. Fifty percent of all fees received will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Salt Lake City Affiliate. The rate is $150 adults and $120 under 16. The fee includes river rafting, transportation to/from river, equipment, a catered picnic lunch at Red Cliffs Lodge, dinner with concert and T-shirt.
Last year’s event attracted some 250 participants from Utah, Colorado, and elsewhere and raised $17,500 for cancer research. A video of last year’s event is at http://youtu.be/1pulh6rToIM.
Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center, explains how Raft for the Cure got started. “After hearing the news that one of our own employees, Betty Conner, discovered she had breast cancer, we created this event to help Betty and thousands of others who are affected by breast cancer every year. Today, Betty is a survivor. This event gives us a chance to celebrate those who have won the battle, support those who are currently fighting it, and remember others who have passed on.”
Raft for the Cure headquarters are at the Moab Adventure Center at 225 S. Main Street in Moab.
Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October.
Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center was once again in 2012 honored "Best of State" in the category of adventure travel through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program. Western River Expeditions has also won this coveted award for nine consecutive years.
The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.
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