Released on Monday, 17 May 2010 10:19
Full Day of Colorado River Rafting, Evening BBQ, Local Music Concert, Raffle and Auction to Benefit the Fight against Breast Cancer
Moab, UT, May 17, 2010 – Moab Adventure Center hosts the 3rd annual Raft for the Cure http://www.raftforthecure.com/ on June 26, 2010. During last year’s event, the center donated over $12,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Salt Lake City for breast cancer research. hosts its 3rd annual Raft for the Cure
Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/
explains the history behind the event. “A few years ago, Betty Conner, one of our reservationists discovered she had breast cancer. Betty had been with us for over 15 years and we were all personally touched by her heroic battle. Today she is a survivor. From that experience, Raft for the Cure was born. We now join with her and hundreds of others in a tribute to those millions who have been affected by breast cancer and to find a cure.”
The event includes mild white water rafting on the Colorado River, a complete riverside buffet lunch at Red Cliffs Lodge, an evening BBQ, and live concert at the Moab Adventure Center. Participants also receive a commemorative T-shirt and transportation to/from the river. Proceeds are donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Salt Lake City.
Registration for the event is $100 for adults 16 and up and $85 for youth 5-15. The raft adventure includes running the rapids of Onion Creek, Cloudburst, Ida Gulch, and the famous Whites Rapid. Space is limited so reservations should be made soon.
Non-rafters may also register for off-river activities only; $15 for the dinner and concert, $15 for the commemorative T-shirt, or $27 combined.
“This event, now in its third year, is enjoyed by hundreds of people from all over the country. It’s not only one of the most fun events of the year, it’s also emotional, liberating and all for a very worthy cause,” said Lake.
Moab Adventure Center
) 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 serves active travelers with half, full, and multi-day adventure programs including Moab rafting, Hummer safaris, Arches National Park Tours, canyoneering, Moab mountain biking, Colorado River jetboat tours, horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. In addition to activities, the Adventure Center also offers Moab lodging and Jeep rentals as well as complete Moab vacation packages
Surrounded by an immense red rock playground, Moab, Utah, is unlike any other place in the world. Its postcard-perfect desert is adorned with giant sandstone formations, canyon mazes, and thousands of natural arches. Several national and state parks are accessible from Moab.
Western River Expeditions, providing Grand Canyon rafting
, Utah rafting, and Idaho rafting trips, was founded in 1961 by Colorado River rafting pioneer Jack Currey. Today it pursues a “guiding green” philosophy and belongs to some of the top environmentally conscious organizations in the world: Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association, American Rivers, Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, Utah Rivers Council, America Outdoors, and National River Cleanup Week. See: http://www.westernriver.com/guiding-green/
Moab Adventure Center was recently honored as the 2010 recipient of "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 seven 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 from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/
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