Full Day of River Rafting and Evening Events Including Dinner and Live Concert to Benefit Breast Cancer Research
Moab, UT, April 15, 2011 – Utah’s Moab Adventure Center hosts the 5thannual Raft for the Cure http://www.raftforthecure.com/ from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 25, 2011, on the Colorado River in Moab, UT, with an anticipated 500 participants who will ride the river to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Monies are received by Susan G. Komen for the Cure in Salt Lake City, UT.
Last year’s event attracted 330 participants from Utah, Colorado, and elsewhere and raised over $20,000. This year six rafting companies in the Moab community will be joining forces to accommodate up to 500 guests.
Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center, explains how this event got started. “After hearing the news that one of our own employees, Betty Conner, discovered she had breast cancer, we created this even 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.”
Lake pointed out that the Moab Adventure Center hopes to continue to raise funds for Breast Cancer research while hosting this annual event. He says that more outfitters and local community businesses will be joining the event this year as “demand to be part of this important fundraiser has increased significantly.”
Participants check-in from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the day before (June 24) at the Moab Adventure Center located in downtown Moab (225 S. Main Street, Moab, UT 84532).On-river activities for ages 5 and up run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 including a buffet lunch at Red Cliffs Lodge on the banks of the Colorado River. At 6 p.m. that evening, dinner and a live music concert concludes the weekend event. Dinner is included for participants and available for purchase to the general public. “We’re hoping to have a great turnout of Moab locals this year as we host the evening events at the city park,” said Lake.
The $100 adult registration fee ($85 youth ages 5-15) includes a commemorative Raft for the Cure t-shirt, a rubber memory wristband, a full-day of rafting with class I-III rapids, buffet lunch, round trip transportation from Moab Adventure Center, and the live concert and dinner.
For a video of last year’s event and more Information please visit: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/cure/.
To register visit: http://www.raftforthecure.com/registration/
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 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 ridingand 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.
For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email at http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/.
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