Full Day of River Rafting and Evening Events Including Dinner, Silent Auction and Live Concert To Benefit Breast Cancer Research
Moab, UT, June 13, 2012– Utah’s Moab Adventure Center hosts the 6th annual Raft for the Cure http://www.raftforthecure.com/ from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 30, 2012, along the Colorado River in Moab, Utah, leaving plenty of free time over the weekend to enjoy hot air ballooning, a Hummer safari, stand up paddle boarding and/or exploring the treasure that is Arches National Park.
An anticipated 250 participants will ride the river to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Monies are received by Susan G. Komen for the Cure Salt Lake City Affiliate. The rate is $150 adults and $120 under 16.
Last year’s event attracted over 300 participants from Utah, Colorado, and elsewhere and raised over $20,000 for the breast cancer research.
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. Registration (go to: http://www.raftforthecure.com/registration/) includes a themed T-shirt and Raft for the Cure Memory Wrist Band, a full day of rafting down the Colorado River on paddle boats to experience Class I - III rapids, a gourmet lunch at Red Cliffs Lodge overlooking the river, transportation to and from the Moab Adventure Center, a silent auction, dinner and live music in Moab’s downtown Swanny Park.
A highlight of the silent auction that promises to be the largest ever, will be a hand-made electric guitar made by a former Western River Expeditions guide, Bill Rini (http://www.arcwoodcustomguitars.com/).
For a video of last year’s event and more Information please visit: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/cure/.
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, stand up paddleboarding, 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 a postcard-perfect vacation destination 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 for a variety of guided activities surrounding Raft for the Cure, please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email at http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/.
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