Help Transport Kids of Puerto Vallarta to Cancer Treatments

For: CANICA Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Organizer: Greg Kennon
Help Transport Kids of Puerto Vallarta to Cancer Treatments (CANICA Puerto Vallarta)
$1,222
of $2,500 goal.
Raised by 20 donors
48% Complete

The Story

It is unfathomable to have cancer. It is a disease I hope not one more person in this world will have to experience. Even more unimaginable is spending several hours on a bus and almost $100 US dollars to receive medical treatments each week. Unfortunately, that is the reality for several families in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Founded in August 2003, CANICA is part of the International Confederation of Organizations for the Help of Children with Cancer (ICCCPO). There are about 30 kids in Puerto Vallarta that CANICA supports. Your donations will help these kids and their families with transportation costs to Guadalajara for their treatments. Guadalajara is approximately 205 miles from Puerto Vallarta and these families have to take a bus to reach the hospital for their treatments. Families pay the full cost of travel from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara. For a mother and her child, a round trip ticket costs around $1,463 pesos or about $86 US dollars. 

CANICA's mission is to provide comprehensive support to children and young people with cancer who are currently cared for in public hospitals, while respecting their natural dignity as a person. 

In partnership with Crossfit Zapata, our goal is to row (on a Concept2 Rowing Machine) for 24 hours straight to reach the distance of 205 miles, the distance from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara. We aim to raise enough money to help each family make the trip to their treatment center in Guadalajara at least once. 

The pain and discomfort we will experience during our 24 hours of exercise will pail in comparison to what many of these children have to contend with. We hope that we can shine a light on a small group of individuals that are in need of help. 

Your support in this endeavor will help these children to get the treatments they need and together, we can help lighten the financial burden on these families in our community.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 24, 2017

Posted on July 24, 2017

Just a few days left until we begin rowing! We have done an awesome job hitting over 1k! 
I rowed for 45-50 minutes this morning and was drenched. I think I might need to bring an extra pair of clothes for Friday.

Thank you to everybody for your support! 

Posted on July 21, 2017

Posted on July 21, 2017

BOOM! We have hit over 1,000 dollars! Today we are 1 week out from the rowathon. I am starting to get a little nervous... For those of you that know Hillary and I, we go to bed early and sleep around 9 hours every night. Staying up for 24 hours straight is going to be hard, much less while having to row! 

Thank you to all of our supporters so far! Let's keep up this momentum:)  

Posted on July 18, 2017

Posted on July 18, 2017

Just hit over 500! Thank you to everybody that has helped us thus far! I did some extra rowing this morning to prepare for the event. I am more worried about staying up 24 hours straight than I am having to row that much! 

Gracias! 

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