Welcome to Kayaking 4 Meso. Thank you for visiting.

Our mission is to raise awareness about asbestos-caused Mesothelioma and to raise money for research to fight this rare cancer. Monies raised will be donated to Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. Click Here to Donate

My name is Mark Wells and my daughter Linda was diagnosed with Peritoneal Mesothelioma at age 16 with related health issues as early as 14 years old.. For several years now she has been battling this very rare cancer. She is the youngest person I have ever heard of being diagnosed with this cancer. She has endured several major surgeries and several rounds of chemotherapy including two HIPEC treatments. There is no known cure for Mesothelioma and research funding has lagged far behind other cancer research. My daughter’s condition has seemed hopeless and my mission now is to raise awareness and donations to help fight this rare cancer thru research.

Our annual event will be to kayak thru thr "Flight of Locks" on the Erie Canal in Waterford, NY and up the Hudson to the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park in Waterford, NY.

We are looking for people to participate in this event, either by paddling with us thru the locks or joining us at the end at the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park. This will be approximately an 7.5 mile paddle, going thru Lock E6, E5, E4,  E3, E2 and Lock C1. We anticipate it will take between 4 & 4 1/2 hours. This will be a one way paddle.

Shuttle buses will be provided in the morning so your car will be at the end of the paddle.

You can also help by sponsoring a kayaker and joining us at the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park from 1:30 to 4:00. You can join the festivities with us as we wait for all the kayakers to arrive.

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Kayak launch is at 9:00AM from Flight Lock Rd in Waterford, NY.

Festivities at Halfmoon Lighthouse Park are from 1:30 - 4:00.

Food and refreshments will be available.

Click here to go to the registration page. (2019 registration not available until Spring 2019)

(online registration will be available approximately 60 days before the event)

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