She joins about 30 others who already signed up for a time slot. “I’ve been paddling since I was little, it’s my favorite sport,” Rijos said. “It’s to raise money for families with cancer,” said Rijos.
She will also be out on the water taking part, giving back one paddle at a time. “We have hour increments and each hour a different group of people, you can just hop put there on a board, kayak, any watercraft, you can go at 5 a.m., 2 a.m. or right in the middle of the day,” explained Urban Kai employee Bella Rijos.
READ Kayak company connects paddlers with Tampa Bay ecosystem Paddleboarding shop Urban Kai is behind this act of kindness. It is the second time the owners are organizing a group to take part in the Monster & Sea 24 Hour Paddle for Cancer.
Click here for more information. CONNECT WITH FOX 13: “Some of the families are coming out just to watch maybe even participate, and I think it’ll make them feel very grateful to have this community around them and glad to be a part of that community,” Rijos said.
To help deal with the devastation of the disease, Urban Kai has connected with three local families fighting through a brain cancer diagnosis. They plan to give each one an envelope filled with $1,000 cash once the 24-hours is complete. Cancer is a taker, stealing people’s health and their loved ones.
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