Pink Paddles for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. You’ll notice more pink in October than you will on Valentine’s Day and almost as much pink as you find at our annual Mush for a Cure event on the Gunflint Trail.
A long time ago I created the Pink Paddle. It’s a graphite, bent-shaft canoe paddle made by Wenonah and it’s PINK! I decided to do this to raise funds for breast cancer and thought it was a good idea. It turns out it didn’t raise alot of money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation but Mush for a Cure has. You can find Mush for a Cure on the main sponsor page of the NBCF website as we’ve donated $226,500 over the years.
The Pink Paddles are great paddles and I love paddling with mine. It’s lightweight, durable and always gets attention. The logo on the paddle represents a blessing and means,”May your new beginning bring you strength, peace and tranquility and may your journeys over water always be safe.”
I didn’t order too many of the paddles to begin with and I have a few of the paddles left for sale. On the last order the handles came separate from the shaft so we can cut the paddles to a specific size. We then glue and epoxy the handle onto the shaft and it doesn’t always end up as beautiful as the ones that came pre-cut and glued from the manufacturer. I have retailed them over the years for $155.00 each plus shipping and handling. Depending upon where the paddle is getting shipped the cost varies from $9-$20.
For the month of October we’re willing to let these paddles go for $99 plus shipping and handling. If you’re interested in purchasing one then email or give us a call at 1-888-CANOEIT. It’s a great price for a unique paddle.