Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The big push By Ron johnson

Rating: ***
Explore Magazine, winter 2006 issue 142. print

this article is about 4 guys who get up and decided to skateboard accross canada to raise money for breast cancer.

they started off there journey in their hometown of halifax on may 1, 2006 where Carlos koppen, Aaron jackson, Rob lewis and Benjamin Jordan. they dunked their boards in the atlantic ocean and started out on a cross country fundraising ride called push for the cure. it took them over 5 months and they raised over 40,000 dollars for breast cancer research. They rode at least 50 kilometres a day. and they stayed a longer visit in major citys such as toronto for fundraising events, and averaging between 80 and 100 kilometres a day and on october 10 with 164 days and 8000 kilometres away then dunked their boards again but this time in the pacific ocean.

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