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24 Hour Ultraskate
Thu, Feb 12, 2015
About This Activity
24 hour skateboard race Skate a little or skate a lot, it's up to you. How far can you go in 24 hours? Set a personal best or go for the World Record! Join the Century club- 100 miles. Make the Elite 200 group- 200 miles (only 20 members world wide) Become the World record holder - 261.8 Male - 186.9 Female Check out all the distances @ www.pavedwave.org Divisions - Individual (As many miles as you can by yourself)
- SSUP (Street Stand Up Paddle) - Team (4 skaters, 1 team members skates at a time) IDSA sanctioned race. IDSA membership required, race follows all rules and regulations set by IDSA. YES, helmets required! www.theidsa.org
BEST OF ALL, THE PROCEEDS OF THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PROTON THERAPY INSTITUTE AND SPECIFICALLY THERE BOB FOR THE CHILDREN FUND:
The Fund was initiated in April 2011 by prostate cancer patients at UFPTI with the goal to reduce the fear children have while receiving proton treatment for their brain tumors. The fund is a male prostate cancer patient driven fund to support the children who have brain tumors and their families.
In addition, the Fund helps parents and family members cope with the many challenges they face while their children are receiving treatment and battling for their lives.
What the Fund Provides:
Child Life Specialist - helps children reduce their fears, which shortens treatment times and allows for more children to be treated
Medical Therapeutic Arts & Crafts - a way for children to express their fears and feelings and keeps children occupied during the long waiting hours
Van Transportation - for families to and from the facility as many patients are here from other parts of the U.S. and from around the world that need local transportation
Family Support - family fun nights for children and support group meetings for parents with counselors
Personalized Blanket & Gator for each child - a colorful blanket to keep them warm during treatments and a stuffed UF Gator for comfort with an injection port to help educate the child about the procedure
iPads - for use at the facility to educate and entertain older children