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Yacht Broker Partners With Cystic Fibrosis Charity [Piper’s Angel]

June 28, 2019 1:16 pm

One of our brokers, Jordan Preusz recently paddled out for Crossing for a Cure with a group of nearly 220 others in support of Piper’s Angels, a nonprofit that raises awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and raises funds for families who suffer from this disease. From accidentally swimming with sharks to paddling out at nearly 2 am in passionate support of the cause, Jordan’s experience was one for the books!

What made you paddle out in support of Piper’s Angels?

“Our friend Jackie Miller has Cystic Fibrosis, so I and my team were paddling in support of her and her family. My team consisted of me, my two brothers, and my wife, and we took off on our boat on Wednesday, June 12th from North Palm Beach.”

Tell us about your excursion—what did you see or experience that you didn’t expect?

“On the way over, we had to help another group who was having boat trouble about 30 miles from Bimini. While we were stopped, my wife Lauren and our friend Jess jumped in the water to cool off. Only five minutes after they got out, a 10-12 foot Hammerhead shark swam by!

We met up with the group over in Bimini and got to hang out for a couple of days prior to taking off. There were nearly 220 paddlers, 70 or so boats, and lots of crew and support teams.

When it came time to paddle out, all of the paddle boarders were standing by at midnight on Friday night to take off from the beach. Our group was called around 1:20 am on Saturday morning. We knew that we would be taking off in the dark, but it ended up being the most surreal part of the paddle. As we pulled up to the beach and saw 220 paddlers with their glow sticks shining, it was really cool to receive them and link up with our first paddler (my wife) as they came off the beach.”

Now that you’re home, what would you like people to know about you or the cause?

“We felt privileged to be a part of the event. I think we will continue to support in years to come and have had lots of friends tell us they want to join next year. I think I’ll need a bigger boat!

After learning more about Cystic Fibrosis and the challenges it brings, we can’t think of a better way to help support the families and individuals with the disease. The salty air on the coast has proven to be very beneficial for people affected, so we will continue to help support and raise awareness for the foundation.”

What a ride! If you would like to support Piper’s Angels or paddle out with them next year, you can visit their webpage at PipersAngels.org.

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