Paddle For Life: The Story Of Team Patty
Joseph tells the story of a team coming together to Paddle For Life, for Patty Rycroft
Mahalo Joseph for sharing the story and for stepping up to be part of the journey and honor the memory of Patty Rycroft. Joseph is a Kanaka who paddles with Hawaiian Canoe Club and is a web developer on Maui. Big thank you to JB Guard for his help in providing the escort boat for the voyage, JB is another paddler who has lost someone close to cancer, Team Emalia was another paddling effort to honor Emalia, JB’s wife. A project has since been put together by Emalia’s mother, Brooke Brown. Learn about Na Keiki O Emalia and their mission to help children heal. I also want to mention Patty’s nephew, Bobby Bland. Bobby coached Hawaiian Canoe Club Men’s crew across Kaiwi Channel as Team Patty, in the canoe dedicated to her honor, Halikea. Check out Bobby on his website here:
Paddle For Life is a beautiful event that not only raises funds for the Pacific Cancer Foundation, but it brings paddlers together in an experience that extends our relationship with our paddling ohana, the ocean, culture and our loved ones who have past on.
Mahalo for reading,