Shimko's 260-mile Solo Paddle in the Pacific- Cancer survivor Jack Marshall Shimko's solo paddle adventure—Jack's 260-mile solo paddle in the Pacific Ocean. From Point Conception, CA, to all eight of the Channel Islands off the coast of California, ending in Jack's hometown at the Newport Beach Pier, CA. Jack will start his paddle August 26, 2011 and plans to end his paddle on September 10, 2011. He will be paddling a stand up paddleboard and a prone (lay down) paddleboard.
This amazing event all started as one man's fight against cancer. Last year, Newport Beach native and cancer survivor Jack Marshall Shimko paddled 150 miles from Santa Barbara to Newport Beach via the Channel Islands to fight cancer through Paddle2Live (P2L), an organization he founded for the cause. With the help of a grassroots campaign, the City of Newport Beach and local businesses, he was able to raise awareness and over $100,000 for cancer research and treatment. The funds raised last year were donated to LIVESTRONG and the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Foundation Center, where Shimko was treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 29.
10 Days, 150 Miles of Open Ocean Paddle Boarding in order to Raise Cancer Awareness and Money!