Event Extraordinaire & KB Icon Neil Hutchinson to MC KB4C!

Neil Hutchinson, kiteboarding icon and really awesome guy, has confirmed he will MC KB4C on August 25th in the Gorge! Neil is one of the most engaging and entertaining personalities in the sport and we are thrilled to have him here for such an awesome event. As a host and announcer of hundreds of action sports events, Neil brings flavor and spice to an event like no other.

Neil organizes and MCs action sports events around the globe and runs a kiteboarding tour company in the Caribbean — X-Rated Kiteboarding

House & Senate Introduce the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2007

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday March 15, 2007, Representatives Deborah Pryce (R-OH), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Joe Sestak (D-PA) and Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Norm Coleman (R-MN) introduced the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2007. This legislation will provide critical resources for the treatment, prevention and cure of childhood cancer. The Conquer Childhood Cancer Act brings hope to the more than 12,500 children who are diagnosed with cancer each year. Over 40,000 children and adolescents currently are being treated for childhood cancers.

The Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2007 is a landmark piece of legislation which authorizes $150 million over a five-year period to expand support for biomedical research programs of the existing National Cancer Institute-designated multi-center national infrastructure for pediatric cancer research, establish a population-based national childhood cancer registry, enable researchers to more accurately study the incidence of childhood cancers and long-term effects of treatments, and provide funding for informational and educational services to families coping with a diagnosis of childhood cancer.

Read Full Article from CureSearch.org
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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer is on!

We are thrilled to announce an amazing event for the kiteboarding community and those in great need of a cure for cancer…. Kiteboarding 4 Cancer! This unique on-the-water fundraiser is a pledge-per-mile event where participants kiteboard a set course on the Columbia River for distance to raise money for the cancer benefit organization of their choice:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
CureSearch — The National Childhood Cancer Foundation
John Wayne Cancer Foundation

The setting for the first Kiteboarding 4 Cancer is Saturday, August 25, 2007 in beautiful Hood River, Oregon. Check back for more information on the event. To volunteer for this event, please post a reply to this blog.