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Moab Adventure Center Announces 6th Annual Raft for the Cure June 30 in Moab, Utah

Full Day of River Rafting and Evening Events Including Dinner, Silent Auction and Live Concert To Benefit Breast Cancer Research

Moab, UT – Utah’s Moab Adventure Center hosts the 6th annual Raft for the Cure from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 30, 2012, along the Colorado River in Moab, Utah, leaving plenty of free time over the weekend to enjoy hot air ballooning, a Hummer safari, stand up paddle boarding and/or exploring the treasure that is Arches National Park.

An anticipated 250 participants will ride the river to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Monies are received by Susan G. Komen for the Cure Salt Lake City Affiliate. The rate is $150 adults and $120 under 16.

Last year’s event attracted over 300 participants from Utah, Colorado, and elsewhere and raised over $20,000 for the breast cancer research.

BrandonLake, co-founder of MoabAdventureCenter, explains how Raft for the Cure got started. “After hearing the news that one of our own employees, Betty Conner, discovered she had breast cancer, we created this event to help Betty and thousands of others who are affected by breast cancer every year. Today, Betty is a survivor. This event gives us a chance to celebrate those who have won the battle, support those who are currently fighting it, and remember others who have passed on.”

Raft for the Cure headquarters are at the MoabAdventureCenterat 225 S. Main Streetin Moab. Registration includes a themed T-shirt and Raft for the Cure Memory Wrist Band, a full day of rafting down the Colorado River on paddle boats to experience Class I – III rapids, a gourmet lunch at Red Cliffs Lodge overlooking the river, transportation to and from the Moab Adventure Center, a silent auction, dinner and live music in Moab’s downtown Swanny Park.

A highlight of the silent auction that promises to be the largest ever, will be a hand-made electric guitar made by a former Western River Expeditions guide, Bill Rini.

For a video of last year’s event and more Information please visit Moab Adventure Center Cure.

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