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2010 Cape Cod Bay Challenge
« on: August 11, 2010, 11:53:55 pm »
Wish me luck....we launch at 5:00 am on Saturday. I'll post some pics next week. Anyone in the area that might like a chance to win a top of the line standup board we're having a party Aug 13th, Friday afternoon/evening at the Cabbie Shack on Plymouth and another when we land at the Surf Club in P'town on Sat. the 14th...3:00ish. raffle tickets at both parties and the winner will be announced at the Surf Club...don't need to be there to win.

If anyone is in a giving mood... ;)
http://www.firstgiving.com/robertbabcock
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http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Re: 2010 Cape Cod Bay Challenge
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 04:14:46 pm »
Bob ~

Wishing you the best of luck on Saturday! 

Jim
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 12:07:47 am »
Thanks Jim.....we had a great day...very bittersweet though. My older brother had a heart attack and drowned while trying to help someone that had grounded a sailboat behind his house just two days before the event. The CCBC gave our family something to focus on at a difficult time.

Everybody cheered when the sun came up about 3 miles into the crossing.



The crew organized a paddle out...traditional surfers way of saying good-bye to a friend....for our brother Dave. My oldest brother Bill and I in the middle.


Tough paddling with tears in your eyes.

In a light hearted moment shortly after we had a bunch of folks on the beach at Race Point moon us as we paddled by



Felt great to finally be paddling into Provincetown Harbor





We had a beautiful day. Despite all the forecasts of a difficult crossing with east winds in our face we had crystal clear skys and a slight NW wind for our pre-dawn launch. Still donations coming in and we are already north of $70,000 raised for Christopher's Haven...amazing what this has grown into....in just 3 years its gone from 8 guys raising $12,000 and just having lunch after to a summer series of events with races, cruises, and of course the endurance challenge of the CCBC itself...and parties of course. Our focus is on inspiration....inspiring each other and most especially the kids that we do this for.
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6mm AN treated with Proton Beam Radiosurgery in March 2004
at Mass General Hospital, Dr's Loeffler and Chapman
Cut the little bugger out the second time around in 2009..translab at MGH with Dr's McKenna and Barker.
http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Re: 2010 Cape Cod Bay Challenge
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 01:20:47 am »
I'm so sorry to hear about your brother's death.  My thoughts are with you and your family.
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Translab surgery May 27, 2010 with Drs. Kartush and Pieper of MEI
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Re: 2010 Cape Cod Bay Challenge
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010, 05:11:36 am »
Bob

Extremely bittersweet. I'm so thrilled you tried to enjoy what brings you so much joy in life... and please accept my very deepest condolences for your loss.  I'm so terribly sorry to hear this news.

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Re: 2010 Cape Cod Bay Challenge
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2010, 08:20:49 am »
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.


Best Wishes,

Pat
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Re: 2010 Cape Cod Bay Challenge
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010, 11:28:40 am »
Bob,

I am so sorry you lost your brother and under such heroic circumstances. 

Peace of heart, peace of mind and peace of soul, your brother will always be with you.  My Sincere condolences to you and your family.

Anne Marie XO

PS The pictures you posted especially of the the sunrise are absolutely gorgeous. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 02:56:59 pm »
Bob ~

My sympathy on the untimely loss of your heroic brother, Dave.  The 'paddle out' looks very moving.  I'm glad your friends did that with you and your brother, Bill.

Congratulations on being an integral part of such a great event.  You've inspired a lot of people and it's much appreciated.

Jim

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Re: 2010 Cape Cod Bay Challenge
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010, 03:17:55 pm »
Bob, very sorry for your loss.

Kudos to you for your determination on the paddle-boarding and for the event to raise money for a good cause. Great photos too; thanks for sharing.

Patrick
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Re: 2010 Cape Cod Bay Challenge
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2010, 03:26:50 pm »
Bob -

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother.  The paddle-out was definitely a touching tribute and a beautiful way to remember him.

The pictures of the CCBC are incredible.  Thanks for sharing them with us - and for raising money for Christopher's Haven; a very deserving charity.

Prayers,

Jan
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2010, 09:48:17 pm »
Thanks for the well wishes all. Here's a video slideshow of all the events we had this summer. An amazing time and truly wonderful people.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCXWMs7PjVk
Bob - Official Member of the Postie/Toasty Club
6mm AN treated with Proton Beam Radiosurgery in March 2004
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Cut the little bugger out the second time around in 2009..translab at MGH with Dr's McKenna and Barker.
http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Re: 2010 Cape Cod Bay Challenge
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2010, 07:43:09 am »
Bob, I completely missed the news about your brother...I am so very sorry.  What a nice thing the paddle out was for you and your other brother.  Glad to know the event was a success and it's always great to see your paddling pics.

Take care,

cindy
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Re: 2010 Cape Cod Bay Challenge
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2010, 12:29:15 pm »
Thank you, Bob, for posting. I'm also so sorry about your brother.
The pictures are beautiful, and I'm glad it's grown into such a success for a great cause.
Keri
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Re: 2010 Cape Cod Bay Challenge
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 08:28:05 am »
Bob .....

I, as well, missed this thread when it started.  So sorry about your brother, but what a marvelous tribute you gave to him.  The pictures of the paddle out are absolutely gorgeous.  Thanks so much for posting them.

Clarice
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