Paddle for Health Supports Island Kids Cancer Association on Vancouver Island
Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation

About Paddle for Health

A fundraiser for the Island Kids Cancer Association supporting Island Families Living with the challenges of childhood cancer. No previous paddling experience or your vessel is required - you can use one of ours!

Our team of experienced guides and safety crews will take care of you every step of the way. Launching from Willows Beach you are in for a beautiful morning of relaxed paddling past Cattle Point into Cadboro Bay to Gyro Beach where we’ll stop for a leg stretch and snack break before paddling back to Willows Beach to a waiting BBQ lunch with great company for a worthy cause! You can participate with a voluntary $50 donation upon sign up with additional pledge collection expected.

We look forward to sharing with you a day filled with smiles, prizes, Paddle for Health T-shirt, BBQ lunch and inspiration!


  • When: Saturday, September 7th 2019 8:30am
  • Registration: Voluntary $50 donation
  • Fundraising: Raise what you can!
  • Cause & Beneficiary: Island Kids Cancer Association - supporting Vancouver Island kids and families

For registration inquiries please contact Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation:

Toronto Area: Outside GTA: Email:

​647-352-6470 1-855-352-6470

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Starts at:  September 7, 2019 10:30 AM
Ends at:  September 7, 2019 4:30 PM


Willows Beach
Oak Bay,BC CAN


Don Lowther


It started 13 years ago when Susan Kerr’s son, Jacob, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Months of treatment followed with endless trips to Vancouver.

What was different about Susan’s experience was her decision to help families who were on the same difficult road. She started with advocacy trying to work with banks and politicians to raise awareness about the severe financial challenges families faced. This grew into a fledgling program supported by Vancouver based BC Childhood Cancer Parents Association.This program ended in 2016, but the need to expand support for island children and address the many challenges that local families faced continued to grow.

With a small group of volunteers, Susan started again. On Dec. 6, 2016 the Island Kids Cancer Association became a reality.

The CARE4KIDS program is designed to give practical help to kids and families wherever they are in the cancer journey.

But this is just the beginning.

We will continue to expand community support for all of our special kids and make sure families know that they are not alone.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors​ & Community Partners