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Red Kayak Institute Joined the DuPage Human Race

Red Kayak Institute, Inc. raising money to help women facing challenges. (Posted by obtener33, Community Contributor)

Chicago Tribune Article

May 8, 2015 | By Community Contributor obtener33

Saturday, April 25th, Red Kayak Institute participated in Giving DuPage’s 4th Annual DuPage Human Race. The Human Race® is a community event and fundraiser that benefits over 50 non-profit organizations serving DuPage County. Weather on race day provided RKI participants with a challenge, but conditions worked in their favor as their participants “paddled” through the cold and rain to a rewarding finish line. Red Kayak Institute provides programs geared toward women facing challenges or “transitions” – physical or emotional – who benefit from time on the water and the healing benefits of nature. These life transitions may include illness, losing a loved one, or facing an addiction. RKI reports raising $2,000 from the Human Race event. Participants created interest about their cause with Mary Anne’s little red kayak and paddles in hand during the race. Thank you to RKI friends who participated in the DuPage Human Race or made a donation to the effort, especially the runners/walkers who heard the storm that Saturday morning and still came out race. Their extra effort was inspiring. Special thanks as well to Great Lakes Apparel http://www.greatlakesapparel.com/ for their generous donation of our Red Kayak Institute shirts.

Mary Anne Smrz established Red Kayak Institute, incorporating it as a charity in the State of Illinois September 2013. Contact them at PO Box 98, Westmont, IL 60559; info@paddlinon.com (844) 733-5295, http://www.paddlinon.com/red-kayak-institute/.