Cape Cod Bay Challenge Stand Up Paddle Event Returns for its 14th Year to Benefit Christopher’s Haven

    The Cape Cod Bay Challenge (CCBC), the oldest and most recognized stand-up paddle (SUP) event in the northeast, returns in-person and virtually for its fourteenth year to benefit Christopher’s Haven, a home for kids when cancer hits home starting on their own time from various locations between Saturday, July 24 and Saturday, July 31, 2021, or by participating in an in-person paddle on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from Duxbury Beach.

    An estimated thirty people will participate in this year’s paddle. CCBC is offering two different in-person paddle options: a 16-mile distance paddle, or a five-mile “CCBC-Lite” paddle for the SUP marathon. After the paddlers land on Duxbury Beach, there will be a celebration and fundraiser at the Levitate Backyard & Rexicana Surf Cantina. There will be food, beverages, raffles, and live music beginning at 6 p.m. Paddler registration, ticket information and pricing can be found by visiting the Christopher’s Haven website.

    All of the proceeds will benefit Christopher’s Haven, located at One Emerson Place in Boston’s West End, across the street from Massachusetts General Hospital. Over 500 families have stayed at Christopher’s Haven to date, and the Cape Cod Bay Challenge’s support over the past fourteen years has contributed to making those stays possible. After registration, all paddlers will receive a link to set up a GoFundMe 2021 CCBC page to help raise funds for Christopher’s Haven.

    When:                  Saturday, July 31, 2021

                                SUP marathon: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

                                Post-event fundraiser: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Where: The SUP marathon begins Duxbury Beach, MA at Noon and make their way north up the coast and into the South River to finish at the Rail Trail Bridge 7-miles up the river. CCBC-Lite paddlers will start in Marshfield and meet up with the distance paddlers at approximately 4pm to head up the South River to the finish at Duxbury Beach. Afterwards, the fundraiser will end with a celebration dinner at Levitate Backyard & Rexicana Surf Cantina, in Marshfield, MA. 

    About Christopher’s Haven

    Founded on Labor Day 2006, Christopher’s Haven is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Boston, Massachusetts with a mission to operate a supportive community consisting of ten temporary apartments and a community recreation area for families of children being treated for cancer in nearby Boston hospitals. Christopher’s Haven holds the distinction of being the only organization of its kind that offers an apartment setting for the entire family, specific programs and activities for children undergoing outpatient treatment, as well as programs for siblings and parents, and takes full advantage — through the help of an extensive volunteer network — of both the unparalleled medical and cultural advantages of Boston. For more information, please visit

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    One of the founders of Dirty Water Media, Julie Fairweather serves as the company’s managing editor, marketing director and contributing writer/producer. In addition to her work with Dirty Water Media, Julie is also an award-winning journalist with 20+ years experience developing marketing and public relations strategies for emerging businesses. Julie has also worked as an assignment manager and reporter for WLVI-TV 56 in Boston and a news anchor and reporter from an NBC affiliate in North Platte, NE. Julie is a past President and former Executive Director of The Publicity Club of New England, a 300-member trade organization for the Greater Boston public relations community. She also taught broadcast journalism and radio and television producing at her alma mater Emerson College in Boston, MA. Her most accomplished position is as the mother to her three amazing children.




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