Carlsbad Man Kayaking To Cabo

by The Editors on August 26, 2009

E22A6F4C-6836-556B-A30D-E82E18F7C2D8.Preview-300On October 1, 2009, Carlsbadistan resident Bill Sims, 58 (pictured right), is joining friend Bob Wilson, 63, in a 22-foot-long kayak for a 1,000 mile journey to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to a story in the North County Times.

Wilson and Sims have a mission behind their madness. They’re raising money for the American Cancer Society, an idea hatched by Wilson after his mother died of pancreatic cancer and his mother-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer. She died in May. . . “That fired me up,” said Sims, a Carlsbad resident and retired deputy sheriff who spent most of his 23 years locally working in the Vista Courthouse. “Every life is affected by cancer. When Bill said that, I said, ‘That’s a great idea.’ … We’ve raised a lot of cash for the American Cancer Society.” . . That’s the truth. The total raised has climbed past $11,000, and Wilson hopes to reach $15,000 by the time they leave.

The two plan to catch fish along the way for food and restock at villages. They expect the trip to take them five weeks to complete. We wish them good luck.

[Link: North County Times]

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