Raffle is now over. Thank you to everyone who participated.
First Place Prize- 17′ Cedar Strip Kayak valued at $3000- donated by Journey Boat Works.
Craig, the boat builder is a two time blood cancer survivor, first with Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia (CLL) which complications of his disease almost took his life and put him into a coma for over 40 days. Craig woke up from his coma on Christmas Eve but needed physical therapy to get him up walking once again. Thinking he had seen the worst of his disease he built his strength back only to later developed Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) another form of blood cancer. Being diagnosed with MDS meant his only chance at life was to undergo a bone marrow transplant (BMT). Craig received a successful BMT at Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit and now has a new zest for life. Today, Craig is now cancer free and is giving back to others. His talents and love of woodworking lead him to start building wooden cedar strip kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. Craig has generously donated a kayak to our foundations raffle to help us raise money and awareness for the need of more research, better treatments and the ultimate cure for blood cancers.
2nd Place Prize- 30 x 40 Landscape Painting donated and painted by award winning artist and children’s book illustrator/creator Michael Glenn Monroe– valued at over $750. Michael’s talents have created Christmas ornaments for the White House, designed the states Easter Egg, was the chosen artist displayed on a duck stamp, been top 25 at Artrize plus many more awards. His painting will be a landscape scene he loved while he was kayaking at Isle Royale, MI. Michael has been very generous in the past to our foundation and has donated many pieces of artwork and children’s books to aid in our fundraising efforts. Click here to read more about Michael and his fabulous work. About Michael
3rd- Place Prize- $100 cash
Drawing took place on Oct. 5, 2013 at 6PM at the Light the Night walk (David D. Hunting YMCA )
State of Michigan Raffle License # R22348