Cinco Coates

Paddling for a Cause
  • My Goal:
  • $2,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $2,535
  • # of Donations:
  • 26
$2535 of $2000 goal
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Growing up around cancer, I never quite realized the full effect that it had on my life. It wasn't until decades later that I began to understand the impact. My mother is a 30 year survivor. My family worked hard to keep things positive, but having to face mortality that young, praying that each check-up came back negative, was tough.

As I grew older, I saw cancer impact those around me. Family, friends, and strangers, many of whom were not as fortunate as my family. I began to understand the importance of having access to someone to share the experience, pain, and frustrations with. Someone that can listen and offer advice. But mainly someone to help understand and navigate the journey. Even 30 years later, I am still grateful for the help I received, and in turn, I'd like make that help more readily available to those in need.

This year, I paddle for my mother, my father, my sister; all of whom had their own individual challenges and discoveries during our family's fight with cancer. I paddle for my childhood best friend and for the memory of his mother who lost her battle and left us all too soon. I paddle for the family of close family friends who recently lost their mother to brain cancer; a woman who stood close to my own mother during her battle.

Please help me in supporting The Flatwater Foundation in their mission in providing those diagnosed with cancer, their families and loved ones access to mental health therapy and family support. You can contribute by clicking the blue "Donate" button above. Every $70 donation goes toward one therapy session for an individual in need. Every $90 donation goes toward one therapy session for a group/family in need. And 100% of the proceeds go towards these sessions.

As part of the fundraising, my team of coworkers, along with 165 other Austinites, will be embarking on a 21-mile paddle boarding journey on June 12th. This will be from dam-to-dam on Lake Austin, with an after party celebration taking place at the LCRA Lawn at Tom Miller Dam (adjacent to Hula Hut) on June 12, from 6-8 PM. If you're in the area, please make plans to join us!

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Cinco Coates is fundraising for TYLER'S Dam That Cancer 2017 benefiting Flatwater Foundation.

Growing up around cancer, I never quite realized the full effect that it had on my life. It wasn't until decades later that I began to understand the impact. My mother is a 30 year survivor. My family worked hard to keep things positive, but having to face mortality that young, praying that each check-up came back negative, was tough.

As I grew older, I saw cancer impact those around me. Family, friends, and strangers, many of whom were not as fortunate as my family. I began to understand the importance of having access to someone to share the experience, pain, and frustrations with. Someone that can listen and offer advice. But mainly someone to help understand and navigate the journey. Even 30 years later, I am still grateful for the help I received, and in turn, I'd like make that help more readily available to those in need.

This year, I paddle for my mother, my father, my sister; all of whom had their own individual challenges and discoveries during our family's fight with cancer. I paddle for my childhood best friend and for the memory of his mother who lost her battle and left us all too soon. I paddle for the family of close family friends who recently lost their mother to brain cancer; a woman who stood close to my own mother during her battle.

Please help me in supporting The Flatwater Foundation in their mission in providing those diagnosed with cancer, their families and loved ones access to mental health therapy and family support. You can contribute by clicking the blue "Donate" button above. Every $70 donation goes toward one therapy session for an individual in need. Every $90 donation goes toward one therapy session for a group/family in need. And 100% of the proceeds go towards these sessions.

As part of the fundraising, my team of coworkers, along with 165 other Austinites, will be embarking on a 21-mile paddle boarding journey on June 12th. This will be from dam-to-dam on Lake Austin, with an after party celebration taking place at the LCRA Lawn at Tom Miller Dam (adjacent to Hula Hut) on June 12, from 6-8 PM. If you're in the area, please make plans to join us!

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My Team:

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$13,504 Raised
6 Team Members

The Campaign:

TYLER'S Dam That Cancer 2017

TYLER'S Dam That Cancer is the premier fundraising event for The Flatwater Foundation, a non-profit

The Organization:

Flatwater Foundation

Flatwater Foundation is dedicated to providing those diagnosed with cancer, their families and loved...

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