The Cape Cod Bay Challenge (CCBC) is a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization (EIN # 45-1265096) that hosts a series of annual stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) events.
The CCBC's primary goal is to raise money for a truly wonderful charitable cause: Christopher’s Haven. We do this by bringing together a group of people who forge new friendships and deep bonds as they physically and mentally challenge themselves through the sport of stand-up paddleboarding.
Cape Cod Bay Challenge - Photo by Claire Hassett
The CCBC is the oldest and most recognizable series of SUP events in the Northeast. The primary event, the crossing of Cape Cod Bay in August, is the longest SUP event on the East Coast. What makes the crossing of the Bay even more unique is that it is not a race. Paddlers cross together, supporting each other along the way. Irreplaceable bonds are formed between paddlers during the 10-12 hour, grueling 30 miles across the Bay and the sense of family and community that is felt at the finish line and the after party is unbelievable. The CCBC is unlike any other event.
Challenge on the Charles
After a long paddle season, some costume fun at the Late Summa Paddle
Christopher’s Haven provides housing for kids (and their families) who come from all over the country and world to Mass General Hospital in Boston for a specific type of pediatric cancer treatment. One of the few hospitals in the world that offers a proton beam for very targeted radiation of difficult to treat cancers. The treatment typically lasts 6-8 weeks and places an extraordinary financial burden on a family that already has enough to worry about.
Christopher's Haven provides these families a "home away from home" and hopefully eases their burden just a little bit at a very difficult time.
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