by Jay Lawson
Suttons Bay, Michigan was the site of a September 5th attempt at wresting a Guinness world record from the Town of Inlet, which set the record in 2014 by assembling 3,150 canoes and kayaks in a single, free-floating-raft formation.
Suttons Bay had held the record at one time and last weekend’s Floatilla sought to regain their crown. Continue reading
On behalf of the members of the One Square Mile of Hope Committee, co-chair Carolyn Belknap and I would like to express our deepest gratitude to all who came together to make our 2014 event not only a remarkable success in crushing the Guinness Book World Record for the largest raft of canoes, kayaks and guide boats on open water (for the third time), but also in far surpassing our goal of raising $100,000 for breast cancer research and treatment. Continue reading
Pictured are Linda Erion, Mary Ellen Bennett, Andi Smith, Jane Slack, Adele Burnett, Toni Gary, Upstate representative, Carolyn Belknap, OSM Co-Chair, Connie Perry, OSM Co-Chair, Penny Stuart, Nancy Jennings, Margie O’Hara, and Shelby Perry, kayaking dog extraordinaire. Photo by Frank Belknap
by Margie O’Hara
It’s true. People are still talking about One Square Mile of Hope 2014… especially the staff at Upstate Medical Center’s new Cancer Research Facility in Syracuse.
Last fall, a few members of the OSM core committee visited Upstate to present $15,000 of the event’s proceeds to the Research staff and $10,000 to Golisano Children’s Hospital’s for Clarabug’s Quest for a cure for childhood cancers. Continue reading
Sales of One Square Mile of Hope 2014 memorabilia is scheduled to end on Thursday, April 30th.
Anyone who would like to order posters, Plak-It® mounted posters, shirts, or hats are reminded to submit their orders by April 30.
Orders may also be picked up in person at the Inlet Information Office until the same date. Continue reading
Final tally stands at 3,150 canoes and kayaks, obliterates old record as largest raft ever assembled
Brendon Olsen was among the participants in September’s record-breaking One Square Mile of Hope. Photo by Jay Lawson
The One Square Mile of Hope Committee, along with Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, is delighted to announce that the Guinness Book of World Records organization, headquartered in London, England, has verified the results of our September 13, 2014 event. Continue reading
Members of the One Square Mile of Hope Committee took a road trip to Upstate Medical Center’s new cancer treatment facility in Syracuse on Tuesday, October 21.
Front, from left: Jane Slack, Penny Stuart, Connie Perry, Carolyn Belknap, Nancy Jennings, Sharon Bauer. Back Row: Margie O’Hara, George Blakeslee.
Our purpose was to deliver some of the proceeds from the event to our chosen “local” beneficiaries, Upstate breast cancer research and Golisano Children’s Hospital/Clara Condie Fund. Continue reading
Over 3,000 people gathered in the little town of Inlet, NY on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and set out on Fourth Lake to break the record for the largest raft of canoes and kayaks at the One Square Mile of Hope event.
This was our third attempt at this record. Our first two attempts were both successful: 1,104 boats in 2008 and 1,902 boats in 2011.
Both events were also fundraisers for the fight against breast cancer, raising over $132,000 between the two events.
Photos by Gina Greco and Jay Lawson