- 23 January 2012 | Kiteboarding
A group of intrepid kiteboarders will try to cross 22 kilometres of the south Evoikos Kolpos Channel, in Greece, on the 4th of February 2012.
Ilias Katirtsigianoglou, Spyridon Sofianos and Sandrine Roussos Werner, co-founder of the Global Kiter Foundation, will be joined by a team of volunteers to raise funds for charity and mark the World Cancer Day.
The crossing will take them from Marmari (Evia) across the channel to Loutsa. The team will be supported by volunteers from the Greek PWC Racing Association, the Nautical Club of Palaio Faliro and the Omada Aigaiou (Aegean Sailing Team) who will be assisting with jet skis, RIBS, sailing vessels, lifeguards and donations.
All volunteers have experienced cancer directly or indirectly through their siblings. The concept of the crossing helped Ilias to overcome the challenge he was faced with when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in December 2009.
"This is a fantastic way to raise awareness for both cancer and people with a physical disability. We can all relate to this cause as we all know someone who is afflicted by one or the other. I am grateful to Ilias and Spyridon for giving us the opportunity to join forces and create a wonderful event", says Sandrine Roussos Werner, co-founder of the Global Kiter Foundation.
All funds raised for this crossing will be equally divided between three charities: Bestrong Greece, Medecins Sans Frontieres Greece and Global Kiter Foundation (GKF).