080313 2nd Annual PaddleFest to benefit lung cancer research will take place on Sunday, August 4 (220)

MEREDITH —  The Jeni Fund is hosting the 2nd Annual PaddleFest on Sunday, August 4 from Leavitt Beach in Meredith. Check-in begins at 10 a.m.

Decorated boats and costumes are encouraged. Floating game stations will be located on the course to win fun prizes. Thanks to event sponsor, ParaFUNalia, paddleboards and kayaks are available for rent and certified instructors will be on hand for demos. There will also be a breakfast compliments of Cider Belly Doughnuts and Winnipesaukee Bay Gulls. Lunch is being provided by Puritan Backroom out of Manchester.

The Jeni Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit devoted to treating, preventing, and curing lung cancer. All proceeds benefit The Lowe's Center for Thoracic Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the leading cancer research hospitals in the country.

The chairs for the event are Lori Salzman and her mother, Beth Ann Salzman. Beth Ann was diagnosed 3 years ago with lung cancer. She is now waiting to see if she qualifies for a new trial at Dana Farber, perhaps her best chance of survival. They know better than most that donations made today really may save a life tomorrow.