The Canoe they are using on this trip along with the Astral Camino PFDs (Source "Canoe for a Cause")

Several months back a gentleman by the name of Camden Sweet contacted me in regards to his quest for raising money towards the research and prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE) in honor of his mother, Julie, who consequently passed away as a result of this condition. This wasn’t your typical fundraiser though, Camden (24) and a friend would embark an adventure in June paddling 2,552 miles down the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Louisiana coastline. The trip is currently in progress and scheduled through August with a goal of raising $2,552 for this cause.

Camden was seeking gear sponsors and we were glad to be a part of this. We decided to donate a couple of high-end Astral Camino PFD’s knowing that paddling amongst the all too common barges and unforgiving weather can get rather treacherous.

Camden is still seeking donations, which you can make through his blog, which is updated as the trip progresses. If you want to see some pictures of this adventure, check out his Facebook page too!

Right on Camden…best of luck on this amazing adventure! – Roland @ACK