Cancer has affected all of us. You may have a family member, friend or a co-worker who has battled the disease, or you may be battling it yourself. Cancer not only does damage to the body but can leave permanent scars on its victims and their loved ones. The mission of Hope Floats NC is to combine our passion for kayaking with our desire to raise awareness of cancer. Each year we make a week-long trip of 200 miles paddling down the Neuse River to carry our message and raise money for the American Cancer Society. We paddle to honor those who have battled cancer, to remember loved ones lost and to fight back against the disease by participating in Relay for Life. We paddle to give HOPE!