As he has done for the last few years, AidCurrent artist Jon Baker participated in this year’s Paddle For A Cause, a 22.5 mile course around Absecon Island, New Jersey to benefit the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation.
You know the drill, everyone paddling is encouraged to get sponsors to donate to the cause and a friendly competition is born around who can raise the most at the event. Being an artist, Jon Baker doesn’t think inside the lines and instead of just soliciting donations, he offered raffle tickets to win one of his original paintings. Art as a secret weapon. Sneaky bugger. WE LOVE THIS!!
When the dust settled and it was time to paddle, it’s no surprise that Jon was the top fundraiser at this years event. Due to extremely difficult wind conditions he (like many others) was unable to complete the paddle this year, but his stoke was nonetheless undeterred, “the real race was won by being able to raise money for those who needed it most!”
We love Jon’s art, and we proudly salute his creative and generous spirit on behalf of those facing cancer today.