Carolyn Stash – President of AtlasTrax USA
I have been a local business owner and resident since 1995. I own AtlasTrax, a boat and asset tracking company. I am currently recovering from breast cancer surgury, with another surgery scheduled for June. I am on medications that give me so much joint pain but that’s part of the five year treatment for best survival. I have put together a local ladies fishing team of breast cancer survivors and daughters of survivors. We fish tournaments on donated boats and share our story to show other woman they can do the same. In January, we were invited to fish the 2nd Ladies Los Suenos Billfish Tournament out of Los Suenos Resort and Marina. The trip and tournament were donated by Maverick Yachts and Los Suenos Resort. We finished 5th out of 19 boats in our first international tournament. I have fished the Blue Water Babes tournament out of Palm Beach and donated time and product as auction items to help raise money and awareness for three years, even before I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have been a committee member for the Ladies Fish Off for many years as well. I also recently was invited to co-host a Sunday radio show called Fishing in Flordia, where I can invite guests on to share what they do for work and how they offer time for the charities that are most important to them. Cancer has changed my life for the better, if that makes any sense. My story will also be featured in the Florida Fisherman Magazine next month. Learn more about the AtlasTrax Ladies Fishing team.
Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis
The Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis is an epic paddleboard event that cross the open ocean from the Bahamas to Flordia. The crossing takes place this year on June 20, 2020. Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis is a fundraiser that was started in 2013 by Travis Suit to raise money for his daughter Piper, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 4. In 2013, the 1st year, there were just four paddlers and two support boats. Last year, the event hosted 200 paddlers and 80 support boats. This year the event will host over 500 people: over 200 paddlers, 100 support boats, and over 200 support staff and medics. The crossing will take 12 – 16 hours on nonstop paddling for everyone to make it across open ocean.
As President of AtlasTrax, I have been a volunteer for this event over the last 3 years. I have provided AtlasTrax GPS satellite tracking systems on all support boats for safety and logistical support. Our AtlasTrax trackers allow family, fans, and social media followers to be able to track the crossing participants in real time. A LIVE hyperlink to all trackers will be made for all to watch the event for 15 hours. Follow our progress and come cheer us on at the finish line!
This year, for the first time, I wanted to personally take place in the actual crossing. I have put together a team of relay paddle boarders: two sisters with Cystic Fibrosis and two breast cancer survivors. Our goal is to raise $ 10,000 for my team and the Cystic Fibrosis community. On June 20th at midnight under no moon we will begin our journey across open ocean and the gulf stream. We will paddle 80 miles from Bimini to Lake Worth, Florida for the beach landing.
Share this with anyone you think would want to be a support boat, volunteer or help my team with our Go Fund Me campaign.
We are hoping you can share the story of this event, help us with a donation or let people know that volunteers are always needed. For more information, visit https://www.crossingforcysticfibrosis.com/
President, AtlasTrax USA