Great Loop Journey to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Care

Great Loop Journey to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Care

Tampa, FL — The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is excited to announce that Captain Red Flowers will embark on a historic journey to run the Great Loop in record time in support of pediatric cancer research.

Captain Red Flowers, a stage 4 cancer survivor himself, was deeply moved by the courage of children undergoing cancer treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, as he struggled through the same treatments side by side with them. Inspired by their resilience, he vowed to act by embarking on something audacious: running the Great Loop and raising $1 million dollars. To help support the effort, we encourage all to follow along, donate and share in the journey! Canyon Bay Boats – who is providing the boat for Captain Flowers’ journey – has also agreed to auction the boat upon the completion of his trip to raise additional funds for pediatric cancer research.

With the support of Canyon Bay, along with various sponsors and supporters around the world (including Power Pole, Tocaro Blue PROTEUS 3D Navigation, FGCI, Seaspension, Battery Tender, Seaview, Starlink, Gemlux, and Ezell Fuel Tanks), he plans to navigate the Great Loop in record time, all in the name of pediatric cancer research and awareness.

With an initial grass-roots effort through generous donors and sponsors, the Great Loop Challenge has already raised over 10% ($100,000+) of their overall goal of $1 million.


Event: The Great Loop Challenge, benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Date: June 15th – Finished (Est. July 15th)

Learn More: The Great Loop Challenge 2024 – Campaign (

Direct Donation Link: Donate to The Great Loop Challenge 2024 (

About the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation:

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to funding research and clinical trials to find less toxic, more effective treatments for childhood cancer. Our purpose is to reduce the side effects of current treatments, improve survival rates, and eliminate childhood cancer. Our collaborative research model includes more than 30 hospital partners and leading scientists. Since its inception, the NPCF has donated over $40 million to research and has funded over 30 project initiatives.

The NPCF is a top-rated charity with a 100% score for financial transparency and responsibility and has received 4 stars for the past 14 years from Charity Navigator. To learn more about the foundation, visit