Open Letter to all River People

Hello Good Friends,

We seek your help for a very important and worthy cause: saving the life of a fellow boater. Your help is requested and your generosity sought. Please read the post below and share it with all your club members and friends. ~ Thank you.

Cheryl Sanders, Sales / Store Manager of SOTAR is battling thyroid cancer. As a single mom with no insurance, she needs your help.

The River Community is banding together to raise funds two ways: through donations and an online auction. A fundraising blog has been created, you can also track Cheryl’s progress on the Facebook Page.

TO MAKE A CASH DONATION: Go to Donate Now! Financial transactions are via PayPal. After credit card and PayPal fees, ALL funds donated to Celebrate Cheryl go directly to the Cheryl Sanders Cancer Fund.

TO BID ON AN AUCTION ITEM: The Auction site is under construction, and due to open early April. In order to get the best turnout, we need your help in reaching out to as many folks as possible. Please share this psot with everyone you know in the boating community.

We have a fantastic group of donors who have committed to this cause. The donors are listed below by product categories. Click here for or a sneak preview of auction items.

INFLATABLES – SOTAR, AIRE and Northwest River Supply (NRS)

ROWING FRAMES AND ACCESSORIES – Vic’s Custom Welding, Pro’s Choice, Henderson Precision and Go Light Outdoors, Recretec/Willamette Powder Fab, and Sawyer Paddles and Oars

GEAR AND APPAREL – Patagonia, Pacific River Supply, RESTOP, Shred Ready, WRIS, Astral Designs, Man of Rubber River Gear, Clavey Paddlesports, Kokatat, Immersion Research, DownStream Distribution, Chums, L’il Suckers, Ortlieb, Canyon Coolers, Bending Branches/Aqua Bound, Down River Equipment, Camp Time, SOTAR, K-Pumps, Partner Steel and Cascade Outfitters

ADVENTURES, ACCOMMODATIONS, SHUTTLE SERVICE – Noah’s Wilderness Adventures together with Professional River Guides Noah Hague and Bob Evans, Northwest Rafting Company, The Galice Resort, H2O Adventures, Privately guided 1-day paddle trip on the South Fork American River, and Affordable Shuttle Service

And the donations just keep coming in! Watch for new auction items on and the Facebook page.

Those of us who know Cheryl are really lucky to have met her. Her natural warmth, enthusiasm and compassion leave a lasting impression on all who come into contact with her. Whether you are ordering your first inflatable or adding to your inventory of gear, Cheryl has been there to help you. Now it is time to reach out and help her. Read more about Cheryl. The boating community is well known for its fellowship, cooperation and support. We have fought other battles and won. Let’s join together and help Cheryl beat cancer.

Thank you for helping spread the word and participating in this worthy endeavor. . .

Paddle Strong,

Play hard!

In gratitude,

Rorie Lin Gotham, Project Manager
Carl Ramstrom, Technical and Web Support
Scott Ogren, Server Provider

Celebrate Cheryl Fundraiser

“If a friend
is in need…
don’t ask if there is anything
you can do…
think up something appropriate
and Just Do It!”
ew howe

Please Share With Your Friends


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *