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Fundraising Journey Ends Early


A few weeks ago we told you about Stanley Paris, who was attempting to solo circumnavigate the globe nonstop to raise money for the Foundation for Physical Therapy. He announced yesterday that he was stopping early in Cape Town, South Africa, after six weeks of sailing. Rigging problems and other equipment failures made continuing the journey "foolish in the extreme." At age 76, Stanley was trying to break the speed and age record for the solo voyage, with a goal to complete it in 120 days. He said in a blog that he would not attempt the journey again. Regardless, he helped raise over $250k for the foundation. (In other news: we ate a whole carton of Ben & Jerry's AmeriCone Dream last night.)

Related Topics: South Africa, Cape Town