Paddle for Healing - Tour du Teche

PADDLE FOR HEALING - Lend a hand to heal a broken heart.

Dear Friends,

On September 30, 2017, I, Jack Cover will compete in an event where multiple teams and individuals will paddle canoes and kayaks in a 410-mile Canoe-Kayak race. My participation in the race is to benefit Healing House, a non-profit organization committed to helping children ages 4-18 work through the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. 

Healing House gives children who have experienced a death of a loved one a safe place to express their thoughts and feelings in a variety of ways.  It does not provide counseling or therapy.  In support groups facilitated by trained volunteers, children learn to express their grief through interactive play, expressive artwork and discussion groups with peers experiencing the same trauma. Healing House provides loving support to about 180 kids every month on average and is growing. All services are provided completely free of charge.  Many parents also find a place to talk and share feelings with others in their situation.

I am doing this to support a much-needed service in our area that serves our children. I will be supported by a small crew, which includes my wife Chenette, who has been a public school teacher of children with special needs for 20 years, a school counselor for 18 years, and a volunteer facilitator at Healing House for the last 15 years. 

Our goal with the PADDLE FOR HEALING event is to provide Healing House with 100% of your donations from the event.  We also need your help spreading the word of this worthy cause, which will make it possible for Healing House to continue to grow and to heal the hearts of hundreds of children every month.   Let this event be your introduction to start your ongoing support of Healing House. 

There are many volunteers who generously donate their time to lend a hand to heal broken hearts.  Please share this page to encourage community volunteers and donators like you to lend a hand to heal each child.

Our FUNDRAISING GOAL IS $50,000 and your donations are tax deductible.  All proceeds go to Healing House. You can make your donation by clicking on the appropriate donation pledge below.  

A pledge of $.25 per mile will earn $102.50 for Healing House children - CLICK HERE

A pledge of $.50 per mile will earn $205.000 for Healing House children - CLICK HERE


A pledge of $.75 per mile will earn $307.50 for Healing House children - CLICK HERE

A pledge of $1.00 per mile will earn $410.00 for Healing House children - CLICK HERE

Or, make a donation of any amount - CLICK HERE

Your generous donation will support grieving children in Acadiana.

The race(s) can be followed in real-time from this link: (Event Page See Louisiana Triple Crown / 410 de Louisiane) and follow Jack Cover.  Multiple events will be taking place from September 30th October 8th.



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