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Miami, FL, May 19 2011:

Keep Paddlin, Inc will screen a preview of its documentary film “Dream Big: Inside All of Us Lives Hope”, chronicling the efforts of South Beach Ocean lifeguard Cynthia Aguilar’s efforts at a solo paddleboard crossing of the Florida Straits.

The record paddle, set for the week of June 13, 2011,  will be Cynthia’s second attempt at a Florida Straits crossing.  In September, 2010, Cynthia’s first attempt ended short.  Strong eddy currents off the shores of Cuba consistently pulled Cynthia and her small paddleboard east and south.  After battling these currents for 17 hours straight, she was thrown into a patch of jellyfish where she suffered multiple stings on her arms and legs.  Required treatment for the poison proved to be counterproductive to Cynthia continuing and the call was made to end the attempt.

Dream Big follows Cynthia as she attempts to set several Guinness World Records™; longest non-stop prone paddle of 130 miles and first person to cross the Florida Straits solo on a prone paddleboard.  Her efforts are in support of bringing awareness of our ocean eco-systems and the work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida.

This fundraiser to raise logistical funds in support of Ms. Aguilar’s efforts will be held at the Eco-Discovery Center located at 33 East Quay Road, Key West, Florida.  Reception begins at 5:00pm where information about the film and paddle will be available.  Each showing will be followed by a question and answer session with Cynthia Aguilar and the film’s producers.  Show times are at 5:30(VIP), 6:00 and 6:30pm followed by a post reception where after-party information will be announced.

This fundraiser is sponsored by our friends at Kona Brewing Company, providing free Liquid Aloha.  Also attending will be Raw Elements, Miami’s all natural sunscreen, supporting Cynthia and the ocean with their reef safe sunscreen.  Dream Big t-shirts, bandana’s and reusable bags will be for sale to support the paddle.  Donations in support of the paddle and documentary will be greatly appreciated and are fully tax deductable.