80 Year-Old Paddling the Entire Mississippi River
Dale Sanders is not letting age stand in the way of his dreams. The 80 year-old from Bartlett, Tennessee, recently departed on a trip down the Mississippi River. He started in Lake Itasca and headed toward his destination, the Gulf of Mexico. If Dale completes his journey, he will be the oldest person to have ever paddled the entire Mississippi. He is not only embarking on this trip to break records, he is paddling for a cause. Dale is trying to raise awareness and funds to help fight Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes, a disease which his grand-niece suffers from. He plans on completing the 2,320 mile journey in 80 days, 8 days faster than the average canoe trip down the river. Check out this interview with Dale, he truly is an inspiring person!