Longboarders ride across Canada for cancer awareness

They started on opposite ends of the country, and it’s been quite the so far as they make a trip across the country.

Brandon Harrison and his dad, Michael Floyd, left St. John’s, Newfoundland on May 14th on two longboards with a goal to raise money for the Coast to Coast Against .

Having survived cancer, a and a , Brandon wanted to get out and do something meaningful with his dad.

James Osmond, another , had set out just two weeks earlier from the opposite side of the county, Vancouver, raising funds for the in of his grandfather.

The three met up over the long weekend for the first time in , each about half way through their journey.

“I’ve never been just so relaxed and at peace, having fun just, wind flying through your face. It’s just such an awesome experience on a board,” said Brandon Harrison who started Long for Life.

“It’s been really, really cool, a really great experience,” said James Osmond who started The Big Push to Prevent . “It’s nice to meet other people doing the same thing, hear some and get a little bit of a taste of what I’m to look forward to and what I’m going into next.”

From here, Brandon and his dad will continue on to and are hoping to finish in September.

James will head to Newfoundland and hopes to get there before the snow falls.

For more information on Long for Life, check out the website here.

For more information on The Big Push 2013, check out the website here.

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