(KVLY) Many people are satisfied to sit back, relax and reflect on their lives at the age of 80. Not Dale Sanders.
This week he started on his adventure to paddle the entire 2,300 mile length of the Mississippi River, from its headwaters in Itasca State Park to the Gulf of Mexico.
Sanders is paddling with a purpose.
“My grandniece has juvenile diabetes and I wanted to do something for that field, trying to raise some money, raise awareness for juvenile diabetes and of course I wanted to set some kind of record,” he explains.
Now, armed with a solar panel on his canoe to keep his iPhone charged for navigation and phone calls, Sanders is off on the adventure of a lifetime.
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