On Monday August 11, 2014, he paddled 25 miles in choppy water around the island of Manhattan for charity.
Participants began their paddling under the Brooklyn Bridge, traveled up the East River, down the Hudson River, and ended at Chelsea Piers. Dr. Lavine finished in 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 39 seconds! “The conditions were brutal,” he says, “but it was an amazing event.”
SeaPaddleNYC began this annual event 8 years ago, and in that time, they have raised nearly $2,000,000. The group won Top Philanthropic Effort, by SUP (Stand Up Paddling) Magazine in 2013.
The summer event benefits multiple autism charities as well as the effort to keep our waters clean and safe through Surfer’s Environmental Alliance. In addition to being passionate about both causes, Dr. Lavine loves the chance to get on a board and paddle. He raised $2,840 in pledges this year.
Dr. Sean Lavine is Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology, and Clinical Co-Director of Neuroendovascular Services at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is also Director of Neurointerventional Services at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey Learn more about Dr. Lavine on his bio page here.
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