Aug 3, 2015 1:18 PM

Anchors away: 5th annual Rafting for Wishes kicks off Wednesday for Make-A-Wish NH

MEREDITH - Jason Perry of Manchester will step onto a raft in Meredith Bay Wednesday - and will not step on dry land again until Friday.

It's all part of the 5th Annual Rafting for Wishes to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in New Hampshire.

Perry says the very first event raised $36,000 dollars - He expects to raise more than $100,000 this year.

This year, 10 teams will participate with 15 people on each team taking turns as part of a relay.

But, not Perry.

He is his own team, rafting for 44 hours straight. He said he really doesn't sleep because it's uncomfortable but it's all worth it.

"What we're sacrificing is nothing compared to what these children battle every day and the reason why we're here," Perry said..

Padriac Moley plans to join Perry on his raft to pass the time, but not for the full 44 hours.

Moley, now 17, was a Make-A-Wish recipient 5 years ago, when he battled Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

Moley's been in remission for the past four years.


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