Two men canoe for a cure thru the Tri-States

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Two young men from Batavia, Ill., Aaron Drendel and Jake Mullins, are canoeing the length of the Mississippi River.

They are raising money and awareness for breast cancer.

The funds will go to the Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation.

They plan to be traveling through the Quincy area around July 1st.

A friend of a friend of a great aunt has offered a bed and a shower at their house in Canton, Missouri.

Canton is 97 miles from where Aaron and Jake slept last night.

With two hard days of paddling, averaging just over 48 miles each day, they can reach their destination by Friday night.

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