More than 50 people participated today in the third annual Kayaking 4 Meso on the Hudson River. For most, the journey was 16 miles from Schuylerville to Mechanicville. Others joined the adventure for a shorter paddle in Stillwater. For all, it was made much tougher by Mother Nature, as a strong headwind from the south slowed their progress. Kayaking 4 Meso was begun by Mark Wells, whose daughter Linda has Mesothelioma, a painful cancer with no known cure. About 2,500 people are diagnosed each year. The kayak event aims to raise money to fund research and to raise awareness as well.