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What is a Finathon®? Whatever you want it to be!

From climbing mountains to building sandcastles, Finathon is all about doing whatever inspires you to fundraise for ocean protection. Project AWARE’s Finathon is the ultimate way divers can support ocean protection – fins on and off.

As divers, we know that tackling two of the biggest threats facing our ocean – marine debris and over-exploitation of shark and ray species – is a real challenge. Finathon brings the dive community together to raise critical funds and awareness for the plight of our ocean and its wildlife.

Ocean protection depends on our actions, large and small. Now, more than ever before, divers are taking a stand for conservation. Take part in a Finathon challenge of your choice to help Project AWARE:

  • Fight to stop the ugly journey of our trash
  • Insist on full protections for the most vulnerable shark and ray species
  • Negotiate policies that ensure a brighter future for our ocean and its wildlife

Thank you for supporting ocean protection through the Finathon. It fuels grassroots activities and policy change in two areas - Marine Debris and Sharks in Peril - necessary to ensure a clean, healthy ocean planet today and in the future.

Dive deep for ocean protection, create your fundraising page today and we'll be in touch every step of the way to ensure your action is a success!

Recent Updates

FKCC Team's Third Annual Finathon Raises More Than Ever!

In recognition of Earth Day, the Florida Keys Community College Scuba Club hosted their third annual Finathon on April 24 2016.

The swim team began at noon, from the College’s Dive Training Lagoon on the Key West Campus, collectively swimming 10.5 miles in support of ocean protection with Project AWARE.

They hoped to beat their 2015 fundraising total and smashed it, raising $1415. A huge thanks...

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Bowl-o-thon Crew Get Their Mind In The Gutter For Ocean Protection!

Thank tos Didier Durpat and to all participants and donors who contributed to collect funds for Project AWARE as part of the Bowl-o-thon at the Rose Bowl in Montreal Canada on the 17th of April 2016.
The whole gang had a fun afternoon of bowling while donating to support ocean protection raising a grand total of $754.
Project AWARE is so grateful to all donors and players and thanks them for...

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Sandcastle Competition Inspires Marine Protection

“I have always felt at home near the sea. It’s not only my office, it’s also where I feel simultaneously most at peace and most terrified.” Though she’d never even thought about becoming a scuba diver until a friend invited her to travel to Egypt for an open water diving course, it was inevitable that Jo Roberts – a self-proclaimed ‘water baby’ – would build a life for herself grounded in...

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Why I fundraise for Project AWARE
“Don’t be a litter bug” was something my mother said that piqued my curiosity when I was four years old. I don’t remember her response but whatever it was, it wasn’t a good enough explanation and I wanted to find out more for myself. So much so that I stole a cracker wrapper from the trash can and snuck out the house to release that plastic wrap into the world to see what would happen. As I...

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Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
Anonymous Donor $100.00
Allie Paquin $25.00 Save the oceans, save the world!
Mummo Barton $25.00
John Orr $25.00
Bowathon Collection $124.00
Anonymous Donor $100.00
Reade Lawson $50.00
Tony Bebb $20.00 For Barry's fish spawn child
Dolores Sielski $30.00 Great job scuba club!!
Hailey Emalfarb $10.00
Anonymous Donor $15.00 Save the Sharks!
Dean Richardson $150.00
Danielle Sullivan $20.00
Jill Galen $50.00 I am so proud of all you stand and fight for, Alyssa! Keep up the good work!
Janus HINSON $25.00
Anonymous Donor $35.00
Rabbi Peggy deProphetis $50.00 Protecting God's creatures is a great mitzvah. Good for you!
Anonymous Donor $60.00 Keep up all the hard work!
Anonymous Donor $20.00
Anonymous Donor $25.00
Anonymous Donor $10.60
S Kent $10.00
Patrick Ogelvie $20.00
Tammy Daniels $10.00 Please join the Finathon to protect the health of our ocean! <3
Anonymous Donor $150.00
Susan Cline $24.00
Holly Shillings $50.00
Anonymous Donor $30.00 tripling anonymous' donation as promised. Thanks for donating to protect sharks!
Anonymous Donor $10.00 For the Sharks!
Jenny Miller Garmendia $25.00
Susan Harrison $20.00 matching Robin LaFrance's awesome donation!!!
Robin LaFrance $20.00 I <3 sharks and the sea!
Larry Richardson $100.00 Thanks for your good work.
Kevin Coulter $30.00
Anonymous Donor $30.00
Danielle Wiskerson $50.00 Thank you for helping to keep our ocean a beautiful place. Love, Jerry, Danielle and Andie
Diana Henderson $25.00
Sabrina Larson $50.00 Good luck and enjoy the event. Huge hug.
Anonymous Donor $50.00 May our awareness rise even beyond the horizon. Yes, without the health of our sharks, our oceans will turn into a swamp.
Tony and Janet Bastiaans $25.00 Good for you, Lauren!!
Kimberly Sickel $50.00 yay, lauren!
Rick Stuart $50.00
Anonymous Donor $20.00 From a fellow diver and conservationist.
Tommy Ring $50.00 Glad to help for a great cause!
Momu of all Momus $200.00 By making a donation I am hiring you to do my running for me! So much easier than getting in shape and running myself ;)
Anonymous Donor $20.00
David Richardson $200.00 Love from the AZ Richardson
Orsi Fulop $10.00 Good luck Lauren - please dress up as a princess
Anonymous Donor $5.00
susan harrison $350.00 Go Sam and team FKCC!!!
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