Here is a link to this year's St Jude Float and fundraiser. http://www.asomagazine.com/magazine/June%202014/076.pdf
It's $25 and you can preregister or sign up on the day of the float. This is occasionally postponed for bad weather or river conditions so check if there is an issue that day. If we get too much rain this week and the river is too high it could be postponed.
Area 52 has canoes for rent but this is a big event and I suggest getting reservations early. I am not attending but am posting for any interested parties. Read their brochure. My understanding is rental are shuttled but o/w people need to supply their own shuttle.
Hosted by the Deer Creek American Legion SAL Squadron 1276
PS be careful with directions - occa GPS or google maps can route you to the wrong location. The legion is near the DNR canoe landing on the Mackinaw. Last year I believe the float was Rocky Ford to the DNR Canoe landing. -4 miles - a 2 hour paddle or 4 hour float.