Help us put an end to the needless and tragic deaths as a result of Shallow Water Blackout.

Preventing Shallow Water Blackout is what we do while providing scholarships for sailing instructions to adolescents who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience Benjo's passion.

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$8,900 towards $50,000

We are fundraising to save lives. It's that simple.


Live Like Benjo was created in October of 2014 after the tragic death by Shallow Water Blackout of Benjamin C. "Benjo" Haller of Underhill Center, Vermont. Benjo was a lifelong sailor, diver, water-lover, sailing instructor, and a SCUBA instructor with over 1,500 dives. After realizing his lifelong dream of sailing thousands of miles from Malletts Bay, VT, to the Bahamas, Benjo drowned in only seven feet of water while spearfishing near Eluthera. He was 27.

As an all volunteer 501(c) 3 tax deductible educational foundation, we are dedicated to raising awareness about Shallow Water Blackout, prevention of Shallow Water Blackout deaths, and creating sailing opportunities for Vermont's youth who would otherwise not have them.