Swim For The Cure: Making waves for breast cancer research
Eleventh Annual Severn River Swim July 23
Calling all swimmers!
Swimmers from across southern Ontario will once again be taking to the Severn River on Saturday, July 23 as the annual Swim For The Cure continues to raise funds for finding a cure for breast cancer.
Last year's 10th anniversary swim set a tremendously high standard: a record number of swimmers, a record amount raised — over $35,000! — and the longest distance for the event (25.6 km for some swimmers). This year's swim returns to the usual 13-km distance for all participants.
Once again new swimmers are as welcome as returning veterans, and there are a number of ways to take part. There is also a need for volunteers to help the swimmers and to aid in organizing and running the event.
Swimmers can be sponsored online through personal fundraising pages hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society, like those of event organizer Debbie Bang and Swim For The Cure veteran Marilyn Korzekwa, who, with Debbie as a pacer, will also be swimming the English Channel this August!
- For more information about this year's Swim For The Cure, see the swim preview page.
- Go to this page to register as a participant.
- Click here for the story of the 2010 swim,
- and grab a copy of the pledge sheet by downloading this PDF document.