February 26, 2018, Swimming Newfoundland & Labrador
900+ Young Swimmers across Newfoundland and Labrador raise over $131,000 and counting for the
22nd Annual Swim for Hope!
St. John’s, NL: This past Friday evening swimmers from across the province participated in the 22nd Annual Swim for Hope and raised over $131,000. The Swim for Hope is a 12-hour continuous swim relay where participants collect individual and corporate pledges.
These young swimmers – with ages ranging from six to 18 years old – are members of 12 Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador clubs who, along with Community Challenge swimmers, participated in the annual Swim for Hope in communities from St. John’s to Labrador City. Since this event began more than $2.3 million dollars have been raised.
All funds raised are shared between the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation and the participating clubs of Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador. Proceeds received by the clubs of Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador will be directed towards supporting competitive swimming in our province.
The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation develops, stewards and distributes charitable resources to enhance treatment and supportive care programs for cancer patients, fund local cancer research initiatives and provides continuing education opportunities for staff of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and affiliated cancer programs in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Both organizations extend their sincerest thanks to Subway for sponsoring this event, as well as the Swim for Hope coordinators, volunteers, parents, coaches, donors and swimmers who make the Swim for Hope such a success each year.
For further information, including contact information for local swim clubs, please contact:
Corina Hartley (709) 576-7946.
Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador
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