Kids Swim for the Cure
All Proceeds Benefit Skin Cancer Research Programs
at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Third annual Kids
Swim for the Cure swim-a-thon to raise funds for skin
|WHO & WHY:
Two years ago, two students from the Westtown
School, motivated by community service and mitzvah projects
(mitzvah means “good deed”), worked together to start
the Kids Swim for the Cure swim-a-thon. In just two
years, Kids Swim for the Cure has raised nearly $17,000
for skin cancer research at the Abramson
Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The
money raised by these extraordinary students has not only supported
innovative research and patient care programs at the Abramson
Cancer Center, but has also increased public awareness and education
cancer – particularly melanoma – the
deadliest form of skin cancer.
This year’s event will be a day to celebrate these dedicated
young swimmers, while increasing support and awareness of skin
Their goal this year is to break the $20,000 mark!
Special guests will include:
Schuchter, MD, the Abramson Cancer Center’s Melanoma
Program will speak about the latest melanoma research,
treatment, and prevention.
Schnur, Head Swim Coach [men's, women's]
of the University of
Pennsylvania, to speak about swimming tips and
Saturday, April 14, 2007
9:00 AM to 4 PM
Westtown School Pool [directions, campus
1045 Westtown Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
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