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 about skin
cancer – particularly melanoma – the
deadliest form of skin cancer.
year’s event will be a day to celebrate these dedicated
young swimmers, while increasing support and awareness of
Their goal this year is to break the $20,000 mark!
Special guests will include:
the Abramson Cancer Center’s
Program will speak about the latest melanoma research,
treatment, and prevention.
Schnur, Head Swim Coach [men's, women's] of
of Pennsylvania, to speak about swimming tips and training
Saturday, April 14, 2007
AM to 4 PM
Westtown School Pool [directions, campus
1045 Westtown Rd
Chester, PA 19382
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