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APRIL 13 , 2007
  Kids Swim for the Cure
 

All Proceeds Benefit Skin Cancer Research Programs at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

   
WHAT:

Third annual Kids Swim for the Cure swim-a-thon to raise funds for skin cancer research.

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.

This year’s event will be a day to celebrate these dedicated young swimmers, while increasing support and awareness of skin cancer.

Their goal this year is to break the $20,000 mark!

Special guests will include:

Lynn Schuchter, MD, the Abramson Cancer Center’s Melanoma Program will speak about the latest melanoma research, treatment, and prevention.
           
Mike Schnur, Head Swim Coach [men's, women's] of the University of Pennsylvania, to speak about swimming tips and training advice.

WHEN:

Saturday, April 14, 2007
9:00 AM to 4 PM

WHERE:

Westtown School Pool [directions, campus map]
1045 Westtown Rd
Main Entrance
West Chester, PA 19382

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