Thursday, September 4, 2014

Provincetown Swim For Life

The 27th Provincetown Harbor Swim For Life & Paddler Flotilla takes place Saturday September 6th. Since 1987 thousands of swimmers, kayakers, volunteers & the public have been participating in this fabulous Provincetown fundraising tradition presented by the Provincetown Community Compact. Swimmers across the country will swim the 1.4 mile across Provincetown Harbor to benefit the following LGBT community organizations and LGBT ally projects: Helping Our Women, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Outer Cape Health Services, Provincetown Rescue Squad, Lower Cape Ambulance, Academy at Provincetown Schools, Soup Kitchen of Provincetown & The Compact Community Fund. Last year swimmers raised over $200,000. Jay Critchley, one of the original founders of the event stated, “When people gather with passion & vision great things are accomplished. For over a quarter century, in Provincetown’s Harbor of Refuge”, thousands of swimmers braved its unpredictable waters − its chilly currents, surging tides, & their deep fears − raising $3M+ for AIDS, women’s health & the community. Celebrating its 27th year, this quintessential Provincetown tradition symbolizes the heroic efforts of a community devastated by the pandemic & its unequivocal response to it. The Swim For Life & Paddler Flotilla has become a catalyst for a nurturing community, offering connectedness, healthy exercise & continuity for those who return year after year.”
For More Info: swim4life.org
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marilyn said...

Great event...great causes...wish I had the stamina to swim this.

September 4, 2014 at 1:12 PM  

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