CARBONEAR, NL — Friday’s annual Swim For Hope did a lot of good for cancer support services across Newfoundland and Labrador.
Carbonear’s Poseidon Swim Club was one of several teams to take part in the 12-hour relay to support the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. Poseidon contributed $3,091 towards the province-wide total of $131,000, which was an improvement over the previous year’s fundraising figure of approximately $120,000.
The non-profit organization funds services provided through the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Centre in St. John’s, as well as programming offered across Newfoundland and Labrador. According to the foundation’s website, an estimated 18,000-20,000 people across the province are currently living with cancer.