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Carbonear swim club raises almost $3,100 for cancer care charity

Showing off their Swim For Hope spirit are, from the left, Abby Trask, Rylee Moores, Mackenzie Sutton and Jorja Bennett.
Showing off their Swim For Hope spirit are, from the left, Abby Trask, Rylee Moores, Mackenzie Sutton and Jorja Bennett. - Submitted

Swim For Hope 2018 attracts $131,000 in donations across Newfoundland and Labrador

Poseidon Swim Club members raised over $3,000 for the Dr. H. Bliss Cancer Care Foundation with the 2018 Swim For Hope. Participating swimmers were, in no particular order, Sarah Forward, Rylee Moores, Mackenzie Sutton, Noah Coombs, Jorja Bennett, Abby Trask, Julia Verge, Erin Baker, Sarah Burt, Megan Smith, Ciara O’Keefe, Andrew Littlejohn, Colby Sharpe, Daniel Drake, Mason Neil, Taylor Noseworthy, Kendra Slade, Evan Badcock, Parker Lynch, Rory MacNeil, Sophie Fortune, Rhiannon Sellars and Jayden Pike.
Poseidon Swim Club members raised over $3,000 for the Dr. H. Bliss Cancer Care Foundation with the 2018 Swim For Hope. Participating swimmers were, in no particular order, Sarah Forward, Rylee Moores, Mackenzie Sutton, Noah Coombs, Jorja Bennett, Abby Trask, Julia Verge, Erin Baker, Sarah Burt, Megan Smith, Ciara O’Keefe, Andrew Littlejohn, Colby Sharpe, Daniel Drake, Mason Neil, Taylor Noseworthy, Kendra Slade, Evan Badcock, Parker Lynch, Rory MacNeil, Sophie Fortune, Rhiannon Sellars and Jayden Pike.

 

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.

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Rory MacNeil, left, and Andrew Littlejohn cut the Swim For Hope cake at the Carbonear Swimming Pool.
Rory MacNeil, left, and Andrew Littlejohn cut the Swim For Hope cake at the Carbonear Swimming Pool.

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