Swim Across America Message Jill Roethke

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From: Jill Roethke <jroethke@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 8:31 PM
Subject: A Call for Help—
To: acktri@googlegroups.com, ackbike@googlegroups.com

Hi fellow Nantucketers –

I am asking for your help for a good cause to help our friends on Nantucket that are living with cancer.  We have a very unique opportunity this summer to directly impact the quality of cancer care on Nantucket through this year's Swim Across America at Jetties Beach on August 24.  All of the net proceeds of this summer's event stay on island.  Please take a minute to read how you can help!
Please consider swimming (1/2 mile or 1 mile) – registration is $25 (fee goes up to $50 on July 1, so act soon!); and you are asked to raise a minimum of $200. We have incentives in place for those that want to raise more.  If you can't swim or don't want to fundraise, please consider donating – no amount is too small!  
You can join or donate to any of the teams already formed, or form your own team – there is a Nantucket Triathlon Club team (captained by Gretchen Cooney) – there is also a team in honor of our good friend Caitlin Marcoux – Love Anchors (captained by Melissa Murphy), as well as many other local teams, check them out!  If easier, you can also just register as an individual to swim.
You can also donate directly to the event in honor or memory of a loved one.
I promise this will be one of the most memorable swims you have ever done, and then we will have a yummy breakfast after.  We are also looking for volunteers if you don't want to swim.
Please spread the word…..this can make a direct impact on people we know and love on island.  These services can save people from traveling to Boston and let them get services here on-island at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
Thanks for reading this, if you are still with me, and please pass along.
Here is the link to register, donate or volunteer…please email me if you have any questions.


 

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