Swim for Hope Heading to Italy


 

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Swim for Hope is heading to Italy’s warmer waters!


Carina Bruwer will be attempting a rare crossing of the Strait of Bonifacio (15km) between Corsica (France) and Sardinia (Italy) on 15 June, which has been officially achieved only once before by a trio of British swimmers.

On 20 June Carina will attempt an unprecedented 14km quadruple crossing of the Messina Straits between Sicily and Calabria which, if successful, will make her the first woman to cross this unpredictable stretch of ocean more than twice. For this swim, she will be joined by Irish marathon swimming legend Ned Denison, who is – like Carina – one of just five swimmers ever to have conquered the notorious 36km False Bay crossing, widely regarded as one of the most challenging marathon swims in the southern hemisphere.

These attempts of course, will mean a great deal for Childhood Cancer Awareness, and will again be done as a fundraiser for Little Fighters Cancer Trust, for the work that we do for Children with Cancer in South Africa.

So please also consider a donation. We are utilising an online fundraising platform, JustGiving, which will give our International Supporters the opportunity to support this fundraiser as well!

Please feel free to read more, by following the link below:

http://swimforhope.co.za/05052014-carina-bruwer-to-take-swim-for-hope-to-italy/

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About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

Posted on 6 June, 2014, in Blog, Fundraising, News & Events, Swim for Hope and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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