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Swim for Hope Fundraising ~ Almost There… Push! Push! Push! ;-)


sfh2016Good Day ALL! I feel like singing Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” song this morning because we have had some human angels do donations overnight and our Swim for Hope fundraising effort has climbed quite a bit.

Donating to this worthy cause is your way of helping us to help more Children with Cancer by honouring the COURAGEOUS efforts of the 17 swimmers that took on the rough, icy seas of the Cape of Storms in the EPIC  8km Cape Point Rounding last Friday!

In actual fact, I think that is exactly what I WILL do… sing along with me now…

It might seem crazy what I’m ’bout to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care baby by the way

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

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Swim for Hope Target Growing Closer ~ R15k to go!!


sfh2016Good Morning ALL, it is SO exciting to see the figures in our Swim for Hope fundraising effort climbing slowly day by day… we SO want to make our target this year so that more Little Fighters can be helped.

Donating to this worthy cause is your way of helping Children with Cancer by honouring the EPIC efforts of the 17 swimmers that took on the rough, icy seas of the Cape of Storms in the Extreme  8km Cape Point Rounding last Friday!

Just to get you a bit more motivated, here are some more details about the event and some photos so that you can see exactly what these heroes of ours had to face:

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Today is Swim for Hope 2016 Day!!


swimfor hope 2016Well, the day has arrived and while you are reading this post our intrepid Swim for Hope team is most probably already in the water battling the rough seas and freezing temperatures in their epic swim around Cape Point.

Swim For Hope around the Cape of Good Hope is an exclusive group swim attempt around Cape Point to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s Bag of Hope project. This will be the 4th Swim for Hope event and the 3rd Swim for Hope Group Event.

Carina Bruwer~Pugliese from the SAMA award-winning group Sterling EQ, who is also a Veteran Marathon Swimmer and active LFCT Supporter and Advocate, initiated Swim For Hope with a solo rounding in 2013, and decided to turn it into an invitational in order to increase fundraising potential.

Since then there have been two group swims, with fourteen swimmers participating in each of the 2014 and 2015 Group Swims. See more about the previous swims HERE and HERE.

 

Swim for Hope swimmer

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Please Support Swim for Hope 2016


sfh2016Swim For Hope around the Cape of Good Hope is an exclusive group swim attempt around Cape Point to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s Bag of Hope project.

A BAG OF HOPE provides essentials for both the Child with Cancer and his/her mother or bedside caregiver, with items such as toiletries, pyjamas, non-perishable food, educational toys, blankets and sanitary products, making a challenging and prolonged hospital stay just a bit more comfortable.

The spectacular 8km Swim for Hope ocean swim stretches from Diaz Beach on the western side of Cape Point to Buffels Bay on the Eastern side, and takes swimmers through the point where the two oceans (Atlantic and Indian) meet.

Several records have been broken during the previous swims around Cape Point and we hope that, conditions prevailing, there will be some new records set this year as well.

Swim for Hope is classified by the Cape Long Distance Association (CLDSA) as an “Expert Level swim” and is recommended for experienced open water swimmers only. CLDSA officiates over the swim.

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Swim for Hope 2016 ~ Introducing a Very Special Participant


Swim for Hope 2016Today we would like to introduce you to a very special young swimmer that has joined the Swim for Hope 2016 team

Swim for Hope 2016 officially went on standby YESTERDAY, although with lousy weather conditions prevailing the swim will most probably not take place before the 19th March!

We still have some open spots, so if you would like to be considered for a spot on this amazing team, please send an email to info@swimforhope.co.za as soon as possible!

Swim For Hope around the Cape of Good Hope is an exclusive group swim attempt around Cape Point, to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s Bag of Hope project.

A BAG OF HOPE provides essentials for both the Child with Cancer and his/her mother or bedside caregiver, with items such as toiletries, pyjamas, non-perishable food, educational toys, blankets and sanitary products, making a challenging and prolonged hospital stay just a bit more comfortable.

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Swim for Hope 2016 ~ Swimmer Introductions Part 2


Swim for Hope 2016Today we would like to introduce you to the next 5 swimmers that will make up the Swim for Hope 2016 team

We officially go on standby TODAY although with lousy weather conditions prevailing the swim will most probably not take place before the 19th March!

We still have some open spots, so if you would like to be considered for a spot on this amazing team, please send an email to info@swimforhope.co.za as soon as possible!

Swim For Hope around the Cape of Good Hope is an exclusive group swim attempt around Cape Point, to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s Bag of Hope project.

A BAG OF HOPE provides essentials for both the Child with Cancer and his/her mother or bedside caregiver, with items such as toiletries, pyjamas, non-perishable food, educational toys, blankets and sanitary products, making a challenging and prolonged hospital stay just a bit more comfortable.

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Swim for Hope 2016 ~ Swimmer Introductions Part 1


Swim for Hope 2016Today we would like to introduce you to the first 4 swimmers that will make up the Swim for Hope 2016 team

We officially go on standby in little more than a week! We still have some open spots, so if you would like to be considered for a spot on this amazing team, please send an email to info@swimforhope.co.za as soon as possible!

Swim For Hope around the Cape of Good Hope is an exclusive group swim attempt around Cape Point, to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s Bag of Hope project.

A BAG OF HOPE provides essentials for both the Child with Cancer and his/her mother or bedside caregiver, with items such as toiletries, pyjamas, non-perishable food, educational toys, blankets and sanitary products, making a challenging and prolonged hospital stay just a bit more comfortable.

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Swim for Hope 2016 ~ Applications Now OPEN!


swimfor hope 2016Yes Folks, it is that time of the year again!

We are extremely excited to advise you that Swim for Hope 2016 applications are now OPEN!

Swim For Hope around the Cape of Good Hope is an exclusive group swim attempt around Cape Point, to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s Bag of Hope project.

A BAG OF HOPE provides essentials for both the Child with Cancer and his/her mother or bedside caregiver, with items such as toiletries, pyjamas, non-perishable food, educational toys, blankets and sanitary products, making a challenging and prolonged hospital stay just a bit more comfortable.

Carina Bruwer~Pugliese from the SAMA award-winning group Sterling EQ, who is also a Veteran Marathon Swimmer and active LFCT Supporter and Advocate, initiated Swim For Hope with a solo rounding in 2013, and decided to turn it into an invitational in order to increase fundraising potential.

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Superwoman Carina Bruwer Pugliese at it Again


Carina's Swim For Hope

Carina’s Swim For Hope

Our Superwoman Open-Water Swimmer, Musician and Little Fighters Cancer Trust Ambassador is at it AGAIN!!

SWIMTHEISLAND ~ The Ultimate Open Water Swimming Event
10 – 11 OCTOBER 2015

Carina Bruwer Pugliese (with her band Sterling EQ in tow!) is once again in Italy, where Carina will be the celebrity guest and event endorsee, as she once again does a triple-the-distance (3 laps of the official 6km challenge distance),  open-water swim in aid of Child Cancer Awareness and to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust under the auspices of Swim for Hope.

swim-the-island-6km route

This is the Route that Carina will swim 3X

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Meet Our 2015 Swim for Hope Participants


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As we gear up for Swim for Hope 2015, we would like to take a moment to introduce you to our brave and intrepid swimmers who are going to take on the 8km group swim around the iconic and breathtaking Cape Point.

The Cape Point rounding is widely regarded as one of the most extreme open water swims in the world.

The aim of the swim is to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust as well as Childhood Cancer Awareness.

Swimmers will go on standby on 15 March 2015 and the swim will be called 24 hours prior to the first suitable day.

 

Carina's Swim For Hope

Carina’s Swim For Hope

Carina Bruwer, Flautist and founder of the MTN SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC AWARD-winning instrumental pop band Sterling EQ, Carina Bruwer initiated Swim For Hope as a solo effort in 2013.

Carina made her mark on the open water & marathon swimming record books during 2004 – 2006, having completed and set new records for numerous internationally renowned ocean crossings including the English Channel, False Bay (both 36km), Gibraltar Straits (16km), as well as swims in Greece, USA and Italy, and various Robben Island crossings (7 – 10km), amongst others.

Carina initiated ‪SwimForHope‬ in 2013 and organises this epic event together with the Little Fighters Cancer Trust. She swims most of her International Swims as an extension of SwimForHope.

Carina has two young daughters, Milena and Italia.

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