Swim for Engie Against Breast Cancer 2016
EVENT DATE: Aug 27, 2016
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Sep 10, 2016
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Aug 27, 2016
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Alexandria Masters Swimming is raising money for Inova’s Schar Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Research Fund in honor of our teammate, Engie Mokhtar, who is battling breast cancer that has metastasized to her brain. Last year 34 participants were able to raise $5,785.89. This year we hope to top that and raise at least $6,000! Engie’s still fighting this disease so so are we. But we can’t do it without YOU.
Engie’s Cancer Story… Or her “cancer adventure” as she calls it
Engie’s battle with cancer began in October 2010 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation through 2012. And she believed she had kicked it. Then on April 7, 2015 she passed out. At the time, she thought she was just tired. No such luck. Scans revealed that she had had a seizure caused by a three centimeter brain tumor caused by the original cancer. This was treated with surgery and targeted radiation. Now she continues weekly chemotherapy for an indefinite period of time. Engie’s most recent scans were clear. While encouraging, her fight isn’t over – so neither is ours!
How to Participate:
1. SIGN UP on this site. Anyone can participate! Kids are welcome if they can swim laps!
2. PICK YOUR GOAL. You can swim a set distance or just give it your all and see how close you can get to the maximum limit of 200 lengths (5,000 meters). Little Hunting Park is a 25 meter pool.
3. FIND DONORS to sponsor your efforts. Contributors can make a set pledge or sponsor you a certain amount for each length swum.
4. SHOW UP AND SWIM. The event starts at 8 AM on August 27 and goes until 10 AM.
We're asking all swimmers to contribute $5 cash to participate to offset our cost of holding the event so that all the money we raise goes towards research to defeat breast cancer!
LOCATION: Little Hunting Park Pool 7000 Canterbury Lane, Alexandria, VA 22307
DATE & TIME: August 27, 8 AM - 10 AM
QUESTIONS? Please contact Madeline Muravchik at firstname.lastname@example.org