2nd Annual Swim-a-thon
in honor of Katherine Athanassiades
Benefitting CURE Childhood Cancer
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Anytime between 9 a.m. - Noon
(Raindate: June 23, anytime between 9 a.m. - noon)
On Saturday, June 16, Venetian will host its 2nd annual swim-a-thon to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer, in honor of our own Venetian, Katherine Athanassiades.
Katherine Athanassiades, an almost 15 year-old, has been a member of Venetian for over 10 years. Diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in September, 2010, Katherine has endured neurosurgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. She is a rising 9th grader at Paideia and lives with her family in Virginia Highland. She was a Poolshark member for 10 years, has volunteered as a Junior Shark coach for the last three summers and is in her second year of being a Junior Guard at the pool. Raising money for CURE is Katherine's idea. She became aware of the important work CURE does during her treatment and wanted to find a way to give back. Since she loves to swim laps, Katherine thought a swim-a-thon might be a great way for the Venetian pool community to work together to raise money for CURE.
Start gathering your pledges as we raise important money for CURE. Come join us on 6/16 and swim laps to raise donations in Katherine's honor and help work towards elminating childhood cancers. You can sign up to swim by clicking the green "Register" button at the top of this page. Don't forget to create your findraising page so friends and family can support your efforts. Pledge forms and sign up will also be available at the swimming pool check-in desk.
Last year the swim-a-thon included over 40 Venetian members participating, raising over $9,300 for CURE in Katherine's honor. We hope to raise $12,000 this year!
If you are unable to participate but would like to make a donation, please click on any of the supporters' names below or click to DONATE NOW. All donations will go to CURE Childhood Cancer in honor of Katherine Athanassiades and Venetian for CURE.
If you have any questions, contact Rick Woodcock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks for your support!
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