Last Sunday, October 2, was a big day. Mills College hosted the Swim A Mile event for the Women’s Cancer Resource Center (WCRC). The LiveStrong foundation promoted “Wear Yellow Day,” commemorating Lance Armstrong’s 15-year anniversary of being diagnosed with cancer. And, I celebrated my birthday.
Nearly 600 swimmers participated in the 2-day Swim A Mile event, raising more than $340,000 for WCRC. My sister, Anney, and her husband, Scott, swam a mile apiece.
I swam 22 laps – approximately 5/8 of a mile – a “personal best” for me.
Thanks to our generous donors, our team — Swim Strong — contributed $900.
WCRC provides free essential services to women with any kind of cancer, including information, education, and support services. On November 15, I will teach a wellness workshop for WCRC, Continued Healing: Everyday Stress Reduction.
Click here to watch a short video of the 2011 Swim A Mile event, courtesy of Oakland North.