Swim Strong

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.

Before the swim, sporting my LiveStrong shirt, "Hope."

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.

Last leg of my 5/8 mile swim, feeling tired.

I swam 22 laps – approximately 5/8 of a mile – a “personal best” for me.

Finished! Great way to celebrate by helping WCRC.

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.


About Susan MacLaughlin

A health & wellness coach and workshop leader, Susan empowers people to take charge of their health.
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6 Responses to Swim Strong

  1. Lisa says:

    Wow–That’s awesome! What an amazing cause, and you definitely out-swam my potential 🙂
    I love the Hope t-shirt too!

  2. Juelle-Ann says:

    Woo Hoo! Congratulations! You are looking VERY Healthy!

  3. marsha joyce says:

    Fabulous, so sorry I’ve been out of the loop for awhile.
    Thank you for your dedication and consistant effort to
    make it better for all.
    Great to have seen you
    Take good care

  4. Diane Lofgren says:

    Congratulations on this wonderful achievement and for supporting such a great cause!
    Take care,

  5. jphoneyfly says:

    Congrats, Susan! You’re a rockstar! ❤

  6. Thanks, everyone, for your comments and support!

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