Leukemia and Lymphoma Swim-a-thon Fundraiser on Sunday July 17

Bannockburn is hosting our first Leukemia and Lymphoma Swim-a-thon Fundraiser on Sunday July 17.  This event is open to the whole community so bring your neighbors!

A few families that are participating as a family have vowed to swim more than 60 laps to raise money!  Any family think they can beat that?  Or maybe you set your own family goal and challenge other families to hit your goal and beat it!

How does the swim-a-thon work?

  • On July 17 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am, participants of all ages swim as many lengths of the pool as they can or want to. Arrive at about 10:15 am to fill-out paperwork and get ready…
  • Swimmers request donations/pledges from friends, family, coaches, teachers etc to support their swim and to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  • Swimmers will need a Swim-A-Thon Information Packet and Pledge Form for fundraising.  You can get one that day – July 17th, or from our Bannockburn swim team coaching staff at anytime.
  • Pledges can be any amount per length, or a flat amount.  Any donation is welcome and appreciated!
  • Can’t swim, then kick instead, or aqua jog, or just make a donation…please do!
  • If you are not swimming but will be attending the event to cheer on the swimmers we can always use your help. We need volunteers to count laps.

A note from one of our own neighbors:

Dear Bannockburn families,

As you know, Bannockburn swim club will be participating in a swim-a thon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on July 17th.  I am hoping that by sharing my story with you and your children, it may allow for that day to be more meaningful for all. 

My name is Cheryl Rothenberg — you may know me as Jessy Kline’s mom.  I have been struggling with Leukemia for the past 2 1/2 years.  It started one day while I was at work and not feeling well, I ended up going to the ER and within 2 days diagnosed with Leukemia, and the next day started a very intense round of chemotherapy.  I have spent many months in the hospital away from my family, and it was with the help of many Bannockburn swim families that my children always had a wonderful dinner to eat, or helping hand.

Bannockburn has always been more than a swim team, it has been a community that values helping people, and caring about its families.   Although I continue to receive chemotherapy, my prognosis is very good.

My hope is that we can all come together on July 17th and swim to help people of all ages struggling with Leukemia and Lymphoma.  The money raised from this event will help to further the research on blood related cancers and will help make tremendous differences in peoples lives.  Once again we can show that Bannockburn is more than just a swim team…. 

Thank you,

Cheryl Rothenberg

 

If you are interested in supporting this event with a donation go to our swim club’s fundraising page: http://events.lls.org/pages/nca/Bannockburn.

If you have questions please contact Malena Lair Ferrari (malenal@comcast.net ) or Sarah Herberger (sarah.herberger@lls.org).