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Around The World Swim Hopes To Raise $100,000

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:24 am

Military servicemen and women are swimming around Coronado Island April 29 in an event inspired by SEAL hell week to raise $100,000 for Camp Sunshine. The 10-mile swim, along with the Beach Landing Party, is part of an effort to raise money for military families with children with life-threatening illnesses to attend Camp Sunshine.

2017 Around the World Swim will take place April 29, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning at the Hotel del Coronado Beach with Beach Landing Party at glorietta Bay Beach. for information or to contribute, visit http://events.campsunshine.org/site/TR?fr_id=1371&pg=entry.

The Around the World Swim is designed to symbolize the endurance and strength required by Camp Sunshine families. Since 2014, a group of servicemen and women have been competing in physically and mentally taxing endurance events for Camp Sunshine. The events have included a 13-mile swim across Sebago Lake, a 98-mile reverse triathlon that began at the top of Mt. Washington, and a 46-mile multi event circumnavigation of Sebago Lake.

Camp Sunshine is a free-of-charge, award-winning retreat on the shores of Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. At Camp, attending families join other families on similar journeys and experience the benefits of empathy and encouragement, recovery and recreation, and hope and inspiration.

“Camp Sunshine is both honored and humbled to have the continued support of this courageous group of servicemen and women,” explains Michael Smith, Development Director at Camp Sunshine. “Their commitment to Camp Sunshine is impactful to the children and their families who look up to them and are inspired by their efforts. I also think it is safe to say that the participants are equally motivated by the strength and resilience of the campers they aim to help,” concludes Smith.