On Sunday, July 10, the South Run Community Pool held their annual Swim-a-Thon charity event to raise funds and awareness for cancer, a cause that runs deep through this close-knit neighborhood community: Swimmers swam, kicked and floated across the pool in order to raise funds and awareness for INOVA'S "Life With Cancer" organization. The Swim-A-Thon marked the 9th consecutive year for this event, which was coordinated by friends Liam Kelly, Brenden Duffy, Jordan Krug, and members of the South Run Swim Team.
Proceeds from the swim-a-thon are awarded to INOVA'S "Life with Cancer" charity. This year, more than 40 people swam a total of 1,453 laps, totaling over $1,680 in donations. The South Run Swim Team has collected close to $20,000 for this organization since it was adopted nine years ago.
The neighborhood Swim-A-Thon was created to engage the community in the fight against cancer; a fight that has deeply affected many South Run families over the years. Given another successful year, the South Run community seems to be keeping that fight alive one stroke at a time.