WHY GIVE TO THE Y?
" The YMCA gives me the hope and strength I need to believe that I will walk one day. The Moving Forward Program at the Jim & Heather Gills YMCA provides me with twice weekly water therapy treatments. After my accident, I was told by my doctor that I would be on my back with a respirator for the rest of my life. However, because of my determination, my Y instructor, and the continued availability of these water therapy classes - I took my first steps in the pool at the Y. Those first steps have given me the encouragement I need to continue working towards my goal of walking one day. The Moving Forward Program at the Jim & Heather Gills YMCA has given me the opportunity to participate without the worry of a financial burden. It gives me a program when all of my other therapy has been terminated by my insurance." - Jason Strickland
Help us, help more people like Jason!
WHAT IS SWIM-A-THON? Competitive swim event designed to raise awareness & donations for the Jim & Heather Gills YMCA's Annual Community Support Campaign.
HOW DOES IT WORK? Teams will continuously swim over a 3 hour period with at least one member swimming at all times.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE? To sign up, or if you need a team, contact Mike Morrall. Each participant is asked to make a $20 donation but are encouraged to raise more on their own.
WHEN IS IT? May 11, 2013 – 1PM – 4PM
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? Prizes will be awarded to the team with the most laps and the most donations.