Chicot Challenge VI
EVENT DATE: Jun 03, 2017
What: On June 3, 2017, Zane Hodge will attempt to swim 23 miles in Lake Chicot at Lake Village, Arkansas faster than he did last year. The Country Store at Ditch Bayou which has been out base the last couple of years, no longer rents pontoon boats. This will shift the swims start and stop to the State Park. Why: 1) to raise awareness of the dangers of developing diabetes. The Mississippi Delta is in the epicenter of the worldwide diabetes epidemic. We are all at risk but we can take steps to prevent this disease. 2) to raise funds for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. 3) Zane hopes to prevent himself from becoming a diabetic through his athletic adventures. This condition runs in his family. 4) Zane hopes to inspire others to exercise and take control of their health. How: 1) Keep up with Zane’s training and plans at www.EndangeredSwimmer.blogspot.com and at EndangeredSwimmer on YouTube. 2) Give HERE!! 3) You can also purchase a T-shirt for $20.00 directly from Zane Hodge. Find him on Facebook. All $20.00 goes to the DFM, and 100% of funds donated to them stays in the State of Mississippi to educate, provide supplies, give treatment for diabetics. Check them out at www.msdiabetes.org. If interested in going out to support Zane: He plans to leave Ditch Bayou swimming at approximately 6:00 am on June 4th and finish at the same boat ramp somewhere between 7:00 and 7:30 pm.