Number of Participants: 40
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $1,352
Event Amount Raised: $4,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: September 1, 2017
Harborfields High School
Taylor Avenue, Greenlawn
At the end of August, the Harborfields Central School District’s girls’ varsity swim team participated in an annual fundraiser to help raise money and awareness for cancer research through the Swim Across America organization — this year joined by Smithtown’s varsity girls team. Together, more than 40 swimmers raised $4,000 for the cause, and both teams committed to the event again next year.
Swimmers were thanked and congratulated by Suffolk Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D.
“Your commitment and support will make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by cancer,” Spencer said.
In addition to the swim itself, a scientist from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory attended the event and spoke with the participating swimmers to explain the importance of continuous support and research for cancer. Students were thankful to be able to help such an important cause.
- Girls varsity swim teams from Harborfields and Smithtown participated in a fundraising event for cancer research on Aug. 30.
- From left to right: Team leader Hannah Spencer and Coach Kiri Thomsen from Harborfields with Coach Sean Montalvo and Gianna Palazzo of Smithtown.
Photos courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District
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