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Carbonear club helps cancer patients at annual Swim for Hope event

Poseidon’s 2019 Swim for Hope participants, first row, from left, Isaiah Coombs, Kaden Slade, Kaitlyn Hall, Claire Harvey; second row, Mackenzie Sutton, Jorja Bennett, Jack O’Driscoll, Noah Biffin, Alex Noel, Parker Lynch, Rhiannon Sellars, Sophie Fortune; third row, Noah Coombs, Rylee Moores, Aby Trask, Colby Sharpe, Evan Adcock, Mason Neil, Jayden Pike, Daniel Drake, Julia Verge and Kendra Slade. Missing from the photo are Ciara O’Keefe and Mya Cole.
Poseidon’s 2019 Swim for Hope participants, first row, from left, Isaiah Coombs, Kaden Slade, Kaitlyn Hall, Claire Harvey; second row, Mackenzie Sutton, Jorja Bennett, Jack O’Driscoll, Noah Biffin, Alex Noel, Parker Lynch, Rhiannon Sellars, Sophie Fortune; third row, Noah Coombs, Rylee Moores, Aby Trask, Colby Sharpe, Evan Adcock, Mason Neil, Jayden Pike, Daniel Drake, Julia Verge and Kendra Slade. Missing from the photo are Ciara O’Keefe and Mya Cole. - Contributed
CARBONEAR, N.L. —
Cutting the cake are Poseidon’s oldest and youngest team members, Abby Trask and Alex Noel.
Cutting the cake are Poseidon’s oldest and youngest team members, Abby Trask and Alex Noel.

Members of the Poseidon Swim Club in Carbonear were part of a provincewide initiative over the weekend that raised over $49,000 for cancer patients in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Swim for Hope was held Friday, Feb. 15. Locally, swimmers from Poseidon raised $4,223.25 to support the Dr. H Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, a charity that supports cancer centres across the province. Poseidon swimmer Kaitlyn Hall accounted for almost a quarter of that total, herself raising $1,010.

Swimmers started completing laps that evening and continued overnight for 12 hours total. The event has raised over $2 million since it first started, and the funds raised in 2019 more than doubled the initial goal of $20,000.

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