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Swim for Hope tonight in Carbonear

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 participant raised over $4000 to support the Dr. H Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. - FILE PHOTO
CARBONEAR, N.L. —

Members of the Poseidon Swim Club in Carbonear will be part of a provincewide initiative over the weekend to raise money for cancer patients in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Swim for Hope is being held today, Feb. 14 starting at 6 p.m. Last year 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.

Swimmers start completing laps this evening and continue 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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