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Swimming And Diving Teams Raise Awareness, Money For Cancer Research

3 June 2009 No Comment

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams recently joined college, high school and club teams across the country to raise awareness for cancer research as part of the third annual Ted Mullin “Leave It in the Pool, Hour of Power Relay.”

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The event was started three years ago at Carleton College, after Ted Mullin, a member of the men’s swimming and diving team, died of a rare soft-tissue cancer called sarcoma. All donations raised are sent to the “Ted Mullin Fund for Sarcoma Research” at the University of Chicago.

The event, organized by men’s team co-captain Robby McNeese ’09, was an hour-long sprint relay in which team members swam 50-yard lengths of each different stroke. McNeese said the original goal was $500, but the Tiger team members went above and beyond to finish with more than $1,200. Nationwide, more than $50,000 was raised by more than 6,000 participants.

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