WNY Swimmers Set to Take on Lake Erie at Eighth Annual Carly’s Crossing

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Open-water swim event will raise funds for pediatric cancer research and patient care at Roswell Park

 BUFFALO, NY  More than 300 swimmers are expected to take on the waves in Lake Erie at Carly’s Crossing 2010 as they raise critical funds for Carly’s Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Carly’s Crossing 2010 is set for August 15 at Buffalo’s Small Boat Harbor (located at 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd.) Carly’s Club provides support programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families and raises funds for breakthrough research of childhood cancers.

Swimmers can take part in a 600-yard or 1-mile non-competitive course, or a 1-mile timed course. The event also features a family-friendly after-party on the beach, offering games, contests, live music, food and appearances by local celebrities and athletes. Admission is free to spectators and supporters who wish to see the event and enjoy the after-party. Fundraising minimums for swimmers 10 years and older is $100. Swimmers under 9 years old must raise $75 to participate.

Carly’s Crossing, presented by Creditors Interchange, was established in 2002 in honor of Carly Collard Cottone, who founded Carly’s Club during her own cancer battle to benefit her fellow patients. Since its inception, Carly’s Crossing has raised more than $500,000 to support promising pediatric cancer research and patient care programs. To learn more about how your support of Carly’s Crossing helps childhood cancer patients, visit www.CarlysClub.org.

To register or support a swimmer, visit www.CarlysCrossing.org or call (716) 845-8788.

About Carly’s Club at Roswell Park
Carly's Club for Kids & Cancer Research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute offers support programs to make life more manageable for children diagnosed with cancer and their families, and raises funds for pediatric cancer research seeking cures. Carly's Club is managed by the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Currently over 260 pediatric cancer patients and their families are served each year through Carly's Club programming. For more information, visit www.carlysclub.org or call 716-845-8788.


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Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org