Carly's Crossing Raises Over $112,000

More than 320 swimmers took part in the ninth annual Carly's Crossing on August 14, 2011, raising over $112,000 for pediatric research and patient support programs through Carly's Club at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Swimmers chose from a 1-mile or 600-yard course, setting off from Gallagher Beach on Buffalo's waterfront. After the swim, participants, volunteers and their supporters enjoyed an on-land party featuring kid-friendly games, activities, food and live music from Leon and the Forklifts and the Humphrey Road Band.

Carly’s Crossing, presented by Creditors Interchange, was established in 2002 in honor of Carly Collard Cottone, who founded Carly’s Club to benefit her fellow patients during her own cancer battle. Since its inception, Carly’s Crossing has raised more than $700,000 to support promising pediatric cancer research and patient care programs.

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