04 April 2009

SurfAid Swim 4 Life

Update, 4 April: I swam 30 laps under sunny skies, but it was cooler than last year, only in the 60s. My sponsors have donated almost $700 to SurfAid - wow! Swim 4 Life West Coast '09 raised nearly $60,000 for SurfAid's health programs so far (there's still time to donate). Since a mere $10 will get a mosquito net to a poor family to help protect them from malaria for 5 years, that's a lot of improved lives (and mosquitoes going hungry).

Worldwide, 10 million children die each year from preventable diseases. I'm participating in Swim 4 Life to raise money and awareness for SurfAid International's life-saving programs, by swimming laps for 30 minutes at Golden Gateway Tennis & Swim Club in San Francisco on April 4th.

I know times are tighter for everyone now, but it only takes $10 to purchase and deliver a mosquito net to help protect a family from malaria for 5 years. Even a small donation can have a big impact. Follow this link to make a donation to support SurfAid International USA or to sign up to swim at one of the three West Coast venues. Thank you in advance on behalf of the 100,000 beneficiaries of SurfAid's health programs!

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