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I'm participating in Women Swimmin' to raise money for Hospicare & Palliative Care Services. The funds I raise will provide medical expertise and emotional, spiritual and practical support to patients and their families.
Your donation to Women Swimmin' will help make this important end-of-life care available to anyone in Tompkins or Cortland counties who needs it--regardless of their ability to pay.
I want to swim in memory of my dear friend, Carol Buckley, who passed away in 2005 at age 40 of ALS. Carol was a brilliant woman, a gorgeous singer, and sparkling comedian. I hold her as one of my most cherished mentors and think of her often as I take the stage to sing. As one of her many, many friends who helped care for her in her final year of life as she quickly declined from the disease, I was so grateful to Hospicare for their support, and care of our Carol, especially in allowing her to be at home for the course of her illness.
I also swim in honor of loved ones who have benefitted from Hospicare for their own loved ones.
It is an especially important year for me as well, as I am dedicated to coming back as strong as ever after the back surgery and nerve damage that have caused total foot drop on my right side. This is a great way for me to maintain perspective on my own physical challenges and focus on helping those who are struggling with much more serious issues. Thank you for helping me to now give back by supporting this amazing service in our community. I could not be more proud and honored to give back to Hospicare here in Ithaca.
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