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Swimming to celebrate life!
Women Swimmin' has become part of the fabric of my life. The day of the swim feels like an oasis; a day to celebrate life and to reflect. It is an incredible experience to be part of this community effort to raise money in support our community members, friends, family... at end of life, in the setting of progressive, noncurable illness, and in the setting of grief and loss.
Each year, as I swim, I think of friends, family, patients who have died over the years. This year, I will be thinking of many including our friend Judy Burns, and my colleague Dr. Peter Clark.
For the last decade I have swum with Andrea Volckmar. Andrea was a friend and colleague of Gretchen Sachse. I had reached out to Andrea 10 years ago, to see if she might want to swim with me in honor of Gretchen. It was the ten-year anniversary of Gretchen's death.
I never knew Gretchen Sachse, but through my relationship with her children and husband (and now two beautiful granddaughters), I developed a profound respect for her. She was an extremely intelligent woman who touched many lives as a teacher, historian, researcher, volunteer, wife and mother to 3 amazing children. This year marks 20 years since her death, and Andrea and I are dedicating our swim to Gretchen. How grateful I am for her, whom I never met.
Donate in honor of Gretchen, or ones you love. We swim for you.
Your support of my swim, and our Hospicare is Very much appreciated.
-susan cowdery (sue)
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Thank you for your support of Women Swimmin' for Hospicare! You can contact us or mail donations to:Hospicare & Palliative Care Services
ATTN: Women Swimmin' for Hospicare
172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-0212 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
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