Welcome to Carol's Page - I'm Swimmin' Cayuga Lake again!
Yes, yes, yes - I am doing this again!! 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.
As you know, I was unable to participate last summer due to Jim's stroke - experiencing a serious illness of a beloved family member, in this case my husband, served to strenghten my commitment to hospicare services. And, during the course of the past six months, two of my neighbors (and friends) have utilized hospicare during their final days, receiving extraordinary and compassionate care, and enabling me to witness end-of-life dignity and peace. I ask you to consider a generous donation to strengthen the services hospicare provides to all in need. 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.
To this end, I have decided to challenge myself as I did in 2017 and swim a distance of 1.3 miles across Cayuga Lake - our spectacular and cold!! Finger Lake in Ithaca, New York - just minutes from our home. I'm very excited and to be honest, slightly anxious, but I am determined and am already training! Through the planning phase for this unique event, I have met outstanding women who are not only talented swimmers, but kind and caring individuals and swim for a purpose. Hospice and Palliative Care Services support so many critically ill individuals and their families every day; providing warm, nurturing support through end-of-life processes and decision-making. I humbly ask for your participation by pledging generously for this cause and, your contribution will support me as I swim Cayuga Lake with my team - keeping each of you close to my heart with love for your generosity. I thank you and send the warmest wishes for your good health.
I am determined to not only complete the swim but to reach a fundraising level of $3,000.00 - a lofty goal indeed but with your help, I will achieve my goal. For those of you who prefer not to donate on line, you may send me a check made out to: Women Swimmin' for Hospicare to my home at 106 Walnut St., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850. Thanking you in advance for your kindness, compassion and support....last comment, some of you may think, why would I give to an event in Ithaca, serving counties far from my own?; I will give you the answer, serving one individual in need, regardless of their address, makes a world of difference to a grieving family and that is the human thing we do.... thank you so very much for supporting my efforts.
Hearfelt thank you to all of you who have already contributed!! Thank you and,
Today is July 4th so happy 4th! I am off to practice (play) in the lake with other Hospicare swimmers and boaters ... wish me luck and conider a contribution if you haven't already.... thank you!
Stay tuned for more updates - off to swim!
Yours in friendship and love
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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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