Raise $75 for Swim for Life and you could win a kayak!

July 22, 2015 at 2:31 pm


Single, stable kayak seeks active, fun-loving companion. Must be willing to raise $75 dollars or more for Swim for Life. Enjoys the outdoors and spotting dragonflies, bald eagles, osprey, kingfishers, houseboats, sailboats, floatplanes, and psychedelic sunsets. Do you have strong, sculpted shoulders? Let’s make beautiful adventures together!

Swim for Life is August 19! Dozens of teams of four swimmers and a kayaker will swim 2 1/5 miles across Lake Washington from Medina Beach Park to Madison Park for a great cause.

This year’s swim raises money for both BloodworksNW’s Bone Marrow and Cord Blood programs. The stem cells in bone marrow and infant’s umbilical cord blood can be used to treat blood cancers, sickle cell anemia, and other diseases, but over 70% of patients in need of stem cell transplants do not have a match within their family. That’s why growing the bone marrow registry and increasing the size of public cord blood banks is so important.

The funds raised at Swim for Life will help expand our community cord blood bank and facilitate matches made with bone marrow/stem cell donors in our area.

This year, we’re again adding a little incentive for participants to raise money. Anyone who raises $75 or more for the event by August 12 will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Future Beach Fusion 10 kayak and cart.

This eye-catching kayak features a padded seat, cup holder, adjustable footrest, generous storage hatch, and multi-channel hull for your total comfort and stability on the water. You’ll turn heads with each stroke!

Interested? We’d love to have you join! Learn more about Swim for Life at swimforlife.bloodworksnw.org