Swimming & Diving Raises Money and Awareness for Cancer Research
For the second year in a row, the Lake Forest College swimming team will participate in the Ted Mullin "Hour of Power" to raise money and awareness for pediatric sarcoma cancer research. The "Hour of Power" Relay honors former Carleton College swimmer, Edward H. "Ted" Mullin, who lost his battle with synovial sarcoma in September of 2006. The event has grown from 15 teams in 2006 to 146 teams with over 7,000 athletes.
The "Hour of Power" Relay consists of continuous relays, any stroke, all-out swimming for one full hour, with the objective of keeping all relays in each lane on the same length.
Ted's parents, Mary Henry and Rick Mullin, spoke to the Forester swim team last week about the event and about the cancer that took Ted's life.
"I think it was great to have Ted's parents come and talk to the team," said men's and women's head swimming coach Vadim Tashlitsky. "They talked about how dedicated and committed Ted was as a swimmer and gave information about the event. I think it hit home to the team and made them more aware of what the "Hour of Power" really stands for."
Over the past five years, the "Hour of Power" has raised over $265,000 for the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Sarcoma Research at the Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago.
This year's "Hour of Power" will take place on Tuesday, November 8th.
2011 Hour of Power Flyer (pdf)
Donation Instructions (pdf)