On Saturday, June 16, Venetian will host its 2nd annual swim-a-thon to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer in honor of Katherine Athanassiades.
Katherine Athanassiades, an almost 15 year-old, has been a member of Venetian for over 10 years. Diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in September, 2010, Katherine has endured neurosurgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. She is a rising 9th grader at Paideia and lives with her family in Virginia Highland.
Raising money for CURE is Katherine’s idea. She became aware of the important work CURE does during her treatment and wanted to find a way to give back. Since she loves to swim laps, Katherine thought a swim-a-thon would be a great way for the Venetian pool community to work together to raise money for CURE.
Venetian for CURE
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Anytime between 9 a.m. – Noon
Start gathering your pledges as we raise important money for CURE. Come join us nd swim laps to raise donations in Katherine’s honor and help work towards elminating childhood cancers. Last year the swim-a-thon included over 40 Venetian members participating, raising over $9,300 for CURE in Katherine’s honor. This year they hope to raise $12,000!
To sign up click here and hit the green “Register” button at the top of the page. Don’t forget to create your findraising page so friends and family can support your efforts. Pledge forms and sign up will also be available at the swimming pool check-in desk.
If you are unable to participate but would like to make a donation, please click on any of the supporters’ names or click to donate now.
If you have any questions, contact Rick Woodcock at email@example.com.