Courtesy: Monica McGrath, Princeton Swimming, Collegians Find the Cure 5K Event Coordinator
This Saturday, September 29th, is the Princeton Women’s Swimming and Diving’s 11th annual Collegians Find the Cure 5K for Breast Cancer Research. This year the team has a goal of $5000, sending all proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The fundraiser started in 2008, after an alum was diagnosed with the disease, as a way to connect current swimmers to alumni and to women worldwide battling breast cancer. A special component of the race is the Honor Wall, where those who donate can write the name of the loved one(s) they gave in honor of. For the team and participants, the Honor Wall brings the focus back to those that were or are still affected by breast cancer rather than keep it an abstract cause.
As far as fundraising successes over the years, the team has raised over $29,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. By connecting with other local University swim teams and Princeton University sports teams, PUWSDT has worked hard every year to grow Collegians and gain support from a larger community. To continue this growth, the team wants to reach out to others in the swimming world to spark continued support for breast cancer research, either by inciting more efforts such as Collegians or helping PUWSDT and their current efforts. If you would like to help with the Collegians fundraiser, please consider giving at https://give.bcrf.org/fundraiser/1554195 and or coming to campus on race day at Frist Student Center at 8:15 am on Saturday. Thank you to everyone that has given so far and who have given in the past! Go Tigers!