Sept. 5, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State synchronized swimming team will host their 4th annual Sync Cancer Swim-a-Thon this Sunday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion from 10 a.m. to Noon.
The Synchronized Swim team is a proud member of the Team Buckeye Peloton which collectively raises money to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Within the team’s first three years over $15,000 have been raised for life saving cancer research.
Pelotonia is a bike race which Buckeye alum, Emily Marsh Flemming, proudly rode in for three years until she passed away in March of 2014. Playing off their strengths, the team put aside their bikes and took to the pool. Through her courageous battle with breast cancer, Marsh Flemming energized her teammates to begin the Swim-a-Thon as an opportunity to pay it forward and create an event to live on in support of the fight against cancer.
The standards for the 2016 event will be even higher. The goal is to register 100 people to swim one mile. In order to participate in the swim, participants must make a minimum donation of $25. All participants are challenged to raise additional pledges for their swim by registering as a virtual rider and joining the Team Buckeye-Sync Cancer sub peloton.
Members of the team will help participants in the pool and cheer them on along the sidelines. In order to honor Marsh Fleming’s life and support the Columbus Community, the Buckeyes ask for everyone to participate, through swimming, spectating, or registering to virtual ride.
For more information on the swim and how to donate, visit the team’s Peloton page.