COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State synchronized (artistic) swimming team will host its 10th annual Sync Cancer Swim-a-Thon on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The event honors former Buckeye Emily Marsh Fleming’s courageous battle with breast cancer by raising money for the Team Buckeye Peloton.
The team invites everyone to McCorkle to swim laps and raise money for cancer research for an institution close to home: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Participants of all abilities are encouraged to attend, participate, and donate to honor Fleming’s legacy and raise money for the cause. The goal of this year’s event is to register 100 people to swim one mile. To register or donate, click HERE.
Over the past nine years, the team has raised over $60,000, which has gone directly to the funding of innovative cancer research at Ohio State.
Before she lost her battle, Fleming was excited to create an event that would pay it forward and continue to live on in support of the fight against all forms of cancer. Fleming teamed up with the coaching staff to create a unique version of the Pelotonia bike challenge that she loved and participated in on multiple occasions. Sync Cancer has blossomed into an incredible event since its inaugural year and its goals have continued to grow incrementally with the unmatched support of current and former Buckeyes and families and friends of the program.