CHICOPEE, Mass. – The Elms College men and women’s swim teams as well as the Western New England College (WNEC) women’s swim team participated in the third annual “Hour of Power” relay in support of cancer research on Tuesday afternoon.
The event raised $350 which exceeded the department goal of $200. Thanks for your support of this worthy cause!
The “Hour of Power” was established in memory of Ted Mullin, a swimmer from Carleton College who died in the fall of 2006 from a rare form of cancer called sarcoma. The “Hour of Power,” is an all-out, leave it in the water, sprint relay.
The event is conducted by all NCAA Division III men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs simultaneously throughout the nation. Funds raised through this event support research at the University of Chicago into the causes and treatments of sarcoma in young people. Donations will be accepted at Partyka Natatorium which will then be sent directly to the University of Chicago.
The event was first held on Nov. 7, 2006 and expanded from 15 participating teams in its first year, to 134 teams in 2009 with nearly 6,500 students. Over the past four years, participants have raised more than $190,000 for the Ted Mullin Fund for Sarcoma Research at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.