That Dam Swim/Hike for Hope 2017

That Dam Swim/Hike for Hope 2017

From Jim Cottam

That Dam Swim/Hike for Hope will take place on September 23, 2017 at Fontana Lake. Hikers Benny Braden and Dewy Slusher will hike the Lake Shore Trail while Chris Lechner and Jim Cottam swim to Fontana Dam.

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Update #3

5 months ago

To broaden our horizons Chris Lechner will be going to the dam on a stand-up paddle board. Not just from Almond but all the way from Bryson City. 29 miles!!!!!! See his route attached.

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Hope Supporter

$25

Giver of Hope

$50

Bronze Medalist

$75

Sliver Medalist

$100

Gold Medalist

$250

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Please donate in support of Jim Cottam, Chris Lechner, Benny Braden, Dewy Slusher as they attempt that Dam Swim/Hike for Hope 2017

What are they swimming? Across Lake Fontana in one day

What are they hiking? The Lake Shore Trail along the north shore of Lake Fontana.

Swimming & exercise is evidence based cancer prevention.

It is a way to give back to the local community.

They love a good challenge.

To honor loved ones who are breast cancer survivors

How do they do it?

With a whole lot of help from a team of volunteers, donors and support team.

They are motivated by the challenges cancer survivors overcome everyday battling cancer

They want to honor those who have been lost to this disease and swim in memory of loved ones.

Who will this years event benefit?

To benefit The Hope Chest for Women, a local nonprofit in WNC that helps beast and gynecologic cancer patients.The Hope Chest for Women provides emotional, educational and financial support to women at risk or diagnosed with female specific cancers.

How can you help?

Please donate (All Amounts Big or Small) ask your friends, family and employer to donate and share on Facebook. Sponsorship's are available.

We need donors, volunteers, swimmers, kayakers, boaters and runners to join us in these efforts.

Who to Contact?

Jim Cottam:  jim.cottam@mutualofomaha.com

OR

Executive Director of The Hope Chest for Women

director@hopechestforwomen.org

(828)708-3017

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Jim Cottam posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #3

To broaden our horizons Chris Lechner will be going to the dam on a stand-up paddle board. Not just from Almond but all the way from Bryson City. 29 miles!!!!!! See his route attached.

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Jim Cottam posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #2

THANK YOU!!!!We have reached 50% of our goal!! Let's keep it going! Every bit makes a difference.

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Jim Cottam posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #1

That Dam Swim/Run for Hope will take place on September 23, 2017 at Fontana Lake. Hikers Benny Braden and Dewy Slusher will hike the Lake Shore Trail while Chris Lechner and Jim Cottam swim to Fontana Dam.

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