Thursday, July 30, 2009

The First Annual Beth Bryan Swim-A-Thon.

Dear Friends.

The Springfield-Burke Community has been busy working with the American Cancer Society and we have established the Springfield-Burke Relay For Life Committee. We are writing to you to invite you to participate in our first official Relay Event - The First Annual Beth Bryan Swim-A-Thon – at Orange Hunt Pool from 9-11 PM on Sunday, September 6th.

The Swim-A-Thon will give all of the kids and families touched by Beth an opportunity to work together in her name for a good cause, enjoy the pool for the last time before school starts, and have a bunch of fun doing it! We will have music, refreshments and games. The Swim-A-Thon will also launch our 2010 efforts in style – and in a way Beth would have appreciated – in the pool!

A pledge form can be found here and we would ask each participant to find sponsors for the event and set an individual goal of $25-50 each. If we all participate, we can make this inaugural event a huge success, and all the donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to the American Cancer Society. We want a great turn out, so if you know someone who might like to help out, please feel free to forward this pledge form for them so they can join us for the Swim-A-Thon as well!

We do have space limits, so if you plan to join us, just register by emailing John Ariale at springfieldburkerfl[at]gmail[dot]com with the names of the participants.

The actual Springfield-Burke Relay for Life will be held on May 14-15, 2010 and if you are interested in joining the committee, starting a team, or just learning more about the event, contact us at

We have all been touched by someone impacted by cancer. Participating in Relay, or Relay events like the Swim-A-Thon, represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

We hope you will consider joining us at the First Annual Beth Bryan Swim-A-Thon on September 6th. Please register for the event no later than August 28, 2009.

Thanks for all your support!

The Springfield-Burke Relay for Life Committee