Catawba Strong raising funds for cancer research

Published 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Staff report

Catawba College fielded a team,  Catawba Strong, in the inaugural Charlotte area event in support of Swim Across America last Saturday.

Swim Across America, a 501 (c) (3) dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention, and treatment through swimming-related events, is well known among colleges and universities in the Northeast, but new to the Charlotte area.
Team Catawba Strong is comprised of mostly Catawba’s collegiate swimmers. Its fund-raising goal for the open-water three-mile swim at Lake Norman is $1,000. Proceeds from the Sept. 23 event will support leukemia research at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte.
Catawba head swim coach Michael Sever was a participant and a coordinator of Team Catawba Strong’s efforts last Saturday.
You can still support Team Catawba Strong in its fund-raising goal in the Swim Across America event by visiting