Swim-a-Thon to raise money for children’s cancer charity

Published 9:00 am Sunday, May 22, 2022

New Orleans — The Brooke Erin Posey Foundation proudly announces that they will hold their annual Swim-a-Thon and Family Fun-raiser on June 18, 2022 from 9am to 3pm at the Southern Yacht Club located at 105 N. Roadway, New Orleans, LA 70124. The event will raise money for Kids Join the Fight, a non-profit that supports children and families fighting pediatric cancer.

The event has something for everyone at this beautiful lakefront setting.  There will be over twenty fair style games for attendees of all ages, from duck matching and rain gutter sailboat races to plinko and skee-ball.  As games are played, tokens can be earned to trade in for many fun prizes.  Music, food, and a parade of prizes raffle will round out the land activities.  For those who want to challenge themselves in the water, a Swim-a-Thon that will be held in the SYC pool on June 18th or if you prefer to swim in another location, you have from June 6-26, 2022, to complete your challenge.  Registration for the Swim-a-Thon is open at www.swimforbrooke.com.  Registration fee to participate in the Swim-a-Thon is $35 for an

individual, $150 for a family up to four, and $200 for teams and families of five or more.   A wrist band for the games is $20 and a food band is $10.  Parade of Prizes raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

The Foundation, formed in memory of Brooke Posey who lost her life in a tragic automobile accident at 17, selects local children’s charity to support each summer.  Brooke’s greatest joy was children and from a young age she a gave a portion of her allowance to children’s charities. She would be so happy that Kids Join the Fight, an organization founded by a 9-year-old New Orleanian who battled brain cancer, has been chosen as this year’s recipient.  Their mission is to empower kids to join the fight against pediatric brain cancer.  Funds given to this organization provide care for local families and research for a cure.

“In our first five years, we’ve raised over $74,000 to aid local children’s charities,” Ernest Posey, Brooke’s father and director at the Foundation says. “This event is not just for swimmers. Fair games, prizes, a parade of prize raffle, music and food round out the swim-a-thon.” The event is open to the public and Ernest invites everyone to come out and have a good time.

There are so many opportunities to support Kids Join the Fight. Visit www.swimforbrooke.com to get more details about the event, register to swim, volunteer, learn more about sponsorship opportunities, and make donations. If you would like to make an in-kind donation to their parade of prizes or lunch offerings, you may visit https://www.swimforbrooke.com/parade-of-prizes-and-food-donation/

 

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About Brooke E. Posey Foundation:

 

The Brooke E. Posey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in April 2019 to honor the memory of Brooke Posey, a student, and athlete who was killed in an accident at the age of 17. Its mission is to promote charitable and educational events for local children’s charities and spread awareness for those charities in memory of Brooke. The foundation, partnering with the Southern Yacht Club and its SYC Seagulls swim team, has raised over $74,000 in the past five years for children’s charities in Brooke’s memory.

 

About Kids Join the Fight:

 

The key objective of their organization is to make an impact to better the CARE of pediatric cancer patients in their local setting and to fund targeted research studies to find a CURE – all while eliminating the added strain on the families of the patients. In doing this important work, they also hope to raise awareness about the extreme underfunding of pediatric cancer research and how it leaves our most vulnerable population, children, with only archaic and toxic treatment options and complicated care systems.