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Sharbot Lake Hope Swim 2012By Mike Procter
Theresa, Becki, and Katie Procter, sisters who were born and raised in Sharbot Lake are asking for your support in their efforts to make cancer history. The Canadian Cancer Society has again given their approval for a swim event to help raise money to fight cancer. On Saturday, July 28 at 2 pm, the sisters will enter the water at the Sharbot Lake Provincial Park docks and make the 3 km swim to the township beach. The three expect to complete the distance in about one and a half hours. Last year's swim was in doubt as Katie had just given birth to her daughter, Abagail, only 3 weeks before the swim date. But Katie did the swim with no problems and Abby was waiting on the beach to greet her. While insurance issues will not allow others to join in the swim, everyone is invited to come to the Sharbot Lake beach on July 28 at 3pm to cheer on the girls as they emerge from the water.
Since elementary school, Theresa, Becki and Katie have been involved in various community and fundraising events, including Relay for Life, United Way, children’s charities, Heart and Stroke, and since moving from the area to attend school, they regularly volunteer in numerous ways in their newly adopted communities. Theresa is a graduate student in Guelph, Becki has finished a post-graduate program and is now working in Mississauga and Katie is working as a nurse in Toronto. To pledge on line go to http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/hopeswim2012 (note: no “www”) or you can donate locally at Northern Frontenac Community Services or Sharbot Lake Pharmacy. Please help make cancer history.