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Swimmers raise money for cancer research in Arroyo Grande

Posted: 7:32 PM, Oct 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-29 02:43:07-04

 

Swimmers did laps in the pool to raise money for cancer research on Sunday.

The Puma Aquatics Swim Team hosted the 11th Annual Cancer Awareness Swim Meet in Arroyo Grande.

Coach and team owner Jud Clarks says this swim meet is unique in that what they want to do is teach the kids to give back to the community and embrace their own health.

“And realize that maybe other people in the community might be struggling with maybe cancer and you know to give back to the resource center they offer free service for people who have cancer and their families,” Clarks said.

All proceeds from the meet go to the Hearst Cancer Research Center.

Since the team has started the meet, donations have totaled over $100,000.