Miami Masters Swim for Claire
Sunday, October 16, 8-11am, Miami Aquatic Centre
My name is Claire Reaburn and I have a rare form of Ovarian Cancer known as Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (JGCT). There is no prescribed treatment for JGCT. Due to the small number of females with JGCT, research into this cancer is virtually non-existent.
My husband Peter and myself are very fortunate to be members of the Miami Masters Swimming Club on the Gold Coast. Each year Miami Masters holds a fundraising Swimathon for charity. This year Miami Masters is raising funds for Rare Ovarian Cancer Inc (ROCInc), the organisation set up by the mother of a 16-year-old girl diagnosed with JGCT, to raise funds for lifesaving research into JGCT.
This year’s Miami Masters Swim for Claire Swimathon will be held at the Miami Aquatic Centre at Pizzey Park, Miami on Sunday the 16th of October from 8-11am. Rackley Swimming have very kindly given Miami Masters Swimming Club the use of 5-6 lanes at no cost.
Each lane will do something different and a little challenging. Just as the females with any form of ovarian cancer must face. The Swimathon caters for those who find 50m a challenge through to those who are challenged by 60 x 50m on 60 seconds. Some might do a 400m or 5k straight swim as their challenge, others can do a non-stop relay. You decide! But make it a challenge. As an individual or as a team. Your call.
There is no fee to take part. However, donations are very gratefully taken either by using the button above or donating on the day.
Last year the Miami Masters Swim for Claire raised approximately $15,000 for ROCInc. These funds were channelled straight to the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. Hudson have been able to undertake ground-breaking research into JGCT due to the funds raised by the Swimathon last year.
Miami Masters Swim for Claire has been very fortunate to have several committed sponsors this year who also donated to the event last year.
Rare Ovarian Cancer Inc is a registered not-for-profit charity. All donations are thus tax-deductible with online donations automatically receiving a tax receipt.