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11 Mile Swim at Big Creek This Weekend

Posted September 03, 2014 in Ankeny, Community Web Exclusives

Ankeny Aquahawks swim coach does an 11 mile open water swim this weekend to raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma research.

As a way of raising money to offset medical cost for his nephew, Wade, who has Leukemia, and as a way to raise money to find cancer treatments for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Greg Moyle, will be challenging himself physically in honor of those kids who have no choice in the daily challenges they face.

“After attending Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) events this year in honor of my nephew, Wade, I wanted to do more to help both Wade’s family and LLS,” said Moyle. “I decided to do my longest swim ever – an eleven mile loop course at Big Creek in Polk City – to raise awareness.”

Greg, who’s been a swim coach with the Ankeny Aquahawks for the past seven years, estimates the swim will take him 4 1/2 hours to complete. He will begin his swim at 8:30 am this Sunday, September 7th.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

People can go to the Waves for Wade Facebook page to find out more information.

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