Join us for our 9th Annual Thanksgiving Swim!
Saturday, November 30
7:30am - 10am
Rye YMCA Brookside Pool
21 Locust Ave Rye, NY
Work Off Your Thanksgiving Dinner for TWO Great causes!
Benefitting MAC Angels Foundation and YMCA Livestrong
This traditional post-Thanksgiving swim will feature a variety of swim sets for a 2000 yard workout. Take the challenge that best meets your goals, and celebrate with post swim refreshments!
In what started out years ago as a “tough” workout at the Rye YMCA for a handful of regulars, has turned into an all ability swim for a cause and great camaraderie. Jim Carlson, seeing the financial needs for Claire Gormley Collier’s battle against ALS years ago teamed up with Claire’s brother Phil and the Y was very receptive. Each year over 100 people participate, volunteer, or spectate the event. As Lauren Johnson who traveled form Tarrytown summed it up…."Great event! I love swimming, I love swimming for a great cause even more!!!"
With Claire’s passing in May 2009, the mission statement of the MAC Angels changed to primarily helping families in similar situations to Claire’s deal with the financial strain of being afflicted with ALS, and to help those PALS live at home with “grace and dignity”, and in a loving family environment. “The support from the community, both past and present, is a real testimony of human spirit, and so appreciated!” chimes Gormley.
Questions contact Phil Gormley
or call MAC Angels directly at 914.637.7010
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12 week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors to regain health as a result of becoming de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from treatment and/or disease. The program helps participants build muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance and flexibility, while ultimately improving their quality of life. http://www.ryeymca.org/livestrong.htm