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Swim for LifeBig Fish employees Nate, Annette, Michaela, and Ben took to the frigid waters of Lake Washington to participate in the 2011 Swim For Life yesterday helping raise over $52,000 and getting 520 additional people registered as bone marrow donors.

According to team leader, Annette, “The weather was perfect, the water was warm, and the lake was like glass!”

Swim for Life is a 2.5 mile, team-based swim across Lake Washington starting at Medina Beach Park and ending at Madison Park. Each team is composed of at most four swimmers and one safety kayaker.

This event helps support and expand the national marrow donor program registry, Be The Match. The funds raised help offset some of the costs associated with donor tissue typing needed to add new bone marrow donors. For those facing leukemia, chemotherapy, and other bone-marrow-related issues, the addition of new marrow donors is crucial in maintaining hope.

We’re extremely proud of everyone involved in this wonderful event. Way to go!

Swim for Life Team Felix's Flounders

Nate, Annette, Jim (safety kayaker), Michaela, and Ben (from L to R)

Swim for Life Team Felix's Flounders

Team Felix’s Flounders Gets Ready to Go (photo credit: Venice Buhain)

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