Swimming for Hope

Starts

August 1, 2016

Ends

August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016
On Monday, August 1, members of the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute’s Junior Leadership community have set their sights on completing NYSCF’s third annual Challenge for Hope. This year, participants will face a 25-mile international marathon swim between Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec, in Lake Memphremagog.

 

On Monday, August 1, members of The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute’s Junior Leadership community have set their sights on completing NYSCF’s third annual Challenge for Hope.  This year, participants will face a 25-mile international marathon swim between Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec, in Lake Memphremagog, to raise awareness and support for NYSCF.

NYSCF JLC – Swim for Hope 2016 from NYSCF on Vimeo.

THANK YOU
TO OUR SUPPORTERS


Maurie Perl
Richard Rundle
James Teague
Gerry & Debbie Bauer
Mark M
Erika
Anonymous
David McKeon
John & Mary-Robb Wilson
Nancy Messina
Amy McCauley
Jessica Townsend Teague
John McCauley
James Rizzolo
Jen Morwin
Danielle Honrath
Other Kacey
Marcusmanley Manley
Jenk Aral
Kari Saitowitz
Laura Wiltshire
Dana & Bertil
Nicole Littrean
Brandon Vensand
Tyler Smith
Marisa Sterling-Abram
Keith & Carol Bauer
Nana Lipper
Kyle Jones
The Scibilia Family
Anonymous
Suzanne Elgendy
Randy Teague
Andrew Sproul
Charlotte Meringoff
The Meringoff Family Foundation
Joann Koeppel
Cornell Teague
Jodi Feldman
Brian Trotta
Brent Herbert
Kevin & Maia Barmish
Alex Pederson
Amy O’Mahoney
Erica Golle
David Burns
Jeff & Lori Kaes
Jessica Lebo
Liz
Barbara Charles
Onnicha Sathapornchaisit
Leigha Kemmett
Matt Tevald
Jacob Goldstein
Anonymous
Leigh Siatka
Patrick Morrow
William Sirignano
Benjamin Pell
Leila & Jean-Marc
Sabrina Bertucci
Dana & Bertil
Nicholas D Lieberman
Kyle McCauley
Michael Breitstein
Anonymous
Anonymous
Jon Terbell
Erin Groleau
William Cruz
Tara Thorne
Katie Brenner
KJG & JSF
Dad
Michele Sprietsma
Hayley Friedman
Jayne Woolf
Virginia McGovern
Jerry Conway
Anna S
Alexander Goldberger
BRAVO! Events
Maggie Close
Gina Picard
Kaitlin Moughty
Natalie Pummill
Carina Garcia
John Esser
Meghan McCurdy
Lindsay Timlin
Katie Gillespie
Minza Zahid
Camille Hausheer
Kacey Koeppel
Aunt Laura
Hannah Park
TC Ramaraj
Scott Marrett
Tom
Alexander Chororos
Milena Warns
C Cassel
Piero Incisa & Shirley Cook
Joanna Morabito
Townsend Teague
Jessica Townsend Teague
Christopher J Richards
Mary & Walter Doggett
James Teague
Anonymous
Darlene McKinnon
Randal Teague
Owen Thomas
Jane McGinty
Abigail Fairman
Samwan Rob
Team NYSCF
Paul Bottinelli
Adam McGovern
Anonymous
Anonymous
Uday Sekhand
Ken & Anne Arndt
Anonymous
Aimee Horowitz
Anonymous
Andrew Groleau
Jill Danis
Justin Roberts
Mary Claire King
Philip Ballard
Lindsay Messina
Maeve Brady
Sevasti Balafas
Anonymous
Kristin A. Smith
Samantha Cavanagh
The Watts Family
Rob Gieser
Ali Kean
Samantha Paull
Andrea + Casey
David Uprichard
Michelle Anne Hololob
Syanna Swyers
Michael Alarcon
Deborah Kean
Amanda Kennedy
Jamie Watts
Cheri McGeary
Tracy Cornell
Chloe Eames
Peter Desloge
Don Andrews
Ryan Callas
Meena
Justin Mao-Jones
Joseph Salameh
Mike Fischman
Jen Snyder
Clair Pardue
Christina Kruise
Matt Quarello
Elliott Russell

MEET OUR HONORARY COACH


Roy Geronemus

NYSCF Board Chairman

As Honorary Team Coach, NYSCF Board Chairman Dr. Roy Geronemus is leading the NYSCF team to the finish line! Dr. Geronemus is a three-time high school All-American swimmer, former college swimmer, and current US Masters competitive swimmer, who has twice completed a relay swim around Manhattan.

MEET THE SWIMMERS


Kacey Koeppel

NYSCF VP, Marketing & Outreach

Mark McCauley

NYSCF Jr. Leadership Council Executive Board Member

Lindsay Messina

NYSCF Supporter

James Teague

NYSCF Jr. Leadership Council Member

MEET THE KAYAKERS


Lauren Bauer Vensand

NYSCF Associate Director, 

Project Management & Lab Ops

Travis Kroeker

NYSCF Research Associate

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE


The goal of the challenge each year is for members to push themselves to complete an ambitious feat to raise awareness and support for NYSCF, and give hope to those suffering from chronic and degenerative diseases.

Last year, participants successfully summited Mt. Rainier, the highest peak in the Pacific Northwest, climbing over 14,400 feet, and in 2014 cyclists endured an intensive, two-day, 270-mile bike ride from The NYSCF Research Institute in Manhattan to the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC on their philanthropic mission.

Building on the success of previous year’s efforts, team NYSCF has set a fundraising goal of $25,000. Please make a donation and join us in accelerating the pace of discoveries in stem cell research to find better treatments and cures for millions of patients around the globe.

CAMPAIGN DETAILS   


Date: August 1, 2016

Location: Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec,
in Lake Memphremagog

Distance: 25 miles

Fundraising Goal: $25,000

ABOUT LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG


Lake Memphremagog has been identified as one of the 50 greatest open water swimming venues in all of the Americas by the Daily News of Open Water Swimming. Open Water Source has selected In Search of Memphre, The Willoughby Swim, and Kingdom Swim as three of the top 100 open water swims in the United States. In Search of Memphre is now one of the Triple Crown of Lake Monster Swims that includes Lake Tahoe, Memphremagog, and Loch Ness.

 

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Athletic Event, Fundraiser