Some things stay the same, while others change!
This will be my third year participating in the Colin's Hope Got 2 Swim event. Similar to the past, the goal is to raise much needed funds for prevention and awareness of childhood drowning. The difference this year is it is virtual - COVID has messed up another great thing, but we will all overcome.
With that in mind, I have increased my goal and plan on swimming a half marathon over the month of August in support of Colin's Hope and the children we lost (and in some cases nearly lost) due to the Number 1 preventable cause of death - drowning.
As a competitive swimming and someone who has been around water all my life, it amazes me the number of children are injury, lost or die due to water. Most of us think of water as part of a beautiful and fun place to visit (the beach, the lake, the river), but the reality is that unguarded, water can be one of the most dangerous places, especially if you do not take precautions or make preparations.
I challenge you to think about your habits, the way you think about water and the time you spend around it. I challenge you to take the safety quiz on the Colin's Hope website. I challenge you to take action when you see unsafe behaviors - small corrections can have a profound impact.
I hope you will consider donating to the cause this year. I know that times are tough for many and that you have many great options to donate your hard earned money to. I ask that if this cause resonates with you, you believe in me and the work that Colin's Hope is doing, please make a donation. Every dollar helps and goes directly to helping end childhood drowning.
Thanks for considering
Justin - otherwise known as the narwhal 8-)
|Alan Tran||09/10/2020||$51.80||Thanks for amazing things that you are doing out there my friend.||Puneet Dixit||09/02/2020||$101.00||Always willing to support this great cause. Best of luck this year with the half marathon swim and the fundraising!||Brewster Shaw||09/02/2020||$149.63||Great stuff here for a great cause, Papa T. Narwhal||Bob Mack||08/28/2020||$52.34||Irene Lopez||08/27/2020||$64.95||So proud of you Justin, keep it up.||Alan Brolsma||08/27/2020||$100.00||Please don't poke anyone with your Narwahl tusk||Nicholas Servos||08/21/2020||$108.25||Missy Stewart||08/21/2020||$51.80||Sean Waggoner||08/19/2020||$200.00||Justin Hornburg||08/19/2020||$103.30||Great work||Robyn Baker||08/18/2020||$26.06||Such a great cause! Keep it up Justin.||Shelby Rollings||08/18/2020||$26.06||Ellen Manderscheid||08/18/2020||$25.00||Allie Hughes||08/18/2020||$15.00||What a great organization and event to be a part of. Proud of you!||Jenny Horn-Williams||08/18/2020||$15.00||Kelly Lengefeld||08/18/2020||$309.27||So amazing that you do this! Can't wait to watch your journey.||James Frankowski||08/04/2020||$52.34||Next year we should swim Angel's Landing||Anne Renfrew-Hill||08/04/2020||$50.00|