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Swimmers of all skill-levels are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning while raising funds for a worthy cause at Winthrop-University Hospital's Eighth Annual Swim-a-Thon on Sunday, April 26 from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at Hofstra University's Swim Center. Open to swimmers ages 4 and older, the Swim-A-Thon raises vital funds for the Hospital's Pediatric Fund for the Future in support of Winthrop's world-class pediatric inpatient services.

"Winthrop's Swimathon has grown into a highly anticipated annual event, providing a wonderful opportunity for both children and adults to participate in community service, while enjoying a healthy activity," said Ron Marino, DO, MPH, associate chairman and director of general pediatrics at Winthrop, and organizer of the annual fundraiser. "The event provides fun for the whole family and we invite everyone to come out and participate!"

Schools are invited to come in groups, and community members are invited to swim or support a swimmer through a sponsorship pledge. In addition, students can earn community service hours by participating either as swimmers or as volunteers.

Participants will enjoy swim coaching by Joe Petrush from Total Immersion Swimming, massage therapy by Denise Cook, RN, live music by the Garden City High School jazz ensemble and Central Beat rock band, face painting by All about Kids, crafts by Creative Arts Studio of Sea Cliff, raffles, prizes and more.

The registration fee for adults is $20; children ages 4 to 18 are $10. For more information, or to register or volunteer, please visit www.winthrop.org/events or call 663-4423.


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