Monday, August 22, 2016

Lake George : Clean Water



Hi everyone,
After a successful April crossing of the beautiful cobalt blue Hawaiian Molokai Channel (with Elizabeth Fry) and a successful 2-person Swim Across the Sound relay (with my twin sister, Beth);

I’m finishing up my 2016 Open Water Swim Season with the
 
Lake George Marathon.  

This is a long 32 mile lake, so we're planning on another 17 hour-ish swim.
 
Whether you are an open water swimmer or someone who likes to paddle on a raft, or take a shower with clean water ... we all can benefit from keeping our water clean.
 
 
I’m fundraising for the Darrin Freshwater Institute of RPI.            Donation information can be found at:

DFWI is a multidisciplinary environmental research center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute dedicated to understanding the structure and function of aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric systems. Their primary research focus is on the ecological consequences of environmental perturbations due to human activities in the Northeastern United States.  http://www.rpi.edu/dept/DFWI/

They are doing some pretty interesting studies to keep our water clean.
Come follow us during the swim, all info is on my blog (below): you will be able to track our progress during our night swim into the following day.
Lake George Marathon: September 17, 2016
 

 
Thank you for your time and interest.
Have a sparkling summer and Dream, Prepare, Succeed
 
Love, Peace and Friendship
and THANK YOU, Thank You, thank you.

Dream, Prepare, Succeed
Marcy
 
 
 

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Swimming for Homes for the Brave

After spending the past 20 years paddling from Dover to France, it is time to venture into new waters, while helping some special people.
Soon, I will be traveling with my A-team to Scotland to swim the length of the famous Loch Ness.
As always, I try to help a Foundation raise funds and awareness and I thank you for interest and support.
I am deeply troubled with the thought of homeless individuals, especially in our US Veteran population.

That is why I am teaming up with our Connecticut-based “Homes for the Brave”. Can you imagine not having a place to call home?

Here is more information about Homes for the Brave! -Facebook pages – https://www.facebook.com/pages/ABRIHomes-for-the-Brave/199613606735630?ref=hl

- Annual Appeal with more information about our financials and programs- http://www.homesforthebrave.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/HFTB-2014-Annual-Report-FINAL.pdf

-Check donations can be mailed to the following address:
Homes for the Brave
655 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

- Donations can be made online as well: https://homesforthebrave.isecuresites.com/products/index.php?type=1110

Please write “Loch Ness Swim/Marcy” to track your donation.


I will always be dedicating my swimming to all those battling cancer and in the memory of 4 special people in my life. Cancer first hit my family when I was young. My grand-aunt Eleanor Kersavage, passed away with uterine cancer and my Auntie Bea Halchak battled with brain cancer.

On January 1, 2002, our LEHY family lost Nikki Giampolo to bone cancer, just turning 16 years old. Her spirit still lives on in our East Hartford swim team.

In July of 2009, my brother-in-law, Gregory Allen Urban, who passed away, after a valient battle with lung cancer. I can see him now, talking about cars and projects around the house, music and his family.

I know Aunties, Eleanor and Bea, Nikki, Greg and all the angels will help me CUT through all this water this summer.

The St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, based in Bridgeport, CT provides financial support for the needs that Health insurance companies don't cover, in addition to providing affordable cancer screening, wigs, medication and other things to make life easier for those suffering with cancer and their families.

Please make a donation, and thank you.

Online donations can be made at: http://give.stvincents.org

or you can send a check through the post to:

Swim Across the Sound
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203)576-5451

Thank you so very much, peace and good health to all.