United Hospice of Rockland’s (UHR) Director of Development Lanie Etkind has announced that UHR recently received a check for $10,000 from Swim Across America. The check represents funds raised during the 2nd Annual Swim for Hospice, hosted by the Town of Clarkstown at Germonds Pool in West Nyack in July. The 3rd Annual Swim for Hospice will be scheduled during the summer of 2013. During the event, swimmers of all ages will swim either 1 mile or 1/2 mile. In addition, teams of friends and family will participate as groups, some in honor or in memory of an individual.
Swim Across America, Inc., [SAA] is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service. Swim Across America began as a grassroots organization with events developing organically. Now, those events raise hundreds of thousands of dollars - and money raised is still given to local beneficiaries, which happen to be some of the best in the world. SAA is nationwide and bringing Swim Across America events to the whole country, from coast to coast. The SAA community is made up of swimmers, friends, parents, sons and daughters, teachers, coaches and the well - meaning. Many of the most loyal supporters aren't swimmers, but honor family and friends by donating, volunteering, or by helping raise money.
When time matters most, United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. (UHR), provides care, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals affected by serious illness and offers compassionate support to families and members of the community. UHR is a leader among health and human services organizations in improving the provision of care to patients as well as serving as a resource for palliative care, bereavement support, and information about end of life issues. Founded in 1988, United Hospice of Rockland is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and meets the Standards for Charity Accountability of the Better Business Bureau, Inc. For more information, call 845 634-4974, write to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956, visit www.hospiceofrockland.org <http://www.hospiceofrockland.org> or fax to 845 634-7549.