Celebrate with us − Sept 10, 2016

Love the journey. *

When people gather with passion and vision great things are accomplished. For over a quarter century, in one of the largest natural harbors in the world, thousands of swimmers braved its unpredictable waters − its chilly currents, surging tides, and their deep fears − raising $4M for AIDS, women’s health and the community.

Celebrating its 29th year, this quintessential Provincetown tradition symbolizes the heroic efforts of a community devastated by the pandemic and its unequivocal response to it. The Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla (a 1.4 mile swim) has become a catalyst for a nurturing community, offering connectedness, healthy exercise and continuity for those who return year after year.

* Written on one of 2500 Prayer Ribbons.

05
Jul

Swim for Life to honor Orlando victims

Provincetown Banner, June 30, 2016.  Organized to fight HIV/AIDS, rampant homophobia and an unresponsive government and medical system, the Swim for Life will honor the victims of the Orlando massacre at its September 10 fundraiser. The name of each victim, and those injured, will be inscribed on a colored ribbon and added to the 2,800 […]

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14
Jun

Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla Sept 10, 2016

Greetings Swimmers, Kayakers, Boaters, Volunteers and Friends, First, in this time of horrendous violence, I’d like to thank you for being part of the Swim for Life community. We are hope! Summer weather is slowly moving in and the harbor and town are coming to life.  Hope you all had a splendid winter and spring […]

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17
Sep

Sunny skies greet 28th Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla; an estimated $200,000 raised for AIDS, women’s health & the community

PROVINCETOWN, MA. After two days of torrential rain and wind, the Provincetown annual Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla emerged on Saturday to clear blue skies, bright sunshine and warm and friendly water. In its 28th year, this traditional, post-Labor Day event generated an estimated $200,000 for AIDS, women’s health & the community with the […]

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