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.

17
Aug

Swim for Life brings Eugene O’Neill back to town

PROVINCETOWN BANNER.  Have you noticed the number of local Centennials recently? Not surprising, we’re in the Centennial Decade, 1910-1920. That decade brought us the Pilgrim Monument, the Art Association & Museum (PAAM), the Provincetown Players, the Beachcombers and to cap it off, the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims arrives in 2020. It […]

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17
Aug

Children’s Place and West End Racing Club added to list

PROVINCETOWN BANNER. The Swim for Life, founded in 1988, fits nicely into the mission of the Provincetown Community Compact, its sponsor: to enhance the well being of the community. The AIDS Support Group and Helping Our Women remain the primary beneficiaries of this post-Labor Day fundraiser, and many other organizations have received funds on a […]

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25
Jul

Provincetown Community Compact presents the Swim for Life

Begun in 1988, the Swim for Life immediately took on a life of its own. The enthusiasm of our community and the urgent need to confront AIDS forged a bond that has continued to strengthen over 30 years. By 1992, 128 swimmers raised $35,000 for the Provincetown AIDS Support Group and People with AIDS Coalition. […]

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