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21
May

Mosquito Story Slam – STAYING AFLOAT, June 4

The Swim is excited to team up with the Mosquito Story Slam* in celebration of the 30th Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla. All welcome to join in and share stories and cheer on the story tellers on Sunday, June 4, 4-6:00 pm at Mac’s Fish House, 85 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown. Thank you Vanessa […]

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11
Feb

Thirty Swims. Thirty Weeks. Swim for Life countdown to Sept 9

Since 1988 Provincetown Harbor has been activated by hundreds of swimmers, kayakers and safety boaters at the annual Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, raising over $4M. Thirty years later the event continues the mission of the Provincetown Community Compact* to nurture the well-being of Provincetown by supporting numerous community organizations, including AIDS and women’s […]

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08
Dec

The Compact Prayer Ribbons invited to Capitol Hill for World AIDS Day

The Provincetown Community Compact is honored to be invited to US Congress to share the story of the Provincetown Community and our response to HIV/AIDS. Thank you. Come Visit Displays of Remembrance, Hope and Support for 2016 World AIDS Day, December 1. Provincetown Swim for Life Prayer Ribbons Visit Capitol Hill Photo Gallery. Videos. Dear […]

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21
Nov

The Compact honors Orlando nightclub victims, brings Prayer Ribbons to Orlando

Like communities across the country, Provincetown, Massachusetts was shocked and outraged by the recent massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In response, the Provincetown Community Compact (The Compact) recently memorialized the 49 victims at a special ceremony at Provincetown Town Hall. Each person’s name, which was inscribed on a black Prayer Ribbon, and age […]

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14
Sep

29th Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla raises an estimated $225,000 for AIDS, women’s health & the community

After a stormy week of weather, the 29th Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla was greeted on Saturday with partly sunny skies, warm water and a mild Southeast breeze. This post-Labor Day community celebration and fundraiser generated an estimated $225,000 for AIDS, women’s health & the community with the support of 412 swimmers, 75+ […]

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01
Sep

Swim for Life Volunteer Award presented to Zoe Lewis

She grew up in Rottingdean, a small fishing village on the south coast of England. “All the old ladies had poodles. In Provincetown it’s the young gentlemen with their tiny dogs,” Zoe Lewis explains. There are smugglers caves and tunnels under the town and the famous writer, Rudyard Kipling, lived there. It was music and […]

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29
Aug

Swimmer Safety a priority for Swim for Life

The safety of swimmers is the number one priority of the Swim for Life. It requires a coordinated effort from Swim medical personnel and the Provincetown Rescue Squad on shore, and kayakers, motorboats, the Harbormaster, US Coast Guard the Center for Coastal Studies and lifeguards on the water to ensure the safety of each and every swimmer. The event […]

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25
Aug

The Provincetown Community Compact to memorialize the Orlando massacre victims with Prayer Ribbons in a public ceremony on September 6

For Immediate Release Contact: Jay Critchley,  thecompact@comcast.net Boston Globe article. The Provincetown Community Compact (The Compact) will memorialize the 49 Orlando victims at a special ceremony at Provincetown Town Hall on Tuesday, September 6 at 1:00 p.m. Each person’s name will be inscribed on a black Prayer Ribbon, then read aloud and attached to the […]

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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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