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Swimmers To Take Part In Annual Hour Of Power Fundraiser

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There figures to be some very tired Hamline swimmers Tuesday night. But there is a very good reason for that. The Pipers are joining 162 other teams by jumping into the pool for an hour as part of the 7th annual Hour Of Power fundraiser. Hamline's team will work out at Bush Student Center pool at approximately 4:00 p.m.

The event is a one-hour, all-out, leave-it-in-the-pool practice consisting of continuous, any-stroke relays with the objective of keeping all relays in each lane on the same length.

First started to honor former Carleton swimmer Ted Mullin, who passed away in the fall of 2006 from sarcoma, the “Hour of Power” Relay has grown from 15 teams in its first year to 160 teams in 2011 with 8,000 participating athletes who joined forces to honor all those who are fighting against or have lost the battle to cancer.  This year, 107 college and university teams are among the 163 registered to take part. Participants have raised over $330,000 over the years to support research into the causes and treatment of sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer.

The money raised will go to the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Sarcoma Research at the Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago.

For a full description of the event, visit http://go.carleton.edu/HourOfPower