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Join us for our 18th Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare! Registration opens Monday, May 3.  In 2020, thanks to our amazing community, we hit our goal of raising more than $425,000 … in the middle of a pandemic!! THANK YOU!! ​ For 2021 we are planning a hybrid event with different options to participate. YOU choose which is the best fit for you! There’s something for everyone in 2021!

  • GO THE DISTANCE – Between May 3 and August 14 anyone can participate by doing any activity in support of Hospicare. Whether you are walkin’, swimmin’ laps, knittin’, bikin’, or pickin’ up trash, we are grateful for your support!
  • WOMEN SWIMMIN’ FOR HOSPICARE – Swim the lake! Our swimmin’ women are invited to join us for a 1.2 mile out and back swim in our beloved Cayuga Lake. Our modified Swim Day event on August 14 will adhere to CDC guidelines and prioritizes the safety of our community and our swimmers. We will start and end at the Yacht Club. Spectators will be able to watch via Live Stream.

Go the Distance and Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare is a fundraising event that supports the care which Hospicare & Palliative Care Services brings to patients and their loved ones at any stage of a life-limiting illness and/or following a death. This event raises funds and provides information and education about the agency and its mission in a manner that is inclusive, fun, and consistent with Hospicare’s ideal of respect for all people.

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