Posted On: August 03, 2016
World Series Swims Director, John Guise announced their new national partnership with The Kids’ Cancer Project that will see close to 10,000 swimmers get behind childhood cancer research across Queensland, NSW and Victoria.
“We’re really excited about joining forces with The Kids’ Cancer Project, the work they do is so critical,” said John.
“Our participants love a challenge and I think they’ll take pride in knowing that this season they’ll be swimming for a very special cause.”
World Series Swims was launched in 2015 and brought together Australia’s leading ocean swim events, spanning from Noosa Heads in Queensland to St Kilda Beach in Victoria.
“We’ve always believed partnering with the community as integral to supporting childhood cancer research,” said Owen Finegan, Chief Executive of The Kids’ Cancer Project.
“It’s only by working together that we will raise awareness that kids with cancer need our help and by supporting research we can all make a lasting difference to their lives,” said Owen.
World Series Swims also received an early boost ahead of the upcoming Noosa Summer Swim launch with high profile Olympian, Michael Klim, confirmed as the Official Event Ambassador and his company Milk & Co as the event’s Principal Sponsor.
Klim, who regularly takes part in the events himself, is excited about the new partnership.
“The Kids’ Cancer Project fund fantastic projects and hopefully we can assist them in every state where events are held," he said.
“The swims are such a fun day for families, kids get to swim alongside their parents and even their grandparents – it’s a really positive, healthy environment."
Event locations this summer include Noosa Heads, Mooloolaba Beach and Gold Coast in Queensland, Bondi Beach in NSW and St Kilda Beach in Victoria.
The Kids’ Cancer Project was founded by Col Reynolds in 1993 who decided to step up and do something to help children with cancer and their families. Twenty three years later over $30 million has been invested into research projects across Australia, thanks to community support.
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