My name is Liam Bray, and I am 10 years old. Last year I swam my first Swim For Your Life because I love swimming and it seemed like a cool event for a good cause. I swam the 1K, met some Olympic swimmers, and had a lot of fun. But this year it's personal. This past year my basketball coach, Jen Cronin, was diagnosed with cancer. So I've decided to challenge myself by swimming the 5K and fundraising for Team LIVESTRONG in Coach Jen's honor.

Coach Jen is one of the best coaches I've ever had, in any sport.  She was diagnosed with cancer last year, and she's been fighting hard ever since. In spite of everything she still had the energy to coach our team of 4th and 5th grade boys, and her usual positive spirit kept us going through some tough games, reminding us how important it is to keep fighting no matter how hard things seem. Although as a runner I've run 5Ks and 10Ks, and I am a distance swimmer, a 5K swim is still a really big challenge. But when I'm out in the middle of that lake and it starts to feel hard, I won't give up - I'll think about Coach Jen and how she keeps fighting and that will keep me going too.

 

As part of Team LIVESTRONG, I'm making a difference in the fight against cancer. I've joined with other people around the globe and across different events to raise money for the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

The Foundation serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against this disease that is now the world's leading cause of death. LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer around the world.

The money I raise will support programs and services for cancer survivors. These resources help people diagnosed with cancer face the challenges of the disease head on and live life on their own terms. Livestrong.org/WeCanHelp

Please support me as I make a difference in the cancer fight through my participation in Team LIVESTRONG. Thank you!


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