Alissa's World Drowning Prevention Day Swim & Paddle Quest

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Hi Friends, Did you know that drowning is the #1 cause of death for children ages 1-4 and a leading cause for... Read more

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Alissa Magrum

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Jul 18

12:01 AM EDT

ENDS

Jul 25

11:59 PM EDT

Alissa's World Drowning Prevention Day Swim & Paddle Quest

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Hi Friends,

Did you know that drowning is the #1 cause of death for children ages 1-4 and a leading cause for older children, teens and adults, yet drowning is preventable?

Globally, more than 236,000 people are lost to drowning each year.

Annually, the U.S loses an average of 3,500 people of all ages to FATAL, PREVENTABLE drowning. That is almost 10 people per day!

This year (as of July 7th), Texas alone has lost at least 37 children and many adults to fatal, preventable drowning, while 8x as many have survived a non-fatal drowning.

Between 2006-2020, Texas lost 5000 children and adults to drowning in all kinds of water. That is an average of 1 person per day.

Drowning does not discriminate on any basis- age, race, gender, socioeconomic level or even swimming ability. NO ONE IS DROWN PROOF. Not Even Me or You. YOU.

All that is why I will be swimming and paddling at least 11 miles between July 18 and July 25 (World Drowning Prevention Day).

Why 11 miles? The 11 miles signifies the 10 people in the US lost to drowning each day plus 1 mile for the drownings we are trying to prevent. I will swim each mile of these miles for those lost to a drowning, those who have survived a non-fatal drowning and their families left behind. They are the WHY I swim/paddle and WHY I have been working tirelessly in water safety and drowning prevention for the last 12+ years.

Please join me in this Quest and sign up to swim or paddle wherever you are.

Not up for swimming or paddling? Please consider making a donation of any amount and I'll do all the miles.

It's important to me that you know how Colin's Hope uses the funds raised by this Quest.

Colin's Hope educates parents/caregivers and children to be safer around the water all year round through proven programs. Colin's Hope distributes 75,000 water safety education cards each year, sponsors swim lessons and water safety education lessons, stocks life jacket loaner stations, serves in leadership positions locally, state and nationwide. This year, Colin's Hope just put our evidence-based Water Safety with Colin & Friends curriculum on a new website www.drowningispreventable.org that allows parents, caregivers, teachers and children FREE access to water safety lessons and videos.

The work that Colin's Hope does ABSOLUTELY saves lives, changes behaviors to be safer around water and prevents drownings. If we continue this work, we CAN END DROWNING.

Together, we will do this in honor of Colin and all of the children lost to a fatal drowning and those who have survived a non-fatal drowning and their families who courageously work every day to prevent drowning so that no family will have to experience what they have experienced. It will take ALL of US to change the culture of water safety. I dream of a day when kids learn about water safety when they learn not to touch the stove or to wear a seatbelt or to stop, drop and roll. I know we can get there if we work together.

Remember that DROWNING IS Fast. Silent. AND Preventable. Please tell your family and friends.

Hand over heart thank you for your support!

As Colin used to say- Have the Best Day Ever!

Alissa

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Alissa Magrum

STARTS

Jul 18

12:01 AM EDT

ENDS

Jul 25

11:59 PM EDT

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Alissa's 7 Donors

    • Justin avatar
      Justin RenfrewHill $ 250.00
    • Fryar avatar
      Fryar Laurie $ 55.00
    • Ann avatar
      Ann Stanek $ 110.00
    • Net avatar
      $ 100.00
    • Tammy avatar
      $ 111.00
    • Kristen avatar
      Kristen Beckworth $ 25.00
    • Casey avatar
      Casey Taker $ 25.00

Quester Leaderboard

Quester
Miles Goal
Miles Completed
Pledged
Raised
11
13.03
$ 797.00
$ 797.00
10
10.71
$ 420.00
$ 420.00
10
8.71
$ 200.00
$ 174.21
5
5.42
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
5
5.18
$ 100.00
$ 100.00
4
2.91
$ 60.00
$ 43.68
5
2.24
$ 30.00
$ 16.18
1
1.65
$ 50.00
$ 50.00
2
0.54
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
10
0
$ 75.00
$ 75.00
1
0
$ 25.00
$ 25.00
6
0
$ 120.00
$ 0.00
2
0
$ 50.00
$ 0.00
5
0
$ 48.90
$ 0.00
3
0
$ 15.00
$ 0.00
4
0
$ 0.00
$ 0.00

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